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!
A short while ago we worked on a small prioject for the Dutch Metal band called ‘High Speed Dirt’ who were having their reunion so we produced a set of trucker caps for them as a small memento of the occasion.
The project was a bit of an unusual one for us as we don’t often work on items like this but we embroidered them with the bands logo across the front.
If you don’t know about them, here is a little about the band: ‘High Speed Dirt’ stands for hard rock, where the old rock ‘n roll traditions meet modern day’s musical influences. Hardrock, heavy metal and pure rock ‘n roll are the key influences (think old Vengeance, Black Label Society, Ugly Kid Joe, Motley Crue).They were founded in 2004 and toured the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany until 2012 where they supported Supported legendary Dutch rock band Peter Pan Speedrock – furthermore played with US bands Kleveland and Beatallica, New Zealand’s Grande Cobra and Belgium rockers El Guapo Stuntteam. In this time they launched three EPs
o Carnival of Animals (2004)
o King Diesel (2007)
o Tomorrow (2009)
Furthermore, featured on multiple collective records and are just starting to explore the modelling profession…;)
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!
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.