one off handknits



Susie Sedgwick - founder of Soleilo began her retail career 1980 designing and knitting 'one off' hand knits for those that appreciated them...later approached by Rob Paynter Knitwear to do a Commercial Range as the basis of his Collection...from there she opened Soleilo Boutique at 430 Hampton St Hampton which incorporated Rob Paynter Knitwear along with her coordinated range of limited edition screen printed fabrics and handpainted t-shirts, dresses, tops and paper panama hats...





New Store New Location

Galerie Soleilo continued on until 2006 when no more options were available on the property so another was found at 500 Hampton St...a good opportunity to do a new shopfront and redesign the store....with the help of my son, the Sparky, alias chippy,painter, decorator!!!
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