The Felt Menagerie Needle Felted Birds and Handmade Gifts
My name is Melanie Ann Green and I live on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast in a seaside town called Scarborough. I studied textile design at Loughborough university but I found my true love of felt making years later when I took a community course at our local Church.
I began Feltmeupdesigns in 2007 and decided to take the plunge and quit my day job in 2011. I worked from home initially but last year I took another big step in finding my own studio space on the West Pier, overlooking the harbour on Scarborough's historic seafront and beach, I'm surrounded by seagulls, ice creams and fish and chips!
The birds of the 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.
I also have a silly side, visit my shop The Snob Goblin to see my quirky, imaginative side and meet my Goblins:
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Melanie Ann Green
Owner, Maker, Designer, Feltmaker, Bird Wrangler, Artist
My name is Melanie, I studied textile design at Loughborough University and have always had a passion of drawing. I live in the seaside town of Scarborough surrounded by wild moors, rolling gray seas and faded seaside glamor.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
Your bird will be packaged in a Kraft gift box stuffed with pretty shredded tissue paper for protection and stamped with the Feltmeupdesigns logo. Gift wrapping is available free of charge upon request, just message me when purchasing.
We post all our birds in sturdy boxes made from recycled materials. Where ever possible I try to recycle packaging to help the environment and to keep postal costs down. Please reuse your packaging and help save a tree!
Custom and personalised orders
Please message me for details on custom orders, generally custom work takes 7- 10 days to make. I take payment up front on all custom orders but I send photos for approval before shipping so details can be tweaked.
Please note I only make birds, if I am unable to make a custom item I will let you know ASAP, please do not take offense if I am unable to make your custom request, I am just one woman. I may be unable to accept custom orders at peak times like Christmas.
Posting and Packaging.
I ship standard first class delivery from the UK. Birds are always dispatched within 3 days of purchase and if there are going to be delays I always message to advise of this.
Typically it takes 10-14 days internationally but allow up to 4 weeks to arrive as customs can be tricky and please allow plenty of time for your order to come, especially if its for a special occasion.
Your order will be shipped within 3 days of purchase, typically items are shipped first class post, average shipping times are:
UK: 5-7 days
Europe: 5-10 days
International: 10-14 days
The service does not provide tracking but you will receive notification when your item is shipped. If you have not received your order with in 25 days please contact me.
Birds are delicate in nature and do not like water, because of the processes used wetting and rubbing will damage your bird, surface clean only and be very gentle. Birds are not toys even though they look cute they are not made for children... in the event of a toddler attack I do offer a repair service. Please message me for details.