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About

Felt dogs, animals and paper construction cards that will make you smile!

Hello I'm Benjamin, Maker in Chief at TheBigForest.

From my studio in Brighton I can see the sparkling sea and South Downs that surround this beautiful, quirky city. My daily walk on the hills or the nearby woodland inspire me to create amusing animal brooches, finger puppets and other items to spark you and your family’s imagination and make everyone smile.

I also make felt dogs because, well, we all love our trusty pooches! My felt mutts have been sent all over the world to remind folks of their pets and they make a great, thoughtful gift.

Finally I stock paper construction items designed by my occasional collaborator and trusty forest pal Mr Craven: Raconteur inspired by the charming and eccentric people he meets on his travels.

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Because people love talking about us!

I started my business in 2012 and my work has featured in many publications and websites including Project Calm Magazine, Oh Comely, Made in Felt (from the publishers of Mollie Makes), Inspired London: A Guide to the Handmade in London, The Guardian Weekend website and the Norwegian magazine Dilla på håndlaget (Hooked on Handmade).

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    "Love this little fella,beautifully made and great detail."
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    "I almost cried when we received the first sculpture of our dog, Basil. She just turned 10 and it’s already very emotional to celebrate such a milestone. The work Benjamin does is unbelievable. From the colors to the face expression everything was identical to Basil in real life. It’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. Thank you!"
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    "Amazing product! Superb quality! Thank you! I love these little felt dogs and brooches. They look just like our pets!"
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    "Love the card, brilliant customer service from this seller."
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Press Comments

"TheBigForest's wonderful heirloom creations make a very special gift"
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Aug 2015

Made in Felt Bookazine

"Wear your favourite breed as a felt brooch made by TheBigForest! "
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Aug 2017

Project Calm Bookazine

"It feels like kids get all the fun...but thankfully TheBigForest is seeking to redress the balance with its fun filled characters. "
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Jun 2014

Etc Sussex Magazine

"Everything Benjamin does is characterised by attention to detail and dedication to perfection."
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Jan 2014

Crafty Magazine

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56, Chester Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6GB, GB

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