Hawthorne & Heaney on Dr Strange in Action

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Following on from our previous release of the work we have been doing for the new Marvel blockbuster; Dr Strange, some new action photos have surfaced of the filming in Manhattan.

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It is wonderful to see the costumes as they move as well as seeing the vermicelli embroidery on the red cape against the cross stitch CAD down the front of the robes.

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These are the first shots of the fully constructed Baron Mordo costume we have seen which is really exciting to see the embroidered pieces in the context of the rest of the costume.

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We just cant wait to see the whole movie now!

Hawthorne & Heaney for Dr. Strange

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The fourteenth film of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” Dr Strange promises to be another exciting adventure produced by Marvel Studios. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the eponymous Doctor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton as ‘The Ancient One’.

Hawthorne & Heaney’s work features heavily in the costumes of many of the characters, though we have been otherwise sworn to secrecy for now we are looking forward to sharing more as soon as the production is released in cinemas.  Here are a few teaser images courtesy of Marvel Studios to get you excited for the film to come.

We’ll be booking front row tickets !  Looking forward to seeing you there.


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Hawthorne & Heaney Does Dressage Costumes

Once in a while, we get asked to produce something a bit out of the ordinary and this is one such project that ticks all the boxes for us; embroidery, heraldry, animals. We have been working on a piece for a dressage costume for a ‘Nutcracker’ themed performance for which we produced a scarlet red saddle cloth to finish off the outfit.

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We started by taking some measurements and fitting the model for her piece, she was somewhat confused by the process…

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The draft was then refashioned in the right fabrics, a mixture of heavy calico and melton military cloth with a gold lace trim.

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We also machine embroidered this HH monogram in raised gold thread which was then applied.

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And a few action shots of the big performance

Hawthorne & Heaney for Sam Faulkner’s ‘Unseen Waterloo’

SF 1Hawthorne & Heaney have been working very closely with Photographer, Sam Faulkner on his ambitious, most recent project entitled, Unseen Waterloo.

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For this project he has created a series of 81 life sized portraits which re imagine the soldiers from the battle of Waterloo, 1815. A painstaking amount of detail has gone into producing these portraits as all the costumes are historically accurate and document the great variety of men who were lost at this battle. The portraits were hung at Somerset House against a great sea of scarlet red Hainsworth fabric, which is the same cloth used to make the traditional ‘red coat’ uniforms which is still being made in the same way hundreds of years later in the West Yorkshire Mill.
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Along side the exhibition of the portraits, a book has been created to accumulate the pieces. The ‘Thin Red Line’ edition of the book is limited to a run of only 25 pieces, embroidered by Hawthorne & Heaney in silver onto the same Hainsworth fabric and presented in its own embroidered solander box. The cover depicts a map of the battlefield of Waterloo using a variety of stitches to represent the different areas and features of the landscape. As a military embroidery company, the collaboration between Hawthorne & Heaney and a project of this nature seemed natural and we are very pleased to have been involved in making Faulkner’s vision, a reality in the anniversary year of such a historic event.

sf4If you would like to seem more of the exhibition, Sam Faulkner‘s work or what is on at Somerset House, please follow the links and your curiosity.