Simone Bensdorp is a textile artist based in Christchurch, New Zealand. She creates playful and practical felt works, 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. Small works are available to purchase online, or get in touch to discuss larger commissions. 


Simone is also an experienced workshop facilitator with a contagious enthusiasm for felt making. Her workshops are fun, hands-on and suitable for all experience levels. For more details see the Workshops page, or get in touch to arrange a private workshop.


To find out more about Simone's felt making practice and philosophy check out her RNZ interview here


Felt maker | Artist | Teacher

Simone Bensdorp



Wonderful, funky felt slippers! What a treat to have input into the design, too. Great communication and they arrived really quickly. Thanks so much!

- Haidee, June 2018