Embroidery Designer


Senior Embroidery Designer and Tutor

Cheshire based Atelier Saint Clare was founded by Stephanie Bonneau, a senior embroidery designer and tutor. Born in France, Stephanie always wanted to be an embroiderer and after graduating from embroidery school she realised her passion.

Throughout her career Stephanie has worked for prestigious embroidery houses in Paris such as Atelier Lesage, Atelier Cecil Henry, Atelier Hurel. Here Stephanie was involved in tambour beading and hand embroidery for various collections including Chanel,Christian Dior, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Givenchy and Balenciaga.

After moving to England Stephanie worked at Hand & Lock progressing to the position of Head Embroiderer and managing a team to deliver bespoke embroidery pieces. While at Hand & Lock Stephanie had the opportunity to represent both Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the London 2012 Olympic Games by delivering embroidery pieces for both events. Other projects included working on projects for Rolls Rolls and the artist Gilbert & George, pieces for Vera Wang, Stella McCartney, Burberry and Swarovski among many others.

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Stephanie attained the position of Head Embroidery Designer at Hand & Lock and it was while she was here that she decided that she would like to establish her own Atelier. Stephanie then moved to Ralph & Russo in Mayfair as Embroidery Designer working on a wide range of projects. In 2015 Stephanie realised her dream and Atelier Saint Clare was formed. Based in the beautiful surroundings of Cheshire, Stephanie now develops swatches for private clients, accepts private commissions and still represents global Design Houses at both London & Paris fashion Weeks.

Stephanie also shares her love for embroidery through teaching embroidery techniques both Nationally through tailored classes for different levels of experience and Internationally during National Seminars.


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