Hawthorne & Heaney for Luke Edward Hall

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Hands up, who wants to live in a space like this?Luke Edward Hall If you are anything like us then you haven’t got enough hands to express that completely. This shot is from the cottage of Luke Edward Hall, artist and designer who curated this space in his destinctive style.  Hall graduated from Central Saint […]

Hawthorne & Heaney in Collaboration with James Burke

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Over the last couple of weeks we have been working on a special project with visual artist and founder of Acrylicize, James Burke. Working with his multidisiplinary style he was creating a new piece in preparation for the ‘Superstar Showcase’. Burke’s work examines the relationship between us and the digital world, drawing upon our need […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits Anni Albers at Tate Modern

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  Six Prayers (1966-7)   Anni Albers (1899- 1994) was a leading innovator of 20th Century modernist abstraction. Her work combined the ancient craft of weaving with the ideas and styles of modern art. She was a lady of many trades: an artist; a designer; teacher and a writer. The exhibition explores different aspects of […]

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up – Exhibition Visit

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The exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up is currently at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and we recently took the chance to visit. This unique show gives a detailed overview of Kahlo’s life: her family and heritage; her politics; her relationship with mural painter Diego Rivera; the near-fatal accident that caused her a […]

Hawthorne & Heaney, Mother Eagle and The London Embroidery School

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As some of our regular readers may know, Hawthorne & Heaney has a sister company that teaches embroidery called the London Emroidery School. As the London Embroidery School we run classes at a range of time in specialised embroidery classes such as Tambour beading, goldwork and lace making. Whenever the opportunity arises to get in […]

Hawthorne & Heaney in Conversation with Laura Lees

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Fellow embroiderer, artist and designer Laura Lees is usually found creating highly colourful, fine art pieces furniture pieces but she took a little time away from her usual pursuits to speak with us about her work:   Hawthorne & Heaney: Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us today, we’d like […]