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...





Complete travel wardrobe - 14 pieces plus throw in a trench coat, wrap and 3 pairs shoes...easily fits 'carry on' luggage!!

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!!!
Galerie Soleilo - the Store
Indonesian Artefacts
close up original one off-  t-shirt
This continued on until the mid-nineties when Susie changed direction again supporting local Australian Knitwear Designers - Anne Lewis, Showroom, Loose Threads and the like....this led to another change and complete makeover of the store. The bright colours synonymous with handpainting were replaced with the black and white of 'Galerie Soleilo'...items from the Gallery were sourced from Indonesia and made to Susie's specifications along with ceramics and paintings created by Susie and other off garments and jewellery.

Zany Paula Ryan

We did the espadrilles for summer now here come the boots and high heels