Hawthorne & Heaney does Christmas Gifts

With personalisation ever on the up and Christmas fast approaching, finding the gift with the right message for all the people in your life can be hard. Hawthorne & Heaney can provide monograms for a whole variety of different products, appropriate to whom ever you might like to gift. Monogrammed pieces are a lovely way to make the recipient feel special. Here is a few photos to spark your imagination but if you have an unusual idea, feel free to contact us.

Gentlemen could have monogrammed pocket squares, ties or bow ties…

hanky mono

tie bar

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Both Ladies and Gentlemen may enjoy personalised bath robes or pyjamas…

dressing gown

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Bed linen and towels, for that hard to buy for couple…towel set U

Or if you literally need your gift to say something:

onesie embroidery

Get in touch if you would like to see how we can make your gift that little bit more unique.

Hawthorne & Heaney with Navio Ties

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Navio ties is a very interesting tie brand that has taken the idea of monogramming and put their own nautical spin on it. Using Flags and Pennants they translate your chosen letters into Nautical Flag symbols, the likes of which have been used at sea for hundreds of years, and apply that to the tie. This creates a beautiful personalised item with a hidden meaning, except for those who speak the language.

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The Initials represented by the flags are stitched into the silk of the tie itself which can be produced  in 4 different designs. The ties themselves are 100% silk, woven and made by hand in Sudbury, England and then brought to London to be embroidered by Hawthorne & Heaney.

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Screen shot 2014-11-20 at 14.56.44They make a beautiful gift for a distinguished gentlemen, appropriate for any occasion If you would like to learn more about Navio ties or to make your order, visit their website for details.

 

Hawthorne and Heaney does Wedding Favours

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With personalisation ever on the up, brides and grooms are looking for inventive ways to make their wedding unique. Hawthorne & Heaney can provide monograms for a whole variety of different products, appropriate to whom ever you might like to gift. Monogrammed wedding favours are a lovely way to make your party feel involved and have a commemorative piece to keep afterwards. Here is a few photos to spark your imagination but if you have an unusual idea, feel free to contact us.

Gentlemen of the brides or groom’s parties could have monogrammed pocket squares, ties or bow ties…

hanky mono

tie bar

bow ties mono dj

Both Ladies and Gentlemen may enjoy personalised bath robes or pyjamas…

dressing gown

pj mono jmm

And every new couple needs bed linen and towels if your stuck for gift ideas…towel set U

Get in touch if you would like to see how we can make the big day even more unique.

 

Hawthorne & Heaney on Family Crests

We’ve been feeling a little nostalgic this week and have been looking back in our archives.  This mostly consists of Heraldic embroidery which is Claire, our founder’s, speciality.  Consisting mainly of Lions and Unicorns ….. over the last three years we have built a rather remarkable collection of embroidery artworks.

henry poole crest

This traditional style of embroidery, when done well, hinges on padding (‘raisings’ for the initiated) to create the wonderful dramatic pieces we are best known for.  Above you can see the padding underneath and the finished stitches which are a combination of silks, accented with goldwork.

shield crest

This style of crest can be found in both family histories and established businesses, centring around the escutcheon (shield) which displays the ordinaries and common charge on the field.  The complexity will depend on what level of acheivement the bearer is entitled to. The below is an example of a full heraldic achievement which consists of shield, supporters, crest, and motto bannered underneath.

Unicorn crest

We can also offer a drafting and framing service along with the embroidery.  Prices start from £95 depending on size and complexity.  A piece like this will last a lifetime, making a beautiful birthday or wedding gift. Alternatively it could make an intriguing trophy piece or a great talking point for a room.