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 […]

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 for Joshua Kane

3D Machine embroidered Tiger by Hawthorne & Heaney for Joshua Kane

As a London based studio offering luxury, custom embroidery services, we have the pleasure of working with some of the most exciting brands.   We love to push the boundaries of machine embroidery and with a wealth of experience working with traditional gold work techniques, recreating a similar effect with machine embroidery is one of […]

Drawn & Formed Exhibition

Embrace by Naomi Aindow - Silk organza, metal threads, silk thread, glass beads, sequins | Photo taken by Cadi Williams

The Goldsmith’s Centre’s Drawn + Formed exhibition; in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers  This exhibition explores the history and contemporary uses of hand-drawn wire in embroidery, jewellery and silversmithing. London was first introduced to gold and silver wire drawing by craftsmen from Europe around the 15th century, however, there […]

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, […]

Learn To Embroider Like Us With Our London Embroidery School Classes

You may have heard of our sister company, London Embroidery School. Located in Central London, London Embroidery School is dedicated to delivering high standard embroidery classes for all abilities. ‘Embroidery is a lifelong skill and even if you are just starting out, it is something that will stay with you, to be passed down through […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on Wedding Invites

wedding invitation, postcard, los angeles, stitching, embroidery cards

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 Presents Graduating Class of 2020

fashion, flowers, textiles, stitching, embroidery, graduate, machine embroidery, hand embroidery

This year thus far, it can definitely be said to have been an unusual one at the least but some things must remain and the show go on. This year’s textile graduates may not have had their usual physical showcase of their works but they have worked very hard and will be graduating none the […]