Designer in Residence

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 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

$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: or call 0416182486
Limited spaces available

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


May 24th, 2016 by

Ruth Tate Collections


Sarah Jehan wearing Ruth Tate frock and Embellish Atelier headpiece at Royal Randwick 2016


Sarah Jehan (far right) Runner Up Fashions on the Fields Nowra Cup 2016 – Ruth Tate Collections Coat Frock with Embellish Atelier Headpiece.


Petra wins the Millinery Award.










We are throughly enjoying our current collaboration with Ruth Tate Sydney and her beautiful winter range of clothing using exquisite fabric including  tweeds, leathers, and laser cut fabrics.Ruth can also custom make these garments for you.

Sarah Jehan recently was Runner up in Fashions on the Fields in Nowra wearing a Ruth Tate Sydney Coat Frock teamed with a hat from our current collection and gorgeous Petra nabbed the millinery award. Sarah is also pictured here in another Ruth Tate Coat Frock teamed with an exquisite felt and leather headpiece from Embellish Atelier.


May 13th, 2016 by

PROHIBITION HIGH TEA – 18th May 5pm-8pm

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February 9th, 2016 by

Galelina- Galina Kofod – Leather Flower and EVA foam workshop

We are pleased to welcome Galina to Embellish Atelier for a special weekend workshop of flower making.

Leather Flower Workshop – Saturday 5th March

EVA foam workshop – Sunday 6th March


November 13th, 2015 by

Pelican Pat Needs a Hat

We are very excited to welcome Rachel Carroll as our upcoming Artist-in-Residence at Embellish Atelier next Thursday evening from 6pm – 8pm.

Her whimsical bird paintings will be on sale. They are full of wit and humour and have literally been flying out the door.

Some wonderful Inspired Wire  beaded sculptures  and Kavara Scarves will also be in store.

We are rather pleased that Pelican Pat visited Embellish atelier to trial the hats for Rachels new children book. “Pelican Pat Needs a Hat” which will also be launched on that evening.


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September 24th, 2015 by

Stephen Nothling – Fractured Flowers – Trick of the light

2015-09-10 Embellish (62)2015-09-10 Embellish (61)The Light of Day. 2012 oil on canvas 90cm x 135cmWe are very proud of  our spring collection – Fractured Flowers – inspired by Stephen Nothlings’ delicate and beautiful  rose paintings. His initial  proposal included cutting up an artwork to create a hat. This created a sense of panic- How could I possibly   create something so delicate , ethereal , and hyperreal-  I hope you like my interpretations – and the fact that I kept his beautiful artwork intact and hanging on my studio wall. I am incredibly humbled by his challenge.

Stephen Nothling  began his painting career in 1985 with well over 30 solo shows since.

He was a regular exhibitor at Eva Breuer Gallery in Woollara which has recently closed. His work has been included in many important public exhibitions in state, regional and university galleries. Stephen  has been selected as an Archibald Finalist and made numerous appearances in the Salon des Refuses.

Well known for his eclectic and individual flower compositions, Stephen’s paintings grace the walls of private collections throughout the world, as well as public and commercial institutions including the AGNSW, QAGOMA and Parliament House, Canberra.

Following  this exciting  collaborative exhibition at Embellish Atelier, Stephens next exhibition “The Last Street in Highgate Hill”. opens  in Brisbane in Brisbane City Hall on October 23, 2015 for 3 months. I hope you can get to view this exhibition.

A small and exquisite series of his works “Trick of the Light ” are exhibited at Embellish Atelier  for the Spring Racing Season.

Modelled her by our beautiful  brand ambassador Sarah Jehan – Runner up top model worldwide and captured by George Gittany Photography – You can  even  now wear an original artwork  on  your head.


July 15th, 2015 by

Lilyfield Life

Driving by Embellish atelier you will notice the  beautiful  French hand painted duck egg blue credenza- a perfect foil for a few of the Christmas in July trinkets and gorgeous headpieces for sale at the moment. Fiona from Lilyfield Life lovingly restores and paints these delicious furniture pieces.Pop in to see us. Freshly delivered Roses also in store to tempt you.



July 11th, 2015 by

Designers in Residence July news

A warm welcome to our  upcoming –  Designers in Residence at Embellish Atelier

– Join us to share their expertise, and  to purchase their  designs.

  •  Local fashion designer Claire Hodgkinson from Lincoln Imp Bespoke Designs
    30th July- 8th August.
    Opening night launch- 30th July –  Bubbles and Gluhwein.
  •  TLC Fashion Styling workshop
     Saturday 1st August and Saturday 8th August from 3 pm
  • Rose-Marie Hillier -Colour Consultant, Design Educator and a former editor of Australian House and Garden Magazine – Colour Workshop
    Sunday 16th August 10am-4pm-   $185. For more details …link..
  • Brett Morley – Melbourne Milliner – Feather Flower Workshop
    29th August $195
  •  Lace Headpiece Workshop  $195 From 10 am until 4 pm daily. 

Coming Later this year-

Rose- Marie Hillier – Christmas Styling Workshop– Sunday 29th November.

Watch this space-

Rachel Carroll Artist.

Stephen Nothling – Artist.

Details of our recent Much Loved  Designers in Residence include

Lizanne Perry – Made With Love- hand knitted tea cosies

Kelly and Port – Fashion Range.

Leimana – Gorgeous Crocheted Jewellery from Switzerland.

Fraise-Du-Bois – Handmade Pearl and Semi-precious Jewellery

Rose-Marie Hillier – Colour Consultant- Interior Stylist.

Kavara Scarves

Inspired Wire – Christmas Trees.

We hope to welcome them again soon