Ceremonial Embroidery

Embroidery is a popular addition for university, legal and military ceremonial dress for robes and uniforms.  For small scale commissions from private enthusiasts to full sets of robes for well know heritage companies Hawthorne & Heaney have the privilege of working on ceremonial embroidery for projects all over the world. We pride ourselves on our […]

Hawthorne & Heaney teams up with John Smedley

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Here at Hawthorne & Heaney, we were very busy during London Craft Week. While having an explore around some exhibitions we also teamed up with John Smedley to personalise some of their lovely knitwear. Founded in 1784 they are one of the longest-running knitwear manufacturers in the world.  Specialising in beautifully designed garments that are made […]

Hawthorne & Heaney lends a helping hand

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Its that time of year again, fashion and textile graduates will know what we mean. Your design tutor who has finally signed off on your incredibly ambitious embroidery design for your final collection / portfolio.  They love it and have uttered the immortal words “but I want to see more”. After a few brief moments […]

Hawthorne & Heaney does Victoria Secret

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Last weekend, we had another monogramming event with lingerie brand Victoria Secret. It was held at their brand new store on bond street.   To celebrate their opening, customers were able to have their Victoria Secret robe personalised with their initials. They were able to choose from two fonts, and a range of colours. We […]

Hawthorne & Heaney to the Rescue!

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There is nothing worse when a beloved item of clothing becomes damaged! whether it be a tear or a pesky moth has taken a bite. While this may feel like the end of an item. Fear not, with a bit of embroidery we can bring your garment back to life! With some tricks up our […]

Hawthorne & Heaney :Dismantling of a Victorian Mourning Shawl

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WHO, WHAT & WHY? Hawthorne & Heaney was given the Victorian shawl by Sue Thomas from Savile Row bespoke. HISTORY In the Victorian era, black was considered the appropriate colour to be worn when mourning the loss of a loved one and in some cultures, this is still the case today. It is believed that […]

Hawthorne & Heaney Visits The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined Exhibition at the Barbican

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The word vulgar is used to describe common people, lack of sophistication or good taste and reflects someone making explicit or offensive reference to sex or the body. The “The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined” exhibition curated by Judith Clark and Adam Phillips displays famous looks from the fashion world dating back from the renaissance to current […]

Hawthorne and Heaney Visits Burberry Maker’s House

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Burberry is one of the most acclaimed British fashion houses, and to celebrate their Spring/Summer 2017 collection, Burberry partnered up with The New Craftsmen to hold a week long exhibition at Maker’s House, Soho. This event showcased the best of British craftsmen, designers and makers as well as the latest Burberry collection. As you make […]