© 2017 Mithra Designs Ltd
© 2017 Mithra Designs Ltd

May Willavoys

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Decoupage Cards

May has been making cards since 2006. This started out as a hobby to fill in the time betweens shifts on her employment in the social care field. When she retired she had her own craft studio built and she joined various craft guilds including Craft in Action, where she has been a member since 2010 and is seen regularly at their fairs. She is joined by her husband, John, who started helping her on his retirement from the retail industry. May mainly makes decoupage cards, which is where the picture is built up in layers, but she also makes 3D articles such as baby cribs, wedding cakes and boxes and her work has been seen on a television crafting channel, where she has designed cards for the demonstrations shown. Knitting by Nanna May’, is also skill of crafter May who has branched out into knitting chiefly baby clothing such as matinee coats, cardigans, bonnets, bootees and mittens, along with baby blankets. However, she has been known to produce more adult items from time to time. May is willing to take commissions from both her fields of expertise and will be happy to discuss requests and patterns. When Cheltenham and Tewkesbury were flooded, May was working as a palliative carer in the community and it was thanks to the RNLI and their support that meant she was able to get to her patients therefore, all profits from her crafting are donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution where the money is spent on buying uniforms.