meet the team

Karen Meyers



Karen has been sewing for as long as she can remember and her professional career has always included a needle and thread in some form or another. Before moving to the UK in 2013 she worked as a sample maker for a  bespoke clothing label in Atlanta GA, co-founded “Fiber and Fun Summer Sewing Camp” for teens and created her own range of  one of a kind accessories from vintage and upcycled materials which she sold online and at Art Festivals in the Southeastern United States.  Karen opened Stitchworks in 2017 to provide Woodbridge with a high quality alterations studio and to spread the love and art of sewing to the next generation of kids.


Nicola Lumley


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Gazing into a microscope while pursuing her degree in plant biology was the beginning of Nicola's love of tiny details and her fascination with all thing miniature. It also honed her ability to see things hidden inside other things which has given her a real knack when it comes to upcycling. She joined the Stitchworks team in October 2018 and  brought her passion for up cycling and sustainability with her. She has helped to breath new life into old garments since her first day on the job, if you’ve got mending or repairs, she’s your gal! If you would like to see what she is creating  in her spare time, check out her Instagram account Suffolk Upcycling.


Natasha Owen


Natasha Owen is currently studying A Levels in Textiles, Art and Photography at Suffolk One College and is the intrepid Saturday help. She loves fashion, sewing and working out at the gym and is currently deciding where she will continue her Textiles education next year.  

Alex Navarrete

Jack of all trades

Alex Navarrete is Karen’s husband and an Aerospace Engineer (nerd) who can be seen on the weekends  fixing things, hanging things, hauling things and assembling things at the shop. While his specialty is NOT sewing, there would be no Stitchworks without him. 

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