June 25th, 2017 by

MAA Millinery Award

 This is the headpiece I created for the award for which the brief was “evening”.
Handmoulded and stitched using silk velvet, manipulated silk , and lots of beading.
The People’s Choice for the MAA Design Award is now open.
Voting closes on July 7th. The winners will be announced on the evening on July 9th at the Welcome Cocktail Party – Hats Off to Adelaide.
There will be a Facebook Live broadcast of this announcement on the The Millinery Association of Australia‘s public Facebook page.
 

June 24th, 2017 by

Hatters Millinery Supplies

I am very honoured to be the new owner of Hatters Millinery Supplies– the number one  Sydney supplier of Millinery Materials. The business has been a family owned business in various guises in the industry here in Sydney for over 90 years and am very proud and honoured to have this unique opportunity. Many thanks to Jenny and Emily for helping me with the transition.

So its been a super busy couple of weeks – and suddenly it’s a reality – the shelving was installed and they are now brimming with all manner of beautiful materials, hoods, capelines, straw braids, etc. Our workshops are busy too, and of course we are still creating gorgeous, original hats for all occasions.

April 4th, 2017 by

Ruth Tate Collections

Ruth Tate is back with her gorgeous new Autumn Collection. Pop in to the store to see and try  on. a sumptuous mixture of leather, laces, and tweed to tempt and sooth. Mix and match with last years purchases to assemble a wonderful collection.

February 22nd, 2017 by

Traffic Light Sale

Hey —  stop at the traffic lights on the intersection of Victoria Rd and Darling St – Yes, thats where we are- in the Historic York Building built in 1910…. IMG_1163

Step in to Embellish Atelier for our Traffic Light Sale –

RED 70% off

ORANGE  50% off

GREEN 30% off

February 20th, 2017 by

Sherry Bridal Couture

We are so excited to be welcoming the gorgeous, super talented  Couture Bridal Designer Sherry back to the neighbourhood. Come along to opening night drinks on 24th February from 5 pm at 128 Victoria Rd, Rozelle. embellish-7707

December 23rd, 2016 by

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas Season and A wonderful year in 2017. We thank for all your support and we have loved being able to make gorgeous hats for you.

Catherine and the Embellish Team.

December 14th, 2016 by

The English Tailoress- now on 25th/26th February.

couture-beading-sydney-postercouture-beading-sydney-posterCouture Beading & Embellishment Workshop 25th/26th February 2017
This is a unique opportunity to learn couture beading with Couture dress designer Charlotte Appleby (The English Tailoress) in Australia!
This course gives an in depth approach to tambour beading and couture embellishment applied to haute couture and high fashion for beginners. The 2 day workshop will cover the tambour beading technique using silk organza, seed beads and bugle beads to cover the basic chain stitch and vermicelli design. The 2nd day will cover couture embellishments including ribbonwork, all techniques learnt will be applied to a design.
A full course description of the course and further info about the British designer can be seen at www.facebook.com/theenglishtailoress

$440 All materials are included in price
Tambour hook, handle & frame can be hired for $60 or purchased for at the end of the weekend
Venue: Embellish Atelier, 128 Victoria Road, Rozelle NSW 2039
To book a place contact: info@embellish-hats.com or call 0416182486
Limited spaces available

December 12th, 2016 by

The English Tailoress is coming to town…

Couture Beading & Embellishment Workshop 11-12th February 2017
This is a unique opportunity to learn couture beading with Couture dress designer Charlotte Appleby (The English Tailoress) in Australia!
This course gives an in depth approach to tambour beading and couture embellishment applied to haute couture and high fashion for beginners. The 2 day workshop will cover the tambour beading technique using silk organza, seed beads and bugle beads to cover the basic chain stitch and vermicelli design. The 2nd day will cover couture embellishments including ribbonwork, all techniques learnt will be applied to a design.
A full course description of the course and further info about the British designer can be seen at www.facebook.com/theenglishtailoress

$440 All materials are included in price
Tambour hook, handle & frame can be hired for $60 or purchased for at the end of the weekend
Venue: Embellish Atelier, 128 Victoria Road, Rozelle NSW 2039
To book a place contact: info@embellish-hats.com or call 0416182486
Limited spaces available
www.theenglishtailoress.co.uk

December 7th, 2016 by

Nicky Lowe – Rock Bead Studio

Nicky Lowe presents her range of semi-precious jewellery – now available at Embellish® Atelier. “We are sensitive and intuitive creatures as human beings and are each drawn to beauty that resonates with us. For me, it is with rocks from the earth and how they have been used as jewellery adornment for centuries. Mesmerisingly beautiful, a natural Turquoise bracelet from Mexico was the childhood gift that shaped my life. Since the day I carefully altered that piece of jewellery to fit my tiny wrist, I have had a love and appreciation of gemstones and found great joy and pleasure in creating my own style of jewellery from them.
Following on from my chosen adult career in caring for others, I can now say that I am at peace in my studio, handcrafting necklaces, bracelets and earrings from quality materials…..gifts from the earth….and a few man made crystals to brighten your day!”

With love and peace,

Nicky Lowe
Rock Bead Studio

November 24th, 2016 by

Designer in Residence

Its late night christmas Shopping in Balmain and Rozelle- Pop in to visit us at Embellish Atelier on Thursday 1st December from 5pm – 9 pm. We will have bubbles for you to browse our gorgeous selection of hats and headpieces for all occasions and  Our fabulous line up of  Designers-in-Residence.

 

Rachel Carrol Artist- The Bird Series 2016 – My Love of painting birds has continued for many years. Why birds?

After hearing a wonderful speech by Senator Pat Dodson at the Sydney Peace talks recently I suddenly realised the answer. It is my way of reconnecting with nature. This is one of the most important questions we need to ask.

I hope my artwork takes you back to nature, to rediscover the birds in your backyard. To share the stories of your bird encounters and to note where there are birds there is often a healthy ecosystem. Maybe we can then reflect…how do we make sure they stay.

Rachel wants you to email her with your personal bird story.

 

 Caroline Gibbs Psaltis- Ceramics 

In the 1980’s I was a professional ceramic artist participating in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Australia. What with working and having a family I produced limited amounts of clay work over a period of time.

In 2014 I ‘re-emerged’, rediscovering my passion for clay and the creative process.

Currently I am producing a range of hand built pieces that are either coiled, pinched and slab (or a combination of techniques).

The works are mostly decorative domestic pieces, or vessels that are not necessarily functional. The forms are simple but with vivid decoration that expresses my love of colour and patterns from nature and man made.

There are two strands of work, but the themes are similar, just different techniques and results, colour and pattern the dominant theme.

Both using low fire paper clay – the painted underglazed pots and the coloured/laminated pieces – both undergo a second firing to glaze them.

Influences include patterns from tropical sea life, fabric, giraffes, ‘fordite’, and the Sydney ‘Vivid’ Festivals have been a huge inspiration of patterns, colour and form.

I have endless ideas waiting to be developed, and I’m loving the rediscovery of my passion for creating ceramic pieces that can be used and enjoyed by others.

 Ruth Tate Sydney 

Industrial Bling

Kavara Scarves

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