For the past 3 years, London Craft Week has become a highlight of the creative calender with all sorts of exciting workshops, demonstrations and talks taking place across town. These celebrate the most unique and interesting craft skills London has to offer. Ranging from whisky tasting to watchmaking to weaving there is something to interest everyone. This year, we have been invited to take part in London Craft Week and are excited to be hosting two workshops in the studio to showcase our own skills. In these workshops we will be teaching one of our stable skills, monogramming which we regulally use on shirts, suits and accessories from our tailoring clients.
You can join us to learn the delicate art of monogramming and leave with your own monogrammed handkerchief or cufflinks at the end. Follow the link to secure your place as spaces are strictly limited, tickets are £60 plus VAT and can only be bought directly from the London Craft Week Website.
Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to work with the lovely people at Monki Jeans on their customisation event. Hawthorne and Heaney were in store stitching for the launch day where customers could have their denim hand embroidered with an initial or a little symbol.
As per our usual event, the customers had a choice of fonts and colours for their personalisation.
Quite a few people decided on the classic white on denim look for their embellishments.
Whilst others vamped up bolder, already embroidered designs with their personal monogram.
If you are looking to have something similar done to a garment of your own, or hold an event of a similar nature then get in touch with us.
It may only be August, but Hawthorne & Heaney have already done our first monogramming event for Christmas 2016. The Debenhams PR team, in conjunction with Reverb held their Christmas in July event in a beautiful house in Fitzrovia where we were providing our machine monogramming services.
The launched their Christmas ranges which included fashion, homewear, lingerie and more. Our embroiderer Pearl and her assistant Chelsea were adding initials to pyjamas and hankerchieves for the attendies while they explored the rest of the event.
Debenhams guest designers such as Patrick Grant and Julian McDonald were there to talk to the attendies about their collections. The team chose two of our classic fonts in a range of 5 colours for people to personalise their pieces with.
All in all it was a very busy day, with plenty of glitz and glamour that has set the bar for the rest for the events to come later in the year.
London’s historic deparment store, Harrods was hosting a day for Stella McCartney’s ‘Stella World’ last week. Hawthorne and Heaney were invited to take part in the event by offering free personalised monograms onto the range of lingerie.
Around the store there was plenty to see and offers to be had on the whole range of Stella McCartney products, from bags to dresses, underwear to trainers.
Here is just a little example of one of the delicate monogram that were stitched ‘while you wait’:
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.