Hawthorne & Heaney teams up with John Smedley

Here at Hawthorne & Heaney, we were very busy during London Craft Week. While having an explore around some exhibitions we also teamed up with John Smedley to personalise some of their lovely knitwear.

Hawthorne & Heaney teams up with John Smedley London Hand Embroidery

Founded in 1784 they are one of the longest-running knitwear manufacturers in the world.  Specialising in beautifully designed garments that are made to last. Crafted in Britain and distributed all over the world.

Hawthorne & Heaney teams up with John Smedley London Hand Embroidery

In 1825 they moved on to producing garments using one of the first ever fully fashioned knitting machines, creating the original “Long Johns”.

Hawthorne & Heaney teams up with John Smedley London Hand Embroidery

Moving into the 1950s and 1960 the brand became very popular with many famous faces, from Audrey Hepburn to the Beatles. By the 1980s many British fashion houses saught the work of John Smedley, such as Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood.

  Hawthorne & Heaney teams up with John Smedley London Hand Embroidery

In 2013 they were granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment.

Hawthorne & Heaney teams up with John Smedley London Hand Embroidery

Two of our wonderfully talented hand embroiderers spent the day in their Mayfair store, offering a little something extra to their knitwear.Hawthorne & Heaney teams up with John Smedley London Hand Embroidery

 

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 needs you !

OPEN CALL and VIP ACCESS

As artisans we are drawn to beautiful things.  

The art we work on is a reflection of our taste and dedication.

 

Hawthorne & Heaney needs you ! London Hand Embroidery

 

We asked ourselves why shouldn’t the the luxury we surround ourselves with daily be reflected in the tools of our trade.

As embroiderers, frustrated with hunting through the ever dwlinding treasure trove of vintage and second hand, we decided to create some tools that would be a pleasure to use, collect and admire.

After all the journey is as important as the destination !

 

Hawthorne & Heaney needs you ! London Hand Embroidery

 

The Heaney’s Haberdashery team want you to tell us about the tools you use.  Let us know your favourites and the reasons behind why.  

We are developing some long lost gems and we need your feedback on what tools you would like to see and why.

Sign up to the Newsletter to find out how you can get involved, VIP access to limited edition runs, Early Bird discount codes and updates on our progress.

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Hawthorne & Heaney does Father’s Day

With Father’s Day fast approaching, there is still time to get your special item into us for personalisation before the big day on Sunday 19th June.Hawthorne & Heaney does Father's Day London Hand Embroidery

From Ties to shirts, jackets to handies, if we can get into it, we will stitch it.

Hawthorne & Heaney does Father's Day London Hand Embroidery

Prices start at just £6.20 plus VAT per letter.

Hawthorne & Heaney does Father's Day London Hand Embroidery

Monogramming at Brooks Brothers

On Saturday the 10th and Monday the 12th of October, Hawthorne & Heaney were offering a free monogramming service for customers at Brooks Brothers.

Monogramming at Brooks Brothers London Hand Embroidery

Brooks Brothers was founded by Henry Sands brooks in 1818 America, and has since set up in other countries including the UK.

There was a range of colours available, and a selection of styles to chose from.

Monogramming at Brooks Brothers London Hand Embroidery

 

These are some of the examples of what was being demonstrated at the London Brooks Brothers shop.

Monogramming at Brooks Brothers London Hand Embroidery

If you would like to have anything embrodiered or are thinking about holding an event of your own and would like us to be involved, please get in touch.

 

Hawthorne & Heaney does Anniversaries

Hawthorne & Heaney does Anniversaries London Hand Embroidery

Above: Linen Napkins, embroidered with Diamond Shaped monogram in Red

We had a client come to us recently with such a lovely idea, we thought it would be a shame not to share it. When it comes to finding something different and fitting to gift your better half on your wedding anniversary, the risk is to slip into the safe options. Its easy for the obvious ones, Paper, China, Gold but when it comes to the in between ones it can all feel a little repetitive.  So we thought for any of the fabric based anniversaries (see below for our suggestions), you could give a beautifully embroidered piece:

2nd Cotton

3rd Leather

7th Wool

12th Silk/ Linen

13th Lace

Some applications of this that we find work particularly well are his and hers pillowcases, table wear, and also, the classic shirt monogram, however if you have an idea or item of your own that you would like to find out if we can personalise it for you, then let us know and we will see what we can do.

