Hawthorne & Heaney: Thanks for coming!

Last Week, we had a little gathering at the studio as an official welcome to our new studio and get together of industry contacts. Thanks to everyone who came along, we hope you had a lovely time, as we throughly enjoyed ourselves.

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For those who couldnt come along, here is a little glimpse of what we got up to.IMG_0218

As well as a peek at the new studio space and how we work, we were also offering a few freebies in the form of personalised hankies or tote bags.

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We had a couple of machines offering the service while you wait with 2 of our lovely machinists, Maianh and Ella operating them with Pearl and Hasina to assist.

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Our expert hand embroiderer Meg was demonstrating some traditional goldwork techniques for people to watch.

It wasnt all serious work though…

Embroidery wizardry #movinginparty #embroiderythursdays #witchcraft #embroidery #bespoke #fun

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Hawthorne & Heaney have a new home!

For those that don’t know Hawthorne & Heaney have moved into a fabulous new studio located in 14 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia. A short walk from Tottenham Court Road station the new studio is spacious, airy and bright with 3 studio spaces.

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The studio now has multifunctioning rooms and our sister company London Embroidery School is using one of those rooms to host embroidery classes to learn techniques such as Goldwork and Tambour. Check out the website here to see what they have to offer:

http://www.londonembroideryschool.com

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With such ample space we are able to be uber creative and this week our embroiderer Natasha has been working on creating goldwork inspired embroidery with a variation of metallic threads.

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Throughout history Fitzrovia has been home to many inspiration creatives such as the English writer Virginia Woolf and Nobel Prize Winner George Bernard Shaw, whose famous playwright ‘Pygmalion’ was later adapted into an American musical called ‘My Fair Lady’ 1964.

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Fitzrovia is also famous for the local ‘Fitzroy Tavern’ located in Charlotte Street. In the 1920’s it became the hub for artists, tradesmen and intellectuals.

The latest big project in Fitzrovia has been the Great Portland Estates redevelopment of the former Royal Mail site between Rathbone Place and Newman Street. The site comprises 2.3 acres of land which will be created into a new public square with high quality offices, retail spaces and 162 residential apartments. Facebooks new UK headquarters will be located here.

It seems that we are in the perfect location for our craft!

References:
Great Portland Estates: http://www.gpe.co.uk/property/our-portfolio/north-of-oxford-street/rathbone-square.aspx

Hidden London: http://hidden-london.com/gazetteer/fitzrovia/

Fitzrovia Trust: http://www.fitzroviatrust.org/joomla16/index.php/ct-menu-item-3

 

 

 

Hawthorne & Heaney at Debenhams Christmas in July Event

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It may only be August, but Hawthorne & Heaney have already done our first monogramming event for Christmas 2016. The Debenhams PR team, in conjunction with Reverb held their Christmas in July event in a beautiful house in Fitzrovia where we were providing our machine monogramming services.

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The launched their Christmas ranges which included fashion, homewear, lingerie and more. Our embroiderer Pearl and her assistant Chelsea were adding initials to pyjamas and hankerchieves for the attendies while they explored the rest of the event.

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Debenhams guest designers such as Patrick Grant and Julian McDonald were there to talk to the attendies about their collections. The team chose two of our classic fonts in a range of 5 colours for people to personalise their pieces with.

debs 5All in all it was a very busy day, with plenty of glitz and glamour that has set the bar for the rest for the events to come later in the year.

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