Hawthorne & Heaney on Crests

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Looking through our portfolio, there are lots of lovely examples of family crests in both hand and machine. These are usually in quite a traditional style with the sort of imagery you would expect from this sort of historical imagery; lions andleaves, scrolls and mantels. Every now and then, we get a customer that comes […]

Hawthorne & Heaney supports the BTBA

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Around this time of year, the Bespoke Tailors’ Benevolent Association meet to hold their inaugural festival dinner and Auction to raise funds to support the trade. The BTBA was established when two charities; the Master Tailors’ Benevolent Association (est. 1887) and the Tailors’ Benevolent Institute (est. 1861) merged together. Beneficiaries include tailors, woollen merchants and those from […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on Family Crests

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We’ve been feeling a little nostalgic this week and have been looking back in our archives.  This mostly consists of Heraldic embroidery which is Claire, our founder’s, speciality.  Consisting mainly of Lions and Unicorns ….. over the last three years we have built a rather remarkable collection of embroidery artworks. This traditional style of embroidery, […]