My name is Melanie Ann Green and I am a felt maker and artist. I work from my studio as part of the Hanover Studios artist group in the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough, UK.
I studied textile design at Loughborough university and graduated in 2001 with a BA(hons) in Multi Media textile design. It took me a long time to find my feet after university and I tried lots of things but it was only when I was being creative that I felt truly myself.
I took a feltmaking course at the local community center and fell in love with the processes of feltmaking. I started my first online shop in 2007 making felted bags, then moved onto felted animals and wee beasties.
The birds of the Felt Menagerie came from 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 10000 birds and they are constantly changing, evolving and growing. I quit my day job in 2011 and now make felt full time… I still can’t quite believe I get away with doing this as a job!
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