Large Scale Machine Embroidery

Machine embroidered coat of arms finished into a beautiful large banner with gold trims

  Working with Large Texture Pieces in Machine Embroidery   At Hawthorne & Heaney we love a challenge, and large scale texture pieces is certainly one of them! Often when creating vast pieces of embroidery like this we are required to match up lots of different frames to insure the piece flows naturally and looks […]

Festive Live Personalisation by Hawthorne & Heaney Events

Hawthorne Heaney Here worked on a bespoke personalisation event at the Dior Perfumes concession in Heathrow's Terminal 5

A Festive Flurry of In Store Events with Live Personalisation   We had an incredibly busy season this year for in store events, featuring a flurry of customised pop-up events with live personalisation throughout central London. Our diverse range of personalised experiences brought a touch of individuality and charm to retail settings, creating memorable moments […]

Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own Exhibition

This exhibition was an insight into the life of the world-renowned icon, Freddie Mercury. It displayed the singer’s most priceless valuables from across  the globe. These ranged from ceramics, art, fashion, musical instruments, personal papers, possessions and photographs, furniture, and jewels,  accrued over the course of fifty years.  The exhibit was divided into 6 sections:   […]

Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms

Embroidery is a captivating form of artistic expression that has graced history for centuries. Although traditional hand embroidery and modern machine embroidery have been developed as two distinctly separate techniques, combining the two can create wonderful, unique results!   The marriage of hand embroidery’s intricate charm, with the efficiency of machine embroidery gave us the […]

Unraveling the History of Embroidered Monograms

As a London based embroidery studio, monograms are one of our most popular services. We offer traditional hand embroidered lettering, machine embroidered monograms and even in store activations offering on site personalisation!   These small symbolisms have been around centuries; from elaborate pieces for the noble and royal, to cherished heirlooms and simple pieces like […]

Christmas in July

  In an era of increasing online shopping, retail stores must reinvent the customer experience to stand out. Live events in-store provide a compelling reason for customers to visit and engage. These events create a vibrant atmosphere, fostering a sense of community and excitement. Whether it is personalisation for a product launch, a workshop, or […]

Textured Hand Guided Machine Embroidery

Vintage Irish Singer Sewing Machine

Embroidery has long been celebrated as a beautiful and intricate craft, capturing the imagination with its delicate threads and exquisite designs. Hand guided machine embroidery blends the precision of machine stitching with the spontaneity of artistic expression.   Free hand machine embroidery is a technique that allows artists to create dynamic and expressive designs using […]

Hawthorne & Heaney x Anine Bing Monogram Event

Machine Monogrammed Denim Jacket by Hawthorne & Heaney for Anine Bing

Personalisation is the key to making any item truly unique and special. Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a way to express your own individuality, adding a monogram to clothing, accessories, or home decor items can instantly elevate their appeal.   In recent years, in-store live machine embroidery has gained popularity as […]