Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts

Welcoming a new child is an import right of passage for many cultures which often involves the giving a receiving of gifts. We often get to work on some of these gifted pieces to add that personalised touch to them for a whole host of different occasions:

The multi coloured one:Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts London Hand EmbroideryThis baby blanket came with the special request of having the colours in a series of shades of blue, so here is the finished effect in this script font.

The little addition one:Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts London Hand Embroidery

This bib already had the pram design embroidered onto it, so we matched the colour of the monogram to the existing embroidery for that personal touch.

The Sleeping Sack One:

Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts London Hand Embroidery

This sleeping sack had another small embroidery in the same position which the customer didn’t like, so we removed the existing embroidery and replaced it with this design instead.

The Baby Bib:Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts London Hand EmbroiderySometimes, the new baby is just too exciting for you to wait for the official name to have been announced, so hedge your bets with a piece like this one.

The Message One:Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts London Hand Embroidery

If the whole name or a date isn’t your style, then what about a personal message like this one which went onto a blanket.

The Commemorative One:

Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney does Baby Naming Day Gifts London Hand Embroidery

We added the names of the babies which have been christened in them to these gowns along with their christening date, and plenty of room to add the children that will no doubt use these gowns in the future too.

 

If you have something in mind for the new arrival in your life, get in touch and we can talk through what we can do you for.

 

 

Hawthorne & Heaney does Wedding Details

Wedding Napkins; you may think you have seen all there is to see when it comes to wedding napkins. But let us take a moment of your time to show you some of the more unusual napkins we have done.

Super Lux:Hawthorne & Heaney does Wedding Details London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney does Wedding Details London Hand EmbroideryFor a very plush, luxurious finish, these napkins were personalised with individuals initials which we embroidered metallic threads over raisings for added texture.

An Extra Touch:

Hawthorne & Heaney does Wedding Details London Hand EmbroideryIf you have a theme that you wish to incorporate into your designs, we can create semi bespoke orders using one of the stock font choices with your bespoke artwork addition like the crown in this one.

 

Vintage feel:

Hawthorne & Heaney does Wedding Details London Hand Embroidery

Sometimes the crisp, shiny quality of the machine embroidery threads don’t quite make the perfect fit with what you are trying to achieve with your theme. Take this couple who wanted a more natural feel to their embroidery to match the natural feel of the linen so we used a cotton thread instead which is matte and lends itself well to the hand finished feel.Hawthorne & Heaney does Wedding Details London Hand Embroidery

Bespoke Monograms:

Hawthorne & Heaney does Wedding Details London Hand Embroidery

Using the matte cotton threads again for this set which has a gorgeous lace boarder, they picked out an off white for the stitching to keep it neutral, but still clear against the white of the napkin. The wrapping, intimate nature of the letters was very important to this design so special attention has been paid to the ‘unders and overs’ of the letters.

International Reach:

Hawthorne & Heaney does Wedding Details London Hand Embroidery

The latin alphabet may not properly reflect the culture of your union, so don’t think that you have to be restricted to your ‘ABCs’ for your embroidery.

 

Whatever you have in mind, get in touch and we can see what we can create for your special day.

Hawthorne & Heaney at Goodwood’s Eagle Sprint

Hawthorne & Heaney at Goodwood's Eagle Sprint London Hand Embroidery

Embroidering onto already made up items can be tricky, but at Hawthorne & Heaney we pride ourselves on giving these more challenging pieces a go. One such piece is the race suit we embroidered for Hawthorne & Heaney’s director Claire who participated in Goodwood RRC’s Eagle sprint a few weekends ago.

Hawthorne & Heaney at Goodwood's Eagle Sprint London Hand Embroidery

There were quite a few additions made to the suit including the Heaney Motors Logo on the back and personalisation on the front

Hawthorne & Heaney at Goodwood's Eagle Sprint London Hand Embroidery

We even managed to add some patches to her race boots!

Hawthorne & Heaney at Goodwood's Eagle Sprint London Hand Embroidery

All the embroidery is to fire retardancy specs as is the purpose of the suit so special requirements can always be taken into consideration.

Hawthorne & Heaney at Goodwood's Eagle Sprint London Hand Embroidery

And here it is in action!

images curtsey of @clairehawthorneheaney and @heaneymotors

Hawthorne & Heaney lends a helping hand

Its that time of year again, fashion and textile graduates will know what we mean.

Your design tutor who has finally signed off on your incredibly ambitious embroidery design for your final collection / portfolio.  They love it and have uttered the immortal words “but I want to see more”.

Hawthorne & Heaney lends a helping hand London Hand Embroidery

After a few brief moments of relief the creeping panic begins to set in.  A look over the calendar confirms it.  There is just not enough time for one person to achieve all this for deadline !

Don’t worry we are here to help !!  Hawthorne & Heaney specialise in fast turnaround and as a larger percentage of our work is made in London ordering, design changes and pick up/drop off are streamlines to cut days of standard lead times.

Hawthorne & Heaney lends a helping hand London Hand Embroidery

 

Hawthorne & Heaney have helped many students over the years at graduate level including Claire Barrow and Ashley Williams !

Give us a call 020 7637 5736 or drop us an email info@embroidery.london

Hawthorne & Heaney does Victoria Secret

Last weekend, we had another monogramming event with lingerie brand Victoria Secret. It was held at their brand new store on bond street.  

To celebrate their opening, customers were able to have their Victoria Secret robe personalised with their initials. They were able to choose from two fonts, and a range of colours. We were glad to be able to celebrate with them.

Below, are some pictures of the event:

 

Hawthorne & Heaney does Victoria Secret London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney does Victoria Secret London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney does Victoria Secret London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney does Victoria Secret London Hand Embroidery

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on one of these robes, we would love to see a photo! Tag us on Instagram @hawthorneheaney

Hawthorne & Heaney to the Rescue!

