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100 needle felted birds, each one crafted around a felt bead, each one unique.
100 needle felted birds, each one crafted around a felt bead, each one unique.
100 needle felted birds, each one crafted around a felt bead, each one unique.
149 backers pledged £4,193 to help bring this project to life.

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Make 100 : Needle Felted Birds, each with it's own signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

Hello! My name is Melanie Ann Green and I am a needle felter and print maker, the creative lunatic behind Feltmeupdesigns. I have 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns under my belt the most recent being a crazy penguin project that got a little out of hand and resulted in a lot of dancing in a penguin suit (Things got a bit silly)

I explain a little more about the process and the project in the video below if you want to know why this project and what it's all about.

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More Birds Added!

100 More birds added! I agonised over what would happen if I hit 100 birds... and I've decided to keep going! This means that there will be 2 prints in everyone's rewards packages (at least) and extra funds will allow me to purchase custom made display bird boxes for the exhibition from the awesome Wudwerx and build better displays. Thank you so much for your support!

The first bird... Galah Cockatoo
The first bird... Galah Cockatoo

 

2 years ago I set myself a challenge to make a bird a day for a whole month, each one crafted around a 3cm bead, each one taking no more than 1 hour to make. This time I am challenging myself to make 100 birds, each one unique and each one using the same set of rules I used for the original Bird a Day Project

Previous Birds from the Bird A Day Challenge
Previous Birds from the Bird A Day Challenge

The only difference is this time I'm not limiting myself to one a day and at the end of the project there will be a mini exhibition at my studio at Hanover Studios in Scarborough. Progress posts will be added to this project and to my blog and facebook as I go along so you can see each bird as they emerge from their felty eggs!

Me, having just finished wrapping all the rewards from my last Kickstarter
Me, having just finished wrapping all the rewards from my last Kickstarter

I learned so much from the first bird a day project so I can't wait to get started on this one, there are so many birds I have wanted to make and this project will motivate me to push myself out of my comfort zone.

Can I choose my bird?

The idea is that your bird will be assigned randomly, however they do tend to fall in to families of birds (sea birds, exotic birds etc) so at the end of the project you will be asked your preferences, which colours you like and don't like and which bird family you like best... this way hopefully everyone gets something they like.

Long Necked Birdies!
Long Necked Birdies!

Can I buy more than one bird?

Yes, add £20 to your pledge for each extra bird you would like... but don't forget to message me and let me know you've done this, you don't need to add extra postage unless you want your birds posted to different addresses, if you want to send someone a bird then make sure to message me so I can note it on your pledge.

Examples from a previous project to make a bird a day
Examples from a previous project to make a bird a day

Can I request a bird for you to make?

You can ask, but don't be upset if I don't make it. This project is about firing my imagination... but a little extra inspiration is a good thing, drop me a message.


What the heck is needle felting anyway?

Needle felting is a process of making stuff out of fluff! Using special barbed needles raw wool is sculpted by stabbing it until it becomes a solid form... it's magic! (and highly addictive)

Tools of the Trade
Tools of the Trade

I have nearly 10 years experience of sending birds all over the world and 2 Kickstarter Campaigns in the bag. If you are still feeling a bit worried then please check out my feedback down at the bottom of my page

(Please note some pictures are only examples from the last project birds will be unique to this project)

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with it's own risks and challenges. This time I am not working with any other companies to produce my main rewards so it's all on me. I've given myself longer than I think I will need to produce all the birds and stage an exhibition and ship the little blighters.

I have nearly 10 years experience of sending birds all over the world and 2 Kickstarter Campaigns in the bag. If you are still feeling a bit worried then please check out my feedback (link above) I've got a near as dammit perfect feedback score.

I can't guarantee that there won't be penguins either... penguin sabotage is always an option!

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    A5 Print of All 100 Birds

    A5 Print of All 100 Birds
    (5.8 x 8.3 in)

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    1 Needle Felted Bird

    1 Needle Felted Bird, Allocated at random plus a certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered by the artist, plus an A5 Print of all the birds.

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    Another 100 Needle Felted Birds: 1 Bird

    1 Needle Felted Bird, Allocated at random plus a certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered by the artist, plus an A5 Print of all the birds.

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