Stemming from a deep appreciation for the timeless techniques of traditional textile arts and crafts, and a love for mid-century modern design, Wife-made designs reflect both the nostalgia of yesteryear and the freshness of current trends.
By incorporating modern colour palettes with retrospective shapes and patterns (or vice versa), Xanthe creates contemporary and evergreen designs that can be tailored to reflect personal taste, while crafting an heirloom piece to be handed down through the generations.
Where it all began
The Wife-made story begins as many often do – cue the high school graduate with creative dreams, who takes the ‘safe’ route and studies International Business and Commerce, gets married, has kids and rediscovers her creativity underneath an enormous pile of laundry and dirty nappies.
Xanthe’s creativity stems from her family heritage, and she has many memories of her Grandma’s and Aunts’ beautiful pastel paintings, and her Yia-yia’s finely crocheted bedspreads.
From a young age, Xanthe was encouraged by her mother to try her hand at various traditional crafts including sewing her own clothes, quilting, hand-embroidery and smocking; and while she still loves to dabble in various crafts, Xanthe’s passions lie in sewing, quilting, drawing and painting.
Xanthe lives on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia, with her husband, Daniel, and their four children.