This week’s theme: Knitting.
Tricoteuses were women who would knit while sitting and watching what macabre machine do its work?
The guillotine. A tricoteuse would hang out in the Place de la RÃ©volution during the Reign of Terror and knit while watching heads roll. (Now there’s an app for that.) Madame Defarge is a famous example, but encoding messages in their knitting is not a requirement.
Natalie Toro as Madame DeFarge, with company, in A Tale of Two Cities. (photo by Carol Rosegg)
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