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Welcome to Rose-May the home of handmade artisan gifts. Based in the heart of the North Yorks Moors Helmsley North Yorkshire.


Rose-May is an independent small business. All our products are handmade by us, using traditional techniques and vintage Singer sewing machines. We support other local independents with our buttons being handmade by a local ceramist, and our boxes being made by a local paper crafter. Our lavender is also locally grown.

Our products range in styles from traditional to modern and contemporary. Every one is made from high quality materials. These products can be bought from our website or you could see us at craft and gift fairs, which we travel all around the country to attend.

We each have our own specialities to provide to the business that helps us work together. From packing the products, keeping the sewing machines working, to setting up the stand at fairs. We take inspiration from each other to produce products that are unique to us.


Traditionally hand crafted


We use plush faux fur for our hedgehogs, that is renowned for being the world’s finest as used by top fashion designers, while all being cruelty-free. The face and underside of the body are made with a contrasting fabric and each one has leather ears, black safety eyes and a hand embroidered nose. The use of high-quality fabrics makes this unsuitable for young children as toys. With hedgehogs being adored by so many wildlife lovers, these make a wonderful gift filled with charisma.

 Our birds are made using Liberty fabric and make a pleasant change to your traditional lavender bag. They contain Yorkshire grown dried lavender mixed with stuffing to keep their shape. With their handy ribbon attached, they can add decoration around the home to give any room a relaxing fragrance. Alternatively, it may be placed under your pillow to function as a natural sleep aid due to the calming properties of lavender. Lavender further acts as a natural moth repellent making these excellent to place in wardrobes/drawers/cupboards to keep your clothes, sheets and towels safe and smelling fresh.

Gerry is our most popular classic bear, made  from our own unique pattern, ensuring he has real character and makes a wonderful gift. With his slightly scruffy appearance, he has great appeal and a personality to be treasured for many years. Gerry is made using the finest quality Steiff Schultz mohair. He is fully jointed with suede paws, glass eyes and hand embroidered facial features. Each one also has our handmade ceramic button on his foot to prove they are an authentic Rose-May bear. Please note that due to the materials used, these collectors’ bears are not toys. However, they do make wonderful keepsakes and are an ideal birthday and Christening gift.

£80.00 including postage

We attend many local fairs and shows throughout the year please see our events page. Our items are available to purchase through Amazon, just click any image to be redirected . All being handmade by ourselves stock does change so please keep a look out for new items that may be added. If there is anything else you would like please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endevour to do our best help. 

fabric artificial flowers
Abraham moon tweed artificial tulip flowers

telephone: 01439 771821

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