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:
Love it, or hate it, it’s not twee….