Cross stitch is in my blood. My mother once ran a business that made cross stitch kits and it was a real family affair: my father painted some designs for it and graphed others, my sister's and I cut lengths of thread in our school holidays, both my mum's sister's worked with her for all distribution, sales, manufacturing tasks, and it grew to be (at one stage) the biggest of it's kind in Australia.
So I found this site 'Submersive Cross Stitch' with associated book, and I realised that there is an opening here to capitalise on my family experience and potentially to put my retired parents in my employ. I could find iconic images and get my dad to graph them and my mum to cross stitch them. Hmmm... this one requires a lot more thinking.
Verdict: new world fashion or olde worlde crafte?