When it comes to what you make, do you go modern, vintage or retro?
Most of the work I do is cross stitch, and whilst the designers are current, much of what I stitch could be classed as “vintage” or “timeless”. Many of the items I do are samplers, so – for instance – the Catherine Archer sampler by Jane Greenoff, which takes a 19th-century original sampler as inspiration.
Many of the other samplers I do, such as those designed by My Big Toe are traditional rather than modern.
I don’t make other items, such as dresses etc, so I have nothing that falls into these categories!
I sometimes see the dresses in Monsoon for the young girls – all satin and tulle for the princesses, and whilst I would love to be able to make one (I catch myself going “I’m sure I can make it for less than £65, oh wait, not I can’t cos I can’t make dresses!”).
What style do you prefer making?