Our Story Montage 2021

Our Story

Founded by upholsterer Charlotte Cochrane, Twisted Loom is the home of bespoke upholstery services and distinct furniture handcrafted in the UK.

Let’s talk about our own handcrafted furniture first….

In 2019 we decided we wanted to add to the joys of upholstering other peoples’ furniture by designing and handcrafting our own long-lasting pieces right here in Manchester. Why not harness local talent and beautiful British materials to make pieces of real quality and character, unlike anything else for sale? Ultimately, we wanted to create something ‘hyper-local’ made by human hands that care. After a year of prototyping and planning, bleeding fingers and thinking too much, our mission was beginning to take shape.

Central to our mission is the creation of ‘thoughtful furniture’ instead of ‘fast furniture’. We use beautiful wools from one of the UK’s oldest mills nestled in Yorkshire, our wood is locally sourced and FSC certified, and our legs are designed and individually hand-turned by Phil, (our Wood Man extraordinaire) right here in Manchester, England.

We hope that by creating more of a connection between the maker and consumer, we can instil a more sustainable and thoughtful consumption of furniture.

When it comes to other people’s furniture….

Through our upholstery services, our passion is to give your old furniture a new and happy life.

We enjoy looking for the potential in your beloved ‘or not so’ furniture and will work with you to develop your own ideas on how to bring it back to life. Together we can create something special and personal that is made to last and great to look at.

What our customers say…

As an interior designer, I commissioned a bespoke stool for a project. The result was a wonderfully executed bespoke handmade stool. Both myself and my client couldn’t be happier”

“The personal experience I received was excellent and a very different experience to dealing with a large company”.

“I cannot praise Charlotte’s work enough”

“Brilliant, friendly and professional service”