Retro 21 header, if it needs sewing, it needs me

‘I’ve found it’s getting harder and harder to find true craftsman and people willing to repair things today and I can honestly say Karen is one of those people.

Lots of people told me to just throw away my old office chair and buy a new one but after having it for nearly 30 years it had become like and old reliable friend, it was however pretty beaten up, torn and the foam was, well past it’s best. I searched and searched for someone to re-upholster it, but many wanted a fortune to carry out the work.

I then by chance found Karen’s website and after speaking to her I felt comfortable letting her take on the challenge and I have to say I’m so pleased with the end results and again it’s like having my old friend back again. Karen’s work is exceptional, she is deeply knowledgeable in her field and a joy to work with. It was worth every penny I paid and I’m so glad I did.’

Tony B (Southampton)

New Orleans Saints cover

I am absolutely thrilled with my New Orleans Saints multi-leathered patchwork cover for my favourite old faithful recliner.

Posted these images on the NFL New Orleans Saints fans page and had over a thousand likes and at least 40 people asking how they can get one! I was happy to say its a one-off creation by an English genius!

Thank you so much Karen, you made this ol fella really happy!

Dave Flowers

Karen has designed and made a bespoke dress and jacket for my daughters wedding. She has done a magnificent job. Listening to what I wanted, adding ideas. The out come is wonderful, I can’t thank her enough! I know on my daughters big day I will feel very special.Thank you so much.

Rose Gruar

I'm over the moon with my covers for the conservatory that Karen kindly made for me. 100% professional reliable and experienced. Would have no hesitation in recommending Retro 21. Thank you heaps Karen x

Sarah Herringshaw