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Knowledge is Power, a Video on the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collection, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen wanted to create a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Knowledge is Power, that message is the name of the person whose work sparked the inspiration for the entire collection, Elizebeth Smith Friedman.

Kristen spelled Elizebeth’s name in code in each of the five designs. Beginning with those coded messages, she created shapes and ultimately patterns. Learn more about this technique, and the collection, in this video.

Video credit: Kristen Dettoni

This collection is making its debut at NeoCon 2021 October 4 – 6, in Chicago.
Find us in theMART on the 7th floor at Booth 7–4049.

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Kristin Crane

Kristin Crane has designed jacquard designs for the home furnishing and residential jobber market for many years, with mills in the US and in China. Today, she writes about pattern and design trends for Design Pool from her home in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing about fabric, she can be found weaving in her home studio or hiking along the Rhode Island coast.


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