I’m selling off some of my stock so I can re-focus on patterns and kits. So there are some real bargins to be had if you’re starting out yourself or just want to make a bit of cash selling tools and beads.
I get quite frustrated that the majority of craft magazines, blogs and websites focus on what I can only describe as “twee” crafting. I know everyone’s taste is different and that’s A GOOD THING – but every time I see a pink magazine cover with butterflies on I’m reminded of that IKEA advert about getting rid of your chintz…
This guy is the epitemy of not-chintz. His name is Ben Venom (which gives his taste away a little) and he makes quilts. Not the American Quilters Association type pretty patches type of quilt, but a demonic, dark and graffitiesque type of quilting which is really quite beautiful. A little Iron Maiden for me, but I wanted to celebrate the alternative world of not pink and fluffy crafts.
There’s a feature on Ben on CraftGossip with a video of him you might want to check out.
Here’s some of Ben Venom’s work:
So I’ve a few ideas on the go for new Gyre&Gimble create it kits, but I thought it would be nice if you got involved in the development process and told me which of the kits I have planned you would most like to buy. Whichever one you choose will be the one I get to market next. Thanking You x