Hawthorne & Heaney for Lack of Colour at Selfridges

During last weekend, Hawthorne & Heaney set up camp in London’s Selfridges store for a monogramming event for Australian Hat brand ‘Lack of Color’.

‘Lack Of Color is the popular Australian label that produces a range of men’s and women’s hats available in seasonal colours and styles. Created by Tess Corvaia and Robert Tilbury, a creative couple from Queensland, Australia who aim to bring their loyal customers a range of innovative and wearable pieces each season.’ (Lack of colour About page)

Thanks to the lovely hot weather we have being having here, we were offering these hand embroidered monograms onto the hat ribbons or bands, usually of their strawhats as shown.

With a choice of 16 colour for the embroidery, the combinations on offer are numerous.

It’s always great fun working with such different and interesting brands in some of the best known shops in the world!

If you missed out on the opportunity to have your hat personalised in store and would like to get it done, this is something that we can do for you in the studio, get in contact with us by phone or email and we can advise you futher.

Or if you would like to put on your own hand embroidery event with us… get in touch!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Hawthorne & Heaney Events presents… ‘Heads Up’ at Liberty London


Internationally converted department store, Liberty London has just run a hat and headwear promotion called ‘Heads Up’, for which Hawthorne & Heaney provided monogramming services on its first day. Featured in ES magazine as shown below, the promotion features lots of big names in Headwear such as Eugenia Kim, Jennifer Behr and Awon Golding. This continues Liberty’s reputation for innovative promotions to encourage traditional skills and interesting brands. Following the success of our monogramming event at Liberty with Liberty scarves and MiH jeans last year, it is exciting to push the expectation of where you would find monogramming, not just on shirts and handkerchiefs but to jeans, hats and more!

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For Wednesday afternoon and evening, we had one of our expert embroiderers stationed in the heart of Liberty, creating these tiny monograms into the rim of hats from the collection. A lovely way to add a subtle but personal touch to a distinctive item or to make a gift extra special.

The monogram is hand drawn, and transferred onto the ribbon in the traditional way before being meticulously hand embroidered. The method hasn’t changed for quite a number of years to say the least so it is a very low tech process, perfect for fascinating spectators as they can watch the letters form stitch by stitch. It’s great to see peoples reactions when they see the skill that goes into adding these little touches. Below you can see the frame and equipment used and a little fancy needle work from our embroiderer showing off her satin stitch.

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And here a few examples of the finished articles!

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Natasha SP @ Hawthorne & Heaney