Simone Bensdorp

About Simone

Simone Bensdorp is a textile artist based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. She creates playful and practical works with felted wool, plant dyes and inks, and other local resourceful craft using New Zealand wool and other natural fibres. Her work is grounded by a philosophy of resourcefulness, using local, repurposed and sustainable materials wherever possible. Simone is passionate about keeping traditional felt making skills alive, while continuing to expand and push boundaries with contemporary techniques. 


Simone is also an experienced workshop facilitator with a contagious enthusiasm for creativity. Her workshops are fun, inclusive, hands-on and suitable for all experience levels. She currently teaches at Rekindle and is available for private workshops.