Claire is passionate about making embroidery accessible to everyone by offering sponsorships to young designers and even running the London Embroidery School to teach beginners classes to those who are interested in getting a taste of what embroidery has to offer.
Unusually enough we here at Hawthorne & Heaney are bang on trend this season, all be it accidentally. With Coca Cola‘s ‘Share a Coke’, Stella Artois personalised glasses hot on our heels and the wonderful MiH Jeans all launching personalised products for their customers (MiH 6th June), we are already on the monogramming band wagon and have been since our inception in 2010.
We have embroidered names, monograms and dates on a great variety of things, some a little riske to mention before the watershed, but have found that this part of the bespoke business has the most wonderful effect of instant satisfaction and very very happy customers !
Personalising a gift is a wonderful touch and adds a thoughtfulness that just buying a gift cant compete. We recently worked with a lovely children’s clothing and accessory company called Native Belle who we have been negotiating the baby boom with. They make the most beautiful teddy bears, which have the option of a monogram and we are on our fourth bear now !!
Another wonderful idea is these tiny Toms, but I think thats enough baby bits.
You can monogram nearly everything fabric based, today we embroidered a blanket for a wedding with a hand guided irish machine and monogrammed 15 handkerchiefs for groomsmen by hand.
It also really doesn’t have to cost the earth. Sign up for London Embroidery School’s monogramming class to learn the basics and even if it’s not perfect it’s the effort that has gone into your gift that counts !!!
Heres a completed present project from a first timer to one of their classes to prove it to you !! Thanks @stewiesDollface
So get stitching people ! If you start now you could have a totally stress free Christmas 😉
Claire Barrett is an embroidery designer who has been working in the embroidery industry for six years. A former Creative Director at Hand & Lock, Claire runs Hawthorne & Heaney, dealing with celebrity clients such as Kanye West and high profile companies such as Henry Poole & Company Savile Row tailors. Claire is passionate about making embroidery accessible to everyone by offering sponsorships to young designers and even running the London Embroidery School to teach beginners classes to those who are interested in getting a taste of what embroidery has to offer.