Far from twee

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…

Chuck Out Your Chintz from Pentagram on Vimeo.

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:

Love it, or hate it, it’s not twee….

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