Benton's Menagerie & Makerie

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Hello lovers of the fluffy stuff.


Thank you so much for bobbing by to find out a little bit more about Benton's Menagerie & Makerie.


I am a professional maker of mixed media and felt wildlife sculptures, which I create by hand in my Devon studio using a technique called needle felting.


I run felting workshops in my studio and at a variety of venues across North Devon and I exhibit and sell my work in selected galleries and shows up and down the UK.


Want to learn felting but can't make it to a workshop?


If you'd like to know how to make felted sculptures like mine then my Monthly Menagerie Felting Club could be the answer. You get to take part in one of my workshops, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.









The Monthly Menagerie Felting Club is for people who want to learn how to needle felt or improve their felting skills. It's suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some felting experience who'd like to take their needle felting to the next level.


Through my felting club I'll be sharing exactly how I make my sculptures, holding your hand through the whole felting process, sharing tips and tricks along the way. All the instructions are via highly detailed video tutorials that you can watch as many times as you need. On top of that I'll also provide you with the same tools and materials that I use in my studio to make the needle felted sculptues that I sell in galleries. Every project comes with a box of fluff and stuff, as well as top secret treats and surprises. And there's a different project on offer each month.


I taught myself how to felt and spent years fine tuning my skills and learning new techniques. There were a few disasters along the way - I look at some of my earlier pieces and cringe a little at the mistakes I made. Over time my skills improved and my felting became increasingly finer and more sophisticated. But I'm still learning and am excited to see what my work will be like in another 5 years! Don't worry, I'll help you to avoid some of the felting mistakes I made early on.


The Monthly Menagerie Club is super flexible - you can order a single project box or sign up to a monthly subscription. I also have free guides and tutorials for you to get your teeth into, so do take advantage of those by singing up to my newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time). Any questions, drop me a line at or message me on my Facebook Page



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