Combining the Old & New for Embroidered Coat Of Arms

Embroidery is a captivating form of artistic expression that has graced history for centuries. Although traditional hand embroidery and modern machine embroidery have been developed as two distinctly separate techniques, combining the two can create wonderful, unique results!   The marriage of hand embroidery’s intricate charm, with the efficiency of machine embroidery gave us the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In Discussion with Lisa Grainger for Walpole

It’s always a surprise and a delight when a writer for the Times Magazine calls, so you can imagine our feelings when Lisa Grainger got in touch for a chat in preparation for her latest column for Walpole: The Value of Craftsmanship. The piece came out on their website today so follow the link to […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

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As a member of the V&A, I try to visit most of the temporary exhibitions they put on in the fine institution that is the Victoria and Albert Museum. At the start of March, they opened their doors on their newest addition ‘Kimono:Kyoto to Catwalk‘.  Held in North Court of the building, this exhibition brings […]

Hawthorne & Heaney for Watts and Co.

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  Just a short one today, but we really wanted to share this stunning ‘three keys’ cope design we produced for Watts and Co last year. The combination of colours really pops, makes us think that yellow is a bit under used when it looks this good on mass. The keys themselves are all bullion […]