Meet GEM

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Hi, I'm Gemma Pratt. I'm a craft addict that struggles to take life too seriously.

Mayinspire originally started as a craft blog. I wanted to share the things I'd made for my home and try to find crafty people like me online. Over the years, I spent so much money on making projects that my home was overflowing with craft supplies. When I was asked to start a local craft group for adults, my husband gave me the confidence to share the skills and fun supplies I had built up (I think he just wanted a tidy home!). Many years on and here we are. I'm absolutely head over heels in love with Mayinspire and am very proud of this positive, non-judgemental craft company.

I think it is important for us to put our own stamp on projects, so we spend a lot of time adapting them into 'Mayinspire makes'. As well as crafts, I also have an interest in art, woodwork and DIY, so I like to create fun projects which teach these skills too.

My favourite craft to make and teach is dream catchers. They have such a lovely history to them and I love seeing the different designs which people make. It is hard for me to stick to one craft though as I'm a little bit addicted to trying new things. It also depends what mood I am in, for example when I'm tired, I love relaxing with some painting or needle felting.

I am on a lifelong mission to make the world more colourful (Kawaii dreaming!) and my friends would describe me as very quirky. I'm a qualified teacher for post 16 students so teach adults from college age and above.

That's a bit about me. I would love to see you at our craft tables soon to find out more about you. Check out the What's On page for planned dates, or grab a craft kit and start your crafting adventure.

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