Release date: 14.02.2019
The Makerss join the Create and Craft Family
Create and Craft is delighted to welcome The Makerss to Create and Craft TV.
The Makerss is owned by Steffi Stern and Sophie Buckley, wool and craft enthusiasts who have been professionals in the creative industry for many years and established The Makerss in June 2015 when their first joint book Making Needle Felted Animals was published. Steffi Stern has since then written another book, Making Simple Needle Felts, which was released in 2018 and is currently working on a third.
Both Sophie and Steffi uphold values that guide their business development and have contributed to their success over the last four years. These values are fundamental to their daily business practice. They have stated “We both believe that everyone is creative and can craft. We endeavour to make needle felting and other crafts accessible to everybody and are here to support, encourage and help”.
Anya Ilic, Buyer – Create and Craft, commented: We are delighted to welcome The Makerss into the Create and Craft family. With a large range of beautiful needle felting products and a selection of exclusive products that will only be available on Create and Craft, we are very excited about our future working with The Makerss.
Steffi Stern, Co-Founder – The Makerss, commented: We are delighted to bring our leading edge needle felting expertise to Create and Craft and cannot wait to share the magic of turning woolly fluff into beautiful creations. We only sell what we love and use ourselves.
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About Create and Craft TV
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