Subversive Cross Stitch
Sewing Gets Rude
Implications - The return of cross-stitching reflects a desire for traditional forms of design and a love of all things retro. At the same time, consumers wish to customize their own home decorations and add a goofy and cheeky touch to all things conventional. Corporations can meld the old with the rebellious, in order to strike a balance between what is considered customary and what is considered contemporary.