Here at Benzie Design, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a strong community of makers and creatives who inspire us every day. That’s why this year, we decided to create a program for Benzie to collaborate directly with our community! When we first put out a call for makers, we didn’t know how many applicants to expect. We were blown away when we received over 150 applications for our inaugural Benzie Design Maker Team!
Today we are excited to introduce you to the 12 crafters who make up the Benzie Design Maker Team! Over the next year, we will be working together with each of these creatives to bring you exciting new tutorials, blog posts, videos, and social media content. Stay tuned - we already have some fun projects in the works! Keep reading below to meet our talented Maker Team and learn about why they’re excited to be collaborating with Benzie!
"I absolutely love working with Benzie felt and creating flowers, and being part of the Maker Team is a perfect opportunity to connect with other passionate, like-minded makers. I enjoy taking on new challenges, so being part of the Benzie Maker Team provides me with the chance to try new things in the creative world of felt. I hope that sharing ideas, techniques, and designs with the Benzie community makes me grow as an artist, and I'm sure we can learn from each other!"
"In addition to high quality craft supplies, Benzie Design provides incredible inspiration for makers. I love the innovative color palettes and creative projects they regularly share. I am thrilled to be part of the new Maker Team and to help create ideas and designs that will hopefully inspire you!"
"Crafting and design has always been a part of my life. I remember the excitement from buying my first felt swatch book – seeing those vivid colors I was overwhelmed with ideas about what to make. That's why I'm excited to be a part of Benzie Design's Maker Team, not only do I get to be a teammate with incredible makers but I get to further explore those ideas, test out new projects, and put more positivity out into the world."
Dani of Knitty34
"I am a crafter that loves to try lots of different things, rather than sticking with only one craft. The best thing about felt is that you can use it in so many different ways, for so many different crafts! So working with Benzie, the world’s best felt supplier, is a perfect match for my style!"
"I am excited to be part of Benzie Design's Maker Team because Benzie is the kind of business I'd be proud to represent. Not only does Benzie have quality materials, but in the past year, it has inspired me to be more creative and excel in my craft to my fullest potential."
"Stuffing + wool felt + tiny little faces is one of my very favorite combos. I'm very excited to dig into the whole collection at Benzie Design, like a kid in a candy store!"
"I’m excited to be a part of the Benzie Design Maker Team because I welcome the chance to be a part of a community of makers who love to create. Also, I’m excited to get my creativity on and my hands busy using Benzie products!"
"When it comes to crafting, Benzie felt has quickly become a necessary staple supply. Sharing what I craft, how to do it yourself, and what products I love is my favorite part of the internet!! I look forward to sharing my ideas and finding new creative ideas along the way."
"We're so excited to join the Benzie Design Maker Team! It's exactly the colorful and uplifting inspiration we need to get our creativity flowing. We are absolutely in love with Benzie's color palettes and can't wait to get crafting and share our projects with you."
"I love anything that challenges me as an artist and this opportunity will definitely do that. I’m always inspired by other creative people and the unique ways they approach their craft. Also, I’ve been a longtime admirer of Benzie Design and all their amazing craft supplies. I just think this year will be so much fun!"
"Benzie felt is the highest quality felt on the market, and their selection best represents the full array of colors crafters need to make their work extra beautiful!"
"I am so excited to be part of the Benzie Design Maker Team! So many moments of inspiration have happened when scrolling through the color palettes on the Benzie site, and I can't wait to see what new felt food ideas we cook up this year!"