About Us

With over 30 years of experience, our lead designer and seamstress, Karen, brings a wealth of skill and a passion for quality to each piece. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service, whether you need a perfect fit for a special occasion or want to learn the art of sewing. Read more about our talented team below.

Meet the Team

Karen Meyers

Owner

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

Assistant

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.

Ligita Sims

Assistant

Ligita Sims joined the Stitchworks team in 2021 just in time as things got really busy after a year of Covid lockdowns.

Her strong aesthetic sense and experience with knitwear and soft furnishings make her an excellent addition to the team. She loves anything linen and has a side gig as and embroidery artist. In her spare time she enjoys a frosty, wintry walk.

Kim Newton

Assistant

Kim Newton joined our team in 2022 after an “extended holiday” living abroad in Spain! Lucky for us, she relocated back to the UK and brought her 50 years experience of couture work and tailoring with her to Stitchworks. From 1974 – 1999 she worked in London for such names as Anouska Hemple, Catherine Walker, Bruce Oldfield and Norman Hartnell and has even had a hand in sewing garments worn by the Queen Mother, Princess Diana, the Duchess of York and Kent. For Kim, sewing professionally is as much who she is as what she does, and we are busy trying to convince her that retirement is not an option!