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.
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).
Made in Felt Bookazine
Project Calm Bookazine
Etc Sussex Magazine