Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane Fantasy

Fashion week is here! We have had the absolute pleasure of working with the one the only Joshua Kane for his Spring Summer 2018 Collection ‘Fantasy’. It is always a delight to see our work come to life on the catwalk, and out there for the world to see!

A close up to show the 3D effect of the tailor,

We are loving the attention to detail, The Tailor on the shoes





My personal favourite is this incredible leather jacket! Raised embroidered sleeves. This really is a dream!

It is safe to say that we are living the fantasy here at Hawthorne and Heaney


Check out the whole collection here Follow Joshua Kane on Instagram, we cannot wait to see what he comes up with next season!


Hawthorne & Heaney for HAKKASAN – Practical application of interiors embroidery

Upholstery embroidery

Continuing from our recent blog on interiors embroidery we though we would show you some recent work for a well known interiors company that Hawthorne & Heaney was commissioned to replace the seating in the high end, modern Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan.

At the prime location of 17 Bruton  Street, Mayfair Hakkasan boasts a Michelin Starred menu, ‘world class mixology’ and a very prestigious clientele.   Its self described “Modern authenticity” also echoes in it’s interior design.


machine embroidered dragons

Machine embroidery hakkasan

There are not many restaurants that can pull off an embroidered banquette, but Hakkansan is one of the few.  Originally designed by Christian Liagre the aesthetic channels a “sultry Shanghai Chinois chic” with heavily embroidered dragons dispersed about the upper floor, positioned carefully to compliment the feng shui of the space.

The lower floor features an embroidery scrolling pattern which is simpler to honour the quieter space, but by no means less dramatic in the low lighted situ.


Embroidered seating


The practicalities of the project were forefront in our minds whilst consulting.  All the embroideries were to be completed on a thick hide and digitised with wear in mind.   We also had to work to an extremely tight and carefully planned schedule for minimum loss of covers during the upholstery process.

The project was great fun and a wonderful success in regards to planning, production, execution and of course aesthetic and we can’t wait to get our teeth stuck into the next.  We will be sure to keep you updated.


Hawthorne & Heaney Investigates Luxury Car Interiors

Embroidered car interiors are a luxury that can give any car personality and individuality. Hawthorne & Heaney have recently been doing at lot of work for interiors on leather so we thought we would explore some of the other possible outcomes.

Embroidering car interiors has a wide variety of possibilities, from a small, simple logos to grand designs that cover the entire interior!

car interior

Spirit of Ecstasy Embroidered Car Interior

Here’s an example of a simple yet beautiful embroidery inside a Rolls-Royce. It was commissioned by Eurokars to celebrate 10 years representing Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Tiger Embroidery

Embroidered Head Rest

A simple yet effective idea, this tiger design is slightly bolder, though it does not stop there! Some have gone to the lengths of decorating the entire car interior with beautiful designs

The Phoenix

Floral Embroidered Phantom Series II

This car’s interior is lined with 10 metres of hand spun Chinese Silk, which has been hand painted and then embroidered for extra impact! The painted and embroidered duck egg blue silk was applied to the roof, rear seats and parts of the doors in a Rolls-Royce Phanton Series II.


Phantom Series II Interior Design

The interior was customise by the in house design team at Rolls-Royce with the assistance of two design graduates; Cherica Haye and Michelle Lubsy.

“The Phantom is synonymous with tranquillity,” says Haye, a graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. “It is an ambient, calm and peaceful cocoon in a frenetic world.”

Embroidery Close Up Embroidery Close Up

Hawthorne & Heaney does Tricky Fabrics


Embroidery can be a wonderfully versitile embellisment but sometimes it can be difficult to match the artistic vision to the reality on some of the more troublesome fabrics. At Hawthorne & Heaney we have been working hard to overcome some of these difficulties on some of our recent machine embroidery projects.


Leather and velvet are two such troublesome farbics as they can not be framed up in the usual way as it will damage the fabric. The leather when framed becomes stretch and the velvet pile can be crushed irreversably. Despite this we have found ways of working around the fabric’s issues and been able to produce playful and detailed embroideries like those you see here.


Some of our regular customers may have recieved another example of this in the form of the Christmas cards we produced this year.


As you can see the cards are all embroidered into the card itself and off set with a tinsel pom pom for some festive cheer.


If you have a project or idea that you would like to be embroidered but aren’t sure if it is going to work, let us know as we can probably work a way around it.

Happy Christmas from the Hawthorne & Heaney Team


Hawthorne & Heaney does Fashion’s Night Out

Tuesday 23rd September saw the fashionistas flock to Oxford and Regents Street for the annual celebration of everything fashion related, Fashion’s Night Out.  All the stores had special ‘one night only’ promotions to take advantage of.  From drinks to discounts, manicures to monogramming, which is where we came in!  Superdry had Fireflies doing an acoustic set in the Regent’s Street store as well as the lovely Lilah Parsons in the premium lounge giving styling advise and modelling her personalised leather jacket by Hawthorne & Heaney.

Lilah Parsons superdry jacket

You may recognise this little jacket from Superdry’s Coachella promotion as seen below, with Poppy Delevingne in her personalised jacket.

super dry pop dog

If you’d like to get one of your own, Superdry and running a competition to win your own personalised jacket, have a read about how on Superdry’s twitter.

superdry comp jacket

With all the fun and excitement of the night, we can’t wait for next years now!