Bepsoke Silkwork Typography Art

This Spring, Hawthorne & Heaney launched a collection of military inspired typography art, specially designed for an exhibition held in Fortnum & Mason over the summer of 2022.  Designed, drafted & produced in our London studio, you can select any letter of your choice to be woven with military heritage inspired florals and embroidered onto […]

Embroidery For Film and Performance

As a London based Embroidery studio, we have enjoyed working on a vast range of projects for film, TV and performance. Embroidery in film not only creates an impact and looks beautiful, it often sets a scene by indicating a characters wealth, heritage, and even plays a part in specifying an era where necessary. In […]

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 for FKA Twigs

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It has been three years since FKA Twigs has given a live performance so when she announced her return to music with new songs and the ‘Magdalene’ tour, it was a safe bet that it was going to be epic. From all accounts, she has not disappoint as many people have been describing  as ‘a […]

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 […]

Happy Christmas from Hawthorne & Heaney

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Just a note from all of us at Hawthorne & Heaney, wishing you a Happy Christmas and a great New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!    The studio is now closed until 4th Jan 2019, when we will be back as usual.

Hawthorne & Heaney: Internship Opportunity Available

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Hawthorne & Heaney is currently looking for an embroidery intern to join us for an immediate start. We are looking for a current undergraduate fashion/textiles/costume student to join us in the studio for a 3 month internship. Duties will include machine and hand sewing, general administration, maintenance of the social media sites, research, assisting with […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on Embroidery Repairs

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Embroidery repairs is a topic we keep coming back to but we thought we would share another project with you where embroidery was used to breath new life into a damaged garment. It is so pleasing when we are able to use a method that is usually about decoration only but also allow an item […]