Hawthorne & Heaney at the Brighton Speed Trials 2017

Here at H&H we thought you may appreciate a little reminder of the summer to ease the transition.
A few of us at Hawthorne & Heaney are quite keen on or cars which may have been alluded to recently by the appearance of the Heaney Motors Ford Galaxie 500.

H&H were given the opportunity to sponsor this beautiful American muscle car which took part in its first race at the Brighton Speed Trials 2017.
The vintage and muscle car scene is an excellent opportunity for customisation and modification and not with just the cars !

Our driver, with an existing addiction to vintage motor patches, jumped at the chance to have bespoke overalls made. With a vintage American style font to match the car made in a patch for the back (patches are important here so that the integrity of the fire retardant suit is not compromised).

H&H also strayed a little from embroidery and worked together with Kituoutkustoms to create a vintage decal for the car. We sourced some vintage look machine turned light gold vinyl which was cut with a black to create a shadow. The effect worked with the nature of the car and was such a pleasure to work on with the car wrap specialists in Hoddeston.

The race day was the last real day of Summer and was such an enjoyable event. With an eclectic mix of cars both vintage and modern and the Heaney Motors Galaxie certainly stood out in the crowd !

Hawthorne & Heaney Bridal Bespoke

Bridal couture embroidery bespoke custom london

Hawthorne & Heaney we are excited to reveal our new venture in producing Bespoke Bridal Fabrics. For the past 5 years, our company has produced the most beautiful embroidery! We have had a lot of experience working in the Bridal industry and through this, have gained an understanding of what is needed to bring a designers idea to life.

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We have really established our love and passion for couture. If you are a bridal/couture company, or just someone looking for bespoke bridal embroidery then give us a call on 020 7637 5736 to book an appointment to view our couture samples at our studio in central London.

We would also be happy to come to your studio to show you some of our work!

Please email claire@embroidery.london or call 020 7637 5736 to make your enquiry.

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Hawthorne & Heaney does Father’s Day

With Father’s Day fast approaching, there is still time to get your special item into us for personalisation before the big day on Sunday 19th June.tie stay monogram

From Ties to shirts, jackets to handies, if we can get into it, we will stitch it.

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Prices start at just £6.20 plus VAT per letter.

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Hawthorne & Heaney for HAKKASAN – Practical application of interiors embroidery

Upholstery embroidery

Continuing from our recent blog on interiors embroidery we though we would show you some recent work for a well known interiors company that Hawthorne & Heaney was commissioned to replace the seating in the high end, modern Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan.

At the prime location of 17 Bruton  Street, Mayfair Hakkasan boasts a Michelin Starred menu, ‘world class mixology’ and a very prestigious clientele.   Its self described “Modern authenticity” also echoes in it’s interior design.


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Machine embroidery hakkasan

There are not many restaurants that can pull off an embroidered banquette, but Hakkansan is one of the few.  Originally designed by Christian Liagre the aesthetic channels a “sultry Shanghai Chinois chic” with heavily embroidered dragons dispersed about the upper floor, positioned carefully to compliment the feng shui of the space.

The lower floor features an embroidery scrolling pattern which is simpler to honour the quieter space, but by no means less dramatic in the low lighted situ.


Embroidered seating


The practicalities of the project were forefront in our minds whilst consulting.  All the embroideries were to be completed on a thick hide and digitised with wear in mind.   We also had to work to an extremely tight and carefully planned schedule for minimum loss of covers during the upholstery process.

The project was great fun and a wonderful success in regards to planning, production, execution and of course aesthetic and we can’t wait to get our teeth stuck into the next.  We will be sure to keep you updated.


Hawthorne & Heaney presents Typography

Hawthorne & Heaney have expanded our machine embroidery options and introduced a new range of fonts to our stock this year. We now offer a much more extensive collection to chose from, which are separated into 6 families.


Above: Block Fonts


Above: Serif Fonts

Block and Serif fonts are perfect for monograms and initials. Block fonts tend to create a more clean cut, simple finish that looks great on a pair of jeans, whereas Serif fronts are more classic, perfect for a shirt or the lining of a suit jacket.


Above: Fancy Script 


Above: Script Fonts

The curved, overlapping lines of our Script and Fancy Script fonts make for much more elegant, luxurious finishes and look beautiful when arranged as a half-drop design, as seen in the ‘fancy script’ example.


Our ‘handwritten’ selection of fonts are perfect for making something personal, and look fantastic when used for small messages and names.


If you’re looking for something bigger and bolder, then our Varsity fonts are just that! These American inspired letters look great in all sizes, and are fantastic for small initials, and large, punchy words.

