Originally born in France, Stephanie Bonneau is a Senior Embroidery Designer and Tutor based in Cheshire.
Stephanie always wanted to be an embroiderer and since graduating from embroidery school she worked for design houses in Paris Fashion shows.
Throughout her career she has worked for embroidery houses such as Atelier Lesage, Atelier Cecile Henry, Atelier Hurel and many others. She has represented multinational design houses such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, Burberry and Alexander McQueen.
Stephanie still works with fashion houses for Haute Couture collections during Paris fashion weeks. In 2010 she moved to London to work for the world-renowned Atelier Hand & Lock. Through dedication and hard work she soon progressed to Head Embroiderer managing a team to deliver bespoke embroidery pieces. At Hand & Lock she had the opportunity to represent both the Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympic Games by delivering embroidery pieces for both events.
Stephanie has experience in teaching where she has lead classes in London and New York to demonstrate embroidery techniques including gold work and tambour beading. In 2017 she taught at the National Seminar Embroider’s Association of Canada.
Following five years at Hand & Lock Stephanie moved to the position of Embroidery Designer at Ralph & Russo in Mayfair. At the same time Stephanie wanted to create her own Atelier and in 2015 Atelier Saint Clare was formed.
“The transmission of embroidery art has always been my priority” Stephanie
Stephanie now develops swatches for clients, private commissions and represents Design Houses at London and Paris fashion weeks and teaches embroidery techniques Internationally during National Seminars.