There is nothing worse when a beloved item of clothing becomes damaged! whether it be a tear or a pesky moth has taken a bite.

While this may feel like the end of an item. Fear not, with a bit of embroidery we can bring your garment back to life!

With some tricks up our sleeves and a creative eye. We brought new life to this cashmere coat with some Goldwork bees!

Hawthorne & Heaney to the Rescue! London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney to the Rescue! London Hand Embroidery

Even though there were only a few holes we added more bees to make them a feature of the coat. 

Hawthorne & Heaney to the Rescue! London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney to the Rescue! London Hand Embroidery

We have also come to the aid of split seams! this beautiful tartan jacket came to us. One of our very talented embroiderer, designed this stunning humming bird with blues and yellows.

Hawthorne & Heaney to the Rescue! London Hand Embroidery

One Bird just want enough!

Hawthorne & Heaney to the Rescue! London Hand Embroidery

Let us know your thoughts! 

Hawthorne & Heaney chats with Riddle Magazine

Hawthorne & Heaney chats with Riddle Magazine London Hand Embroidery

Hand embrodierer extraordinaire Megumi Endo working on a monogrammed handkerchief

Hawthorne & Heaney chats with Riddle Magazine London Hand Embroidery

A few weeks back, we took some time out to chat to Rupert Watkins of Riddle Magazine and friend of Hawthorne & Heaney. We were delighted when he said he wanted to do an article on us for Riddle and so after lots of conversation and a little time with their photographer Andy Barnham, the article is ready to be shared with you.

Hawthorne & Heaney chats with Riddle Magazine London Hand Embroidery

Close up detail of raised machine embrodiery

The article covers a little of the history of how Hawthorne & Heaney came to be as well as the sort of pieces we work on. Here are a few of the pictures from the article to give you a taste, follow the link to read the article in its entirety.

Hawthorne & Heaney chats with Riddle Magazine London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney’s Director, Claire Barret at her drawing desk

Hawthorne & Heaney for Kent and Curwen A/W 2017

It’s exciting to announce that Hawthorne & Heaney have worked with Kent and Curwen to produce beautiful embroidered badges for their new collection.

Hawthorne & Heaney for Kent and Curwen A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney for Kent and Curwen A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Kent & Curwen, was first established in 1926, ‘two years after Eric Kent and Dorothy Curwen first crossed paths on Savile Row’. The company was described as a sports related gentlemen’s fashion brand that first began as a manufacturer of military, club, and college repp ties. In 1972, K&C had a defining moment when they produced kits for both England and Australia in the Ashes. The relationship with The England team lasted for well over ’20 years, supplying knits and caps well into the Nineties’.

Hawthorne & Heaney for Kent and Curwen A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

As of recent, David Beckham has joined Kent and Curwen in a partnership, acting as a brand ambassador and to us he is the perfect fit – ‘a true gentleman, celebrated for his fashion style and the British sports hero of his generation’.

Working with creative director Daniel Kearns, they have both created a collection ‘of everything a man would want to wear right now’. From ‘sun-faded rugby shirts, classic outerwear to English heritage knits.’ Most of these products bears a badge that reflects the heritage of Kent & Curwen – the Three Lions and the English Rose. These embroidered badges are both long held symbols of the brand and we at Hawthorne & Heaney are delighted at the way they turned out!

Hawthorne & Heaney for Kent and Curwen A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Kent & Curwen launched this collection as part of London Fashion Week Mens and in an interview with WWD, Kearns expressed that this collection aims to appeal to a new British generation. The collection is now on selling on the Kent & Curwen’s website and Mr Porter so check it out to get your hands on it.

Kent and Curwen are seriously embarking on a new chapter in their rich history and we are so excited to be part of that.

Find out a bit more about the K&C here:

References:

WGSN – https://www.wgsn.com/blogs/david-beckham-to-help-design-kent-curwens-autumnwinter-2016-collection/#

Kent and Curwen official website – https://www.kentandcurwen.com/heritage/

GQ – http://www.gq.com/story/david-beckhams-kent-curwen-new-menswear-line

By Hasina

 

 

 

 

Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane A/W 2017

Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

On Friday night, Hawthorne & Heaney were a few of the audience members to watch the the fashion show of Joshua Kane’s A/W 2017 collection. Held at the London Palladium, it was a grand affair with 2250 people eagerly watching as Kane wanted to be able to share the experience with his fans as well as the high fashion crowd. Therefore, tickets were available for anyone to buy, attend and enjoy.

Entitled, ‘Journey’ the brand did not disappoint with an amazing set of intricate lattice work depicting a early 20th century tube station, newly built and creating a social microcosm of it’s own as the classes mingle. On this we were introduced to the narative with a couple of models interacting briefly before the main body of the show got started.

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The shows itself was crisp, sharp and well polished as is only fitting for a Joshua Kane collection. Not only was this show unusual to be shared with the wider audience in this way, but was also Kane’s first show that was an equal split of mens and womenswear. The line up finished with the three looks which Hawthorne & Heaney produced embroidered pieces for, in the form of a horse head, with chess board, military and heraldic influences.

Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane A/W 2017 London Hand Embroidery

Great to see some of my embroidery on the runway this evening @hawthorneheaney #joshuakanejourney #embroidery #lfw

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The show finished with a moving performance by the two models/dancers that we were introduced to at the start.

A beautiful presentation of tailoring from last nights fashion show #joshuakanejourney #ballet #suits

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As always it was lovely to be involved in an exciting project like this, particulally with such as beautiful outcome and was wonderful to see them on their debut in person. If you would like to seemore of the collection follow the link here. We are looking forward to what they produce for next season already!