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.
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.
In 1825 they moved on to producing garments using one of the first ever fully fashioned knitting machines, creating the original “Long Johns”.
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.
In 2013 they were granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment.
Two of our wonderfully talented hand embroiderers spent the day in their Mayfair store, offering a little something extra to their knitwear.
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:
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
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:
12th Silk/ Linen
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.
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 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.
From blankets to booties, hats or pillowcases, just contact us with the item you would like to personalise and we can help you.
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.
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!
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.
Cheeky monogram on the back of Jack Wills check lounge trousers.
Matching wash bag and overnight duffle bag combination.
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!
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.
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.
Best get your order in if you would like to present your loved one with a pair of these! Pricing on request.