Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging

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Frogging is an interesting word for an embroidery technique isn’t it. It is believed that it referes to the shape of the knot used in ‘frog fasteners’ with the center being the body and the sides being the wide back legs of the frog. The term over the years has come to refer to the embroidery done with this same type of appliqued chord onto garments though not resctricted to the original 3 part knot or for fastening purposes.

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand Embroidery

At Hawthorne & Heaney, we can produce traditional, hand embroidered frogging, where braid is manipulated and sewn down to create these elaborate patterns that you may recognise from historical garments and costume.

 

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryPeacoat with hand embroidered frogging detail by Gieves and Hawkes for Permanent style

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryElaborate hand embroidered frogging sleeves before garment construction

We also can produce similar effects using digital embroidery:

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryClose up machine embroidery frogging on sleeves

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryVelvet smoking jacket with machine embroidery frogging sleeves for Arjan Blok

 

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryPlaying cards inspired machine embroidery onto velvet sleeves before construction for Anderson and Sheppard

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryPlaying cards inspired machine embroidery onto velvet fronts before construction for Anderson and Sheppard

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryPlaying cards inspired machine embroidery onto velvet  for Anderson and Sheppard

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryAnderson and Sheppard smoking jacket for the Beaumont Collection (LCW) . As photographed by Guy Hills

It is particulally fun when people want to push the traditional boundries with their order like these frogging inspired sleeves before construction:

Hawthorne & Heaney on Frogging London Hand EmbroideryDogtooth sleeves with machine embroidered details for Kathryn Sargent