Make a Unicorn Headband and an Easy Felt Monstera Leaf in #ShopShowcase with Benzie Design in Plainfield, Illinois
How did you get started?
My first sewing project started out with a garage sale Singer and a rainbow pack of felt from the craft store -I was off to make my son a monster stuffie! It had ribbon tassels tied to his head and a included a little pocket to leave treasures and love notes... and just days later it pilled and shredded! I was horrified that I put so much work on a toy that didn't even last a week! This disappointment led to search for a better craft felt -one that wouldn't stretch or disintegrate and could put up with a child's play! Benzie Design was created with a goal to provide high quality wool and stitching supplies to makers worldwide.
Where are you located?
Our shop is located in historic downtown Plainfield, IL in Chicagoland.
Which products do you specialise in?
We specialize in wool based fibers with our first love being wool felt! We also carry wool pom, roving and stitching supplies.
Do you have a particular favorite product that you sell?
Our wool blend felt come in a curated 90 palette collection that coordinates with everything else in the shop -felt balls, needle felting and embroidery floss. It's a great way to mix and match palettes when creative inspiration strikes!
What's on the stereo?
The Benzie Team works best to a mix of the '80's and folk rock.
Where else should we visit in your area?
We adore our fun downtown area -so many fun artisanal restaurants -including wine, coffee and ice-cream make for a fun afternoon!
Do you host any workshops, classes or special events?
We always have a workshop or a free make-and-take to look forward too! Check our website to signup!
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
We love to inspire others to create! Check out our instagram (@benziedesign) and our blog at www.benziedesign.com to grab tutorials and other fun craft tips!
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