Hawthorne & Heaney Visits Mary Quant at the V & A Museum

art, v&a, exhibition, fashion, London, mary quant, rtw, textiles

”From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive. ”   Thai Two Piece (top circa 1960) This time, the V&A’s fashion and textiles display has brought […]

Hawthorne & Heaney for FKA Twigs

art, costume, costume design, ed kay, fka twigs, Hawthorne and Heaney, London, magdalene, matthew josephs, music, pop, stylist, theatrre

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 ‘Threads of Life’ by Clare Hunter

book, book review, clare hunter, embroidery, London, textile art, textiles, threads of life

”You cut a length of thread, knot one end and pull the other end through the eye of a needle you take a piece of fabric and push your needle into one side of the cloth, then pull it out on the other until it reaches the knot. You leave a space. You push your […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on the World Illustration Awards 2019

art, embroidery, exhibitions, illustration, London, textiles, things to do, visit

The Association of Illustrators (AOI) have partnered with the Directory of Illustration to bring another year of the World Illustration Awards. With over 3,600 entries, the judges have whittled them down to the final shortlisted 200, showcasing some amazing and diverse up and coming talent. The show has been held annually, in various forms for […]

Hawthorne & Heaney at Anine Bing

Embroidery, Fashion, London, Monograms, anine bing, custom, customisation, embellishment, embroidery, events, hand embroidery, harvey nichols

Hawthorne and Heaney have been out and about with our stitching kits this weekend past as we were based at Harvey Nichols for Skandi chic brand, Anine Bing. All set up in store for stitching Perusing the embroidery options Script style stitching onto camo jacket Block style stitching onto sweatshirt Script style stitching onto shirt […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on Textiles in Art

Art, Embroidery, London, Amsterdam, art, beading, bespoke, bespoke embroidery, custom, embellishment,

Embroidery, much like fabric, is not made to last forever. So when we are looking for examples of historical textiles, sometimes, they simply do not exisit anymore as the fabrics disintergrate with age and use. However we do still have a source of what textiles might have looked like in their glory days in the […]