We are thrilled to introduce you to the talented creatives who make up the new Benzie Design Maker Team! Over the next year, we will be working together with each of these makers to bring you innovative tutorials, blog posts, videos and social media content. It's going to be an amazing year! So, let's meet our team and learn why they're excited to be collaborating with Benzie!
"I am thrilled to be joining Benzie for their 2021-22 Maker Team. I'm so excited to be joining such a wonderful company that inspires thousands and I hope that I can bring a little magic into your projects soon! I'm most looking forward to working with such a vast collection of felt and products! The amount of colors of felt has me dizzy with excitement!"
"I am so ecstatic to be on the Benzie Maker Team! I have been using Benzie Design's felt and supplies since I discovered them on Etsy in 2014. (Wow - I didn't even realize it has been so many years!) I searched for an amazing product that I could feel confident using, especially when creating items for sale, and Benzie felt became my unequivocal go-to material. I love sharing my creations and little nuggets of knowledge that may help ease the creation process for others, which is why I have loved Benzie since the beginning - they want people to feel enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment when crafting. I am very much looking forward to a fun and creative year on the Maker Team!"
"Creating is second nature to me (even when the creation doesn't turn out lol). But learning to use my abilities to teach + inspire others to create is something I'm looking forward to immensely! Flowers are my biggest passion and I'm looking forward to being able to grow that even more."
"I am excited to showcase some of the amazing products Benzie Design has to offer as well as learn new tips and tricks from all of the other team members!"
"I'm excited to bring a new perspective to the Maker team, as I use Benzie products in unique ways, transforming them into works of fiber art! I'm excited to share some of the ways I manipulate felt and wool to create tactile environments."
"I found out about Benzie Design through the Magnolia Holiday Wreath tutorial, and since then I've never wanted to buy felt from anywhere else. I love the quality and color variety of the products. I'm excited to join the Maker Team and share my designs and tutorials with the crafting community. Hopefully, I can help other makers create projects they will proudly display year-round, even the seasonal ones (like I do with my holiday wreath)."
"I've loved felt forever, starting with my childhood Christmas stocking. Benzie Design is a place for like-minded makers to find inspiring, doable projects, and the best tools, to make making a pleasure. And for me, projects usually involve felt, so I feel right at home here."
"I'm super psyched to be a part of the Benzie Design Maker Team because I believe there is legitimacy in the art of creating something beautiful. As makers, it is so important to use our crafting talents to spark goodness and change in the world around us. The products of creativity are not superfluous; they are essential! When you need to make a lasting impression, you need to use materials that last -- and you can find them at Benzie Design!"
Jessica of Jessica Counihan
"I love crafting with Benzie's high-quality felt and sharing my ideas with others! The best compliment for my work is when other makers and mamas are inspired by my projects!"
"I love creating things with my hands. I'm very happy to be part of the Benzie makers team, I hope you like my tutorials as much as I do. I'm very excited to create new things with all of your beautiful materials. I can't wait to start this awesome opportunity."
"I went to art school and I'm currently an art teacher, so I'm excited to combine both of those passions in a new way and expand my skill set. I am also excited for the opportunity to collaborate with other like minded makers this year."
"As a fiber artist, I've been using Benzie Design for years. When I heard about their Maker Team, I was excited to apply and share my felting knowledge with the community. I'm an avid supporter of creativity, growth and spreading wisdom where you can. I love all things wool crafts and I'm excited to be apart of this journey with everyone!"