Dangerous Minds | Needling the Nazis: The subversive cross-stitching of Major Alexis Casdagli

Casdagli spent long hours working on his cross-stitching and between 1941 and 1945, he created a series of subversive samplers, in which Casdagli had hidden, around the Swastikas and Hammer & Sickles, a series of messages in Morse Code, which read:

“God Save The King”

“Fuck Hitler”

via Dangerous Minds | Needling the Nazis: The subversive cross-stitching of Major Alexis Casdagli.

One Reply to “Dangerous Minds | Needling the Nazis: The subversive cross-stitching of Major Alexis Casdagli”

  1. Cool – reminds me of some wool-based steganography where a Frenchwoman working for SOE encoded the travel times and disposition of the military trains stopping at the station visible from her sitting room window, in the sweaters she knitted.

    I also first thought the Nazis would have been needled enough, by the hammers and sickles; but it looks like these particular samplers were completed before the Battle of Stalingrad kicked off…

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