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If you desire something truly different, you’ve arrived! Ali is passionate about chairs. She rescues, repairs, restores and reupholsters each item to a new life as an absolutely individual piece. Needle Rock operates from a small workshop in a seaside village overlooking the dramatic coastline of West Wales. Whether it's a chair, a chaise, a Victorian Chesterfield sofa, or a delightful little corner chair that you are searching for, Ali is sure to have something suitable in stock awaiting transformation - so give her a call on 07534 216297 or drop her an e-mail at to discuss your next project...

Traditional 'Curvy' Armchair


‘Sit down’ and relax in this beautiful rebuilt 1940’s armchair. With it’s flaring feminine curves, a trio of complimentary fabrics, this chair is most definately 'a keeper'.


Stripped back to its bare frame;

Rebuilt using traditional materials and techniques;

Sprung arms, sprung seat and cane edge;

Original castors, and bun feet on the front.

Height = 91 cm, Depth = 86 cm, Width = 89 cm.

'Harlequin' Pair of Edwardian Salon Chairs


Be your very own VIPs in these highly individual Edwardian Salon chairs, given a spectacular Needle Rock makeover using sumptuous 'Cobalt Quill', and complimentary upholstery velvets from the Designers Guild collection.


Originally part of a seven-piece salon set (two large chairs, a chaise longue, and four dining chairs);

With square sectioned legs and original castors;

Art Nouveau design on the cut through shapes on the top and side rails;

Traditionally reupholstered with sprung seats for comfort and durability;

Gloss black painted frames and matching trimmings.

Height = 102 cm, Depth = 65 cm, Width = 66 cm.

Original 'Parker Knoll' Wingback Armchair


Be bold with the 'Needle Rock take' on this classic vintage Parker Knoll armchair. With verdant green and cherry red tartan fabric, you certainly can’t hide in this chair and why would you want to?


Original 'Parker Knoll' Wingback armchair;

Newly upholstered;

Pattern-matched throughout;

Black contemporary legs.

Height = 95 cm, Depth = 73 cm, Width = 73 cm.

Unusual 'Circular' Corner Chair


A great opportunity to acquire this fabulous unusual circular corner chair (they are usually more square in shape)! It is exceptionally comfortable and would be a talking point in any room.

It is covered in a sophisticated check weave velvet with deconstructed geometric florals in a lustrous emerald colourway. The fabric is available from the Designers Guild Collection at £205 a metre.

Why not bring a bit of comfort and glamour into your living space!


Genuine antique, circular corner chair, newly reupholstered, individually placed upholstery nails in 'platinum' colour, turned legs and spills, in excellent condition.

Reupholstered in sophisticated 'Bardiglio' Emerald colourway from the Designers Guild Collection.

Height = 77 cm, Depth = 54 cm, Width - 55 cm.

Mahogany 'Serpentine' Carver Chair


A good, solid, sturdy chair from the 19th Century Mahogany, and will last another 100 years!

Cover can be changed to clients’ preference for an additional cost.


New traditional upholstery with neutral covering;

Serpentine top rail, pierced splat, elbow rest and tapered legs.

Height = 92 cm, Depth = 46 cm, Width = 59 cm.

Aged Farmhouse Pine Rack


For a country cottage chic look, hang this large aged pine rack on your wall. Great for cook books, spices and other kitchen paraphernalia.


Newly refurbished;

Supplied with fixings.

Height = 137 cm, Depth = 23.5 cm (top), 38 cm (bottom), Width = 137 cm

Deep Buttoned Footstool


Great for putting your feet up at the end of a long day, putting your tea tray on, or laying out your newspaper. Grandkids to stay? You’ve extra seating too!


Modern upholstered deep buttoned footstool covered with a high-quality gold chequered fabric;

Blue painted Queen Anne legs dry brushed for a bronzed effect.

Height = 31 cm, Length = 78 cm, Width = 51 cm.

Bohemian 'Grandmother' Chair


A fantastic opportunity to acquire heirloom furniture. This Early Victorian armchair, often called a ‘Grandmother’ chair, adds a dignified presence to any room.


Original traditional sprung upholstery and original castors;

Beautifully turned front legs and geometric carvings;

Recovered in apple green sumptuous velvet, with aubergine stripe.

The effect is simply stunning!

Height = 96 cm, Depth = 80 cm, Width = 66 cm

Through the Workshop Door – June 2019

We've had a busy month in June; settling into the new workshop has been a delight, and I’m so pleased with the extra space at my disposal. I’ve been working hard to try and catch up with the backlog (not quite there yet – but nearly!)

With help from Gordon - my husband, Needle Rock has gained an integral workshop fabric store. Whilst the lovely barn provides adequate workspace, we need to ensure that even in winter, the fabrics are stored in warm, dry conditions. The fabric store is based on a flat-roofed summerhouse which Gordon has modified internally to provide racking for rolls of fabric. We soon realised that being flat-roofed, it would be possible to have additional storage on the summerhouse roof. To achieve this, the roof has been strengthened and we’ve fitted an old staircase giving us easy access. All has been made safe with handrails, and we have compartment bays to store large sheets of foam. The inside of the store resembles a medieval building with timber columns, roof beams and cornices.

The highlight this month has been the renovation of a glorious Victorian Settle that I rescued a couple of years ago from the old RAFA Club in Bridge street, Aberystwyth (which has now evolved into Bar 46). It was pretty beaten up when we rescued it; I removed the old upholstery, and Gordon made it a new arm, a new front spill and ensured all the joints were solid. It’s been in storage for the last couple of years, but with the additional space I am now able to move along some of these projects – and the journey into its new life has gained momentum. The entire piece has been painted in a multitude of greys reinstating the natural aged and distressed look. It’s been fully reupholstered to the highest standard; with a superb burnt orange seat, complementary upholstery nails, and the back has a touch of decadence, using the ‘Talisman’ fabric by French designer ‘Christian Lacroix’ sold through the Designers Guild. The fabric design is reminiscent of looking through a church window on a dark night – and the velvety feel is just superb! This piece is ideal for a hallway, kitchen or landing and is looking for its new home! Further details and dimensions are listed at .

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Tracey Walton

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