Hawthorne & Heaney For the Victoria Cross Heroes Tribute

Last year, we were approached by Manchester Council to help with a project they were working on to honour six Manchester-born heroes who were awarded the Victoria Cross for valour.

The ceremony was held in St Peters Square where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance for the unveiling of the commemorative paving stone.

Each of the men were honoured with a stone, initially covered by red and gold embroidrered velvet with the Victoria Cross which we produced. These brave men were George Stringer, Albert Hill, Henry Kelly, John Readitt, John Thomas and Graham Lyall.

Hawthorne & Heaney For the Victoria Cross Heroes Tribute London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney For the Victoria Cross Heroes Tribute London Hand Embroidery

 

Hawthorne & Heaney For Elle Magazine, September Issue 2016

2016 has been a pretty packed year for us at Hawthorne & Heaney, but one of the highlights has to be the Elle magazine cover we produced for their September issue. As one of 5 covers released we were delighted to be commissioned to produce this one for the project.

Hawthorne & Heaney For Elle Magazine, September Issue 2016 London Hand Embroidery

The theme of the issue was Icons of Change, as we shared the honour of the cover with the likes of Zayn Malik and Kristen Stewart. Our cover was designed to be as subtle as possible, a blank canvas on which the main question could be asked; ‘Now what?’ as the issue marks a change in direction for Elle magazine.

Hawthorne & Heaney For Elle Magazine, September Issue 2016 London Hand Embroidery

In house, it was a really exciting project for us as it gave us a rare opportunity to amalgamate hand and machine embroiderery techniques, unifying our departments. The main title and the label’s lettering were done by CAD machine embroidery in a light shine thread over raisings.  The finer details were added in hand embroidery which can be seen in ‘ElleUK.com’ and ‘September 2017’ as well as the stitches applying the label.

Hawthorne & Heaney For Elle Magazine, September Issue 2016 London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney For Elle Magazine, September Issue 2016 London Hand Embroidery

Along side the work itself, our name can be seen on the contents page. If you would like to see more on this issue, check out some of the features below:

Elle is Changing, elle.com

Icons of Change, elle.com

itsnicethat.com

Hawthorne & Heaney For Elle Magazine, September Issue 2016 London Hand Embroidery