At Hawthorne & Heaney we aim to provide a wide variety of typography options to chose from that are both modern and classic. For a full list of all our available stock fonts, please get in touch.

Hawthorne & Heaney for Valentines Day

When it comes to buying Valentines day gifts for your better half, it can be hard not to slip into the easy options. Flowers, chocolates, jewellery, watches…

At Hawthorne & Heaney, we offer high quality monogramming services, the perfect way to make your gift special! Pyjamas, handkerchiefs and blankets are great gifts to be personalised with initials, words or even dates, to remind them of a special day.


What better way to say ‘I love you’ this Valentines day than with a personalised gift for that special someone?


Treat your loved one to some bespoke embroidery, be it a set of initials to make your gift original and personal to them, or something small that says those all important words for you!


We offer both hand monogramming and machine monogramming services in every colour you can imagine! What could be a more thoughtful gift this valentines day? They deserve it!

Hawthorne & Heaney Experiments with Embroidered Interiors

Hawthorne & Heaney have been working on an interior sample collection, using fabrics from our friends and collegues, Dugdale Bros & Co Cloth Merchants.

Founded in 1896, Dugdale’s are a British Heritage brand who are based in Huddersfield, Yorkshire has a very rich weaving industry, with its soft water providing perfect conditions to create the finest woven cloth.

The cloth merchants are very passionate about their British roots, and pride themselves on providing high quality cloth to tailors and designers alike.

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Our collection has been inspired by Dugdale Bros luxury cloth and focuses on integrating embroidery into woven fabrics, and consists mainly of CAD stitching. Using this combination of woollen and velvet has given the collection a unique quality, and allows similar designs to have entirely different effects.

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We have taken a lot of our influences from the British Countryside, providing the collection with a rustic feel which is echoed in the combination of rough textures and earthy colours. The main themes include phesant feathers, antlers and wood grain which can be seen on the mood board.



We continue to develop and add to this collection so check in with our social media for more updates…


Hawthorne & Heaney Investigates Luxury Car Interiors

Embroidered car interiors are a luxury that can give any car personality and individuality. Hawthorne & Heaney have recently been doing at lot of work for interiors on leather so we thought we would explore some of the other possible outcomes.

Embroidering car interiors has a wide variety of possibilities, from a small, simple logos to grand designs that cover the entire interior!

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Spirit of Ecstasy Embroidered Car Interior

Here’s an example of a simple yet beautiful embroidery inside a Rolls-Royce. It was commissioned by Eurokars to celebrate 10 years representing Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Tiger Embroidery

Embroidered Head Rest

A simple yet effective idea, this tiger design is slightly bolder, though it does not stop there! Some have gone to the lengths of decorating the entire car interior with beautiful designs

The Phoenix

Floral Embroidered Phantom Series II

This car’s interior is lined with 10 metres of hand spun Chinese Silk, which has been hand painted and then embroidered for extra impact! The painted and embroidered duck egg blue silk was applied to the roof, rear seats and parts of the doors in a Rolls-Royce Phanton Series II.


Phantom Series II Interior Design

The interior was customise by the in house design team at Rolls-Royce with the assistance of two design graduates; Cherica Haye and Michelle Lubsy.

“The Phantom is synonymous with tranquillity,” says Haye, a graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. “It is an ambient, calm and peaceful cocoon in a frenetic world.”

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Monogramming at Brooks Brothers

On Saturday the 10th and Monday the 12th of October, Hawthorne & Heaney were offering a free monogramming service for customers at Brooks Brothers.


Brooks Brothers was founded by Henry Sands brooks in 1818 America, and has since set up in other countries including the UK.

There was a range of colours available, and a selection of styles to chose from.



These are some of the examples of what was being demonstrated at the London Brooks Brothers shop.


If you would like to have anything embrodiered or are thinking about holding an event of your own and would like us to be involved, please get in touch.


Hawthorne & Heaney at the Guess Denim Promotion

On October the 8th, Hawthorne and Heaney set up a monogramming service in Guess, Regent street for their denim promotion event with Glamour Magazine.

Alongside monogramming, the event also offered tutorials on denim customisation, and a photo booth.


The monogramming was free of charge with any denim purchase. Jeans were the most popular item to embroider, which were offered in three different postpositions. This one in particular looked very smart.

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Monogramming is a great way to personalise a pair of jeans, and is becoming more popular amongst well known high end and high street brands. The colours offered on the night were either red, or white to match the stores branding, and looked very smart in the classic London font.