Hawthorne & Heaney Visits ‘Thierry Mugler: Couturissme’

  This exhibition ‘Thierry Mugler : Couturissime’ is on at the Musée des arts Decoratifs, Paris.  A wonderful exhibition to go and see should you be in Paris.  The exhibition focuses around the work and life of Thierry Mugler (1948-2022).  Known for his avant-garde techniques and use of interesting materials like faux fur, vinyl, latex, […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on Wedding Invites

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Quite a few months ago, we were working on this really fun project that got us yearning for the summer when it was still a bit grey. With it’s bright colours and quirky design, these have to be about the coolest wedding invites on the block. We were tasked with adding the stitching to the […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits McQueen’s Old Bond Street Show Space

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London is very lucky to be able to offer a wealth of great free exhibitions and museums on many subjects. This open to all attitude really helps to keep feeding the minds of our designers and innovaters that one can go out and have your eyes opened to all sorts of  information. One such jem […]

Hawthorne & Heaney for Modular by Mensah

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Kusheda Mensah with her Furtiture (labels just seen) Image: @modularbymensah @olivialrhodes ⠀⠀   We just love it when we get to see a great project all come together, event better when we have been priviliged enough to be a part of it. One such project was earlier this year when we are approached by Kusheda […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits Chihuly: Reflections on Nature at Kew Gardens

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This visit may not be very embroidery specific, but given any opportunity to see Dale Chihuly’s work is always worth grabbing with both hands. So when they announced that they would be displaying his work in the world’s most biodiverse place, Kew Gardens, a visit was always going to be on the cards. Temperate House […]

Hawthorne & Heaney’s Special Project

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Here at Hawthorne & Heaney we had a bit of a special project on at the moment for a certain wedding that took place in September 2018. We were tasked with creating the chasuble for the priest to wear for our Director’s wedding. Approaching a garment like this is a sizeable task because of the […]