Hawthorne & Heaney does Anniversaries London Hand Embroidery

Above: Coupled monograms onto cotton embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney does Anniversaries London Hand EmbroideryAbove: Floral monogram onto a set of pillowcases

 

Hawthorne & Heaney does baby gifts

It’s a wonderful thing when a new baby comes along, but it can be hard to know what to get the new family when they have just received the most precious gift of all. 

Hawthorne & Heaney does baby gifts London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney can offer a personalisation service to add the chosen name of the bundle of joy to make your gift a little more special. With prices starting from £5.60 a letter it can be an inexpensive too if it seems  that all your friends have the baby fever. 

Hawthorne & Heaney does baby gifts London Hand Embroidery

From blankets to booties, hats or pillowcases, just contact us with the item you would like to personalise and we can help you. 

Hawthorne & Heaney for Debenhams

The Hawthorne & Heaney ladies have been out in force again, this time for Debenhams in the run up to Christmas. They have been bringing our special brand of personalisation to the items available as part of the ‘found it’ promotion.Hawthorne & Heaney for Debenhams London Hand Embroidery

Cute little embroidery from one of our ladies, stitching the found it label. It seems that personalisation has been everywhere this year and long may it continue! So for now we at the Hawthorne & Heaney team wish you Happy Christmas and we look forward to the New Year!

 

x

 

Hawthorne & Heaney Monograms for Jack Wills this Christmas

Jack Wills, The Monogram Shop:

Hawthorne & Heaney Monograms for Jack Wills this Christmas London Hand Embroidery Hawthorne & Heaney Monograms for Jack Wills this Christmas London Hand Embroidery

Hawthorne & Heaney  is hitting the shops this Christmas, bringing the monogramming to you and your loved ones. We will be embroidering all sorts of gifts and garments from Jack Wills in their Soho store. We can work on a whole host of current items and you can see a few of the items we have already done if you are stuck for ideas, or come and discuss where you would like the monogram to be with us.

Hawthorne & Heaney Monograms for Jack Wills this Christmas London Hand Embroidery

Cheeky monogram on the back of Jack Wills check lounge trousers.

Hawthorne & Heaney Monograms for Jack Wills this Christmas London Hand Embroidery

Matching wash bag and overnight duffle bag combination.

Hawthorne & Heaney Monograms for Jack Wills this Christmas London Hand Embroidery

Chunky Initials on an open mohair weave scarf.

The Monogram shop is available every weekend until Christmas 12 -6pm exclusively in the Soho store.

Please note monogramming in Jack Wills store can only be done on Jack Wills items bought in store on the same day when bought with the monogram service.

If you would like us to come to your store or event to personalise items, get in contact with us!

 

Hawthorne & Heaney does Bespoke Slippers

Many of you may think its way too early to be thinking about Christmas, but in terms of bespoke gifts, it’s not far away. Our good friends over at Cleverley’s have been busy making slippers that are destined to be Christmas gifts for quite some time now, as have we for those slippers that are adorned with embroidery.

Hawthorne & Heaney does Bespoke Slippers London Hand Embroidery

Our director, Claire Barrett has had a pair made for herself with our Hawthorne & Heaney logo across the front, embroidered in silks and bullions.   I have it on good authority that they are incredibly comfortable and hard wearing as well as being very a highly covetable item. They can be made with your choice of emblem on the front, if you have something specific in mind which we can have made into embroidery as we also offer a drafting service.

Hawthorne & Heaney does Bespoke Slippers London Hand Embroidery

Best get your order in if you would like to present your loved one with a pair of these! Pricing on request.