Melanie Ann Green
I am a needle felter and print maker living on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast in Scarborough.I studied textile design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design and graduated in 2001 with a degree in Multi Media textile design. I discovered Feltmaking when I took a course at the local community center and fell in love with the process. I started with wet felting, making handbags and brooches but soon moved on to needle felting as the more sculptural qualities and three dimensional aspects appealed to me.
I opened my first etsy shop to sell my work online in 2007, I decided to call it Feltmeupdesigns because everyone loves a good (or bad) pun. I started making birds because of a lovely little woman called Beryl who lived upstairs from me, she fed birds on her window sill and the seed used to patter down on to my porch. She collected feathers and said that they were signs from the angels... I made my first bird for Beryl.
Since then there has been no stopping the advance of the felt bird army.I've made over 3000 birds and they are constantly changing, evolving and growing. I quit my day job in 2011 to concentrate full time on Feltmeupdesigns. I now supply several shops and galleries with my birds and sell online.