Monday, February 22, 2010
Featured Seller Benjamin Krudwig
As promised for all of you who have been waiting with baited breath, my first featured artist is Benjamin Krudwig.
I met Benjamin on a wonderful site called Indie Junction, a great place for crafters, artists and photographers to come together to give each other support and advice and to, well, just bs, which is obviously something I do quite well.
I am now quoting directly from Ben's shop on etsy to describe his work - "Sustainable crochet products made using natural fibers, renewable or reused resources."
In high school Ben's sister taught him to knit and about a year or so ago he taught himself how to crochet. In 2008 he learned the Japanese art of amigurumi from a friend. For those of you who do not know what amigurumi is, I looked up the exact definition on Wikipedia - "the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures". The object of this art is to make things that are "cute". Well in that, Ben is definitely a master of this art. His creations are wonderful and certainly cute. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them.
In addition to amigurumi, Ben primarily crochet's wonderful hats, made from his own patterns, and beautiful scarves. I have also seen some of his other items; great looking gloves, afghans and coasters. Any crocheted items you would want he can custom make for you.
To see more of Ben's work you can find him on: