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Festive Door Ring

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 - 2:35am

We are happy to welcome David Thomson to Hylands. Join him and create your own fresh festive door wreath. During the morning enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to get you in the festive spirit.

Book early to avoid disappointment. £25, including seasonal refreshments. A materials list will be provided to students.


Ticket sales close 3 December

Dates & Times: Friday, 5 December 2014 - 10:00am

Charms & Pearls

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - 5:23pm

In Andrea Neale’s workshop you will work with various beads and charms to create eye-catching custom jewellery. The workshop is fun, creative and focused on design. You will make a piece of jewellery in colours and beads of your choice. You will work with basic tools, beads and finds and be shown how to make your own components. Jewellery-making is not difficult to master once you know the techniques.

£60, including all materials and tools.


Ticket sales close 14 November

Dates & Times: Friday, 14 November 2014 - 10:00am

Santa's Grotto

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 - 1:59am

With plenty of festive cheer and fun for all the family, come along and see Santa in his Christmas fun show and Grotto.

Grab a handful of magical elf dust with Timbo, Santa’s head elf from Santa’s workshop. As he
tells you the story of ‘’The Night Before Christmas’‘ he will also train your children how to be an elf to help Santa, along with Christmas balloon modelling, lots of Christmas fun and prizes!


Dates & Times: Thursday, 4 December 2014 - 12:00pm

Fused Glass Snowflakes

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 - 1:14am

Make stunning fused glass snowflakes which will adorn your home every Christmas. Resident glass artist, Mona Marnell, will guide you through this beginners’ class to fused glass. During the day you will learn how to cut and assemble glass as well as how to use a kiln.

£75, including all materials and equipment use.


Ticket sales close 27 November

Dates & Times: Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 10:00am

Christmas Soiree: Terrific Tudors!

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 - 1:10am

Join the Cameo Players for a festive romp through history from the Tudors to the present day with songs, poetry and drama.

Our historical soirées are always popular. This year, we will be focusing on the Tudors and will include a light Tudoresque finger buffet in the price of the ticket. There will be an entertaining
panto-style play to end the evening. Music will be performed by Doublet – who make a welcome return this year.

Enter into the merriment of a Tudor Christmas and start your festive celebrations with the Cameo Players.


Dates & Times: Friday, 28 November 2014 - 7:45pm

Handmade Fabric Storage Baskets

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 - 1:10am

This is an ideal project for all crafters. With the help of Lynne Sharpe, you can create your own stunning storage baskets using fabric of your choice. Whether your home design is vintage chic or contemporary, you will have somewhere stunning to store all your clutter and keepsakes.

Book early to avoid disappointment.
£40. Please bring a sewing machine and lunch. Material lists will be provided to students.


Ticket sales close 27 November

Dates & Times: Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 10:00am

Silk Screen Print your own Pashmina

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 - 12:38am

Textile designer, Candice Wren, will bring a selection of different designs and motifs on screens, which you will be able to choose from and print directly onto cashmere/silk pashminas. You will also be able to choose from a selection of different coloured pashminas or, if there is a colour you would really like, email Candice before the workshop to see if she has it in stock at:

£60, including all materials and equipment.


Ticket sales close 20 November

Dates & Times: Monday, 24 November 2014 - 10:00am

Silver Clay Bracelet

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 - 3:01am

Have you ever wanted to create your own silver jewellery? This workshop is ideal for novices and those wanting to expand their skills. You will be making a gorgeous silver band which, when
attached to leather, makes a very personal bracelet featuring your own artwork. Art Silver Clay is an amazing medium to work with and you will love the end result.

£60, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 20 November

Dates & Times: Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 10:00am

Beginners Fused Glass Workshop

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - 5:43pm

Enjoy a six-hour workshop in which resident artist, Mona Marnell, will guide you through working with glass and a kiln. You will create your own unique range of Christmas decorations and, if
you wish, personalise them with names and dates.

£75, including all materials and equipment use.


Ticket sales close 19 November

Dates & Times: Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 10:00am

Lino-Christmas Print

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - 2:35am

Get into the Christmas crafting spirit! Experienced tutor, Helen Rose, will help you create your own unique designs and lino print your own Christmas cards, gift tags and festive wrapping paper.

£50, including all materials and equipment use. Please bring an apron.


Ticket sales close 9 November

Dates & Times: Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 10:00am

Beginners Enamelling: Exploring Glass Media

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 - 2:35am

Enamelling professional, Toni Peers, will teach you all you need to know to get started. Enamelling is the use of a kiln to fuse powdered glass to metal, and can make lovely jewellery. In this workshop, you will learn to apply different glass media, such as Millefiori beads, fine glass rods, crystal enamel and frit glass, which can be ‘swirled’ in the kiln to create marbling effects. Expect to produce up to three enamelled pieces.

£50, including all equipment and materials.


Tickets sales close 13 November

Dates & Times: Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 10:00am

Create your own Silk Scarf

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 - 11:22am

A day to discover the magic of using beautifully coloured dyes and silk to produce a very unique, original scarf. Begin with white silk and finish with a gorgeous scarf. We will discover the easy
magic of dying silk using a microwave. Silk is a wonderful material, hard wearing and yet softly delicate. Our tutor, Sue Thomas, will help you create a beautiful scarf for yourself or as a special gift.

£40, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 6 November

Dates & Times: Monday, 10 November 2014 - 10:00am

Essex Guild of Craftsmen Fair

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 - 2:10am

The Guild was formed in 1984, with the main aim of promoting, encouraging and supporting its members in the furtherance of their craftwork and skills. In doing this, they aim to stimulate a
wider and more informed appreciation of genuine handmade crafts in Essex.

Dates & Times: Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 10:00am

Christmas Bunting

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 - 1:23am

This class is suitable for complete beginners and experienced stitchers alike! Why not join in this lovely workshop and make some beautiful Christmas bunting to complement your decorations at home. Just bring along some Christmas fabric in up to three different designs and we will provide the know-how and the rest of what you need. You will take away a template so that you will be able to make lots more at home.

If you would like advice about fabric choices, please email lynnesharpe@gmail.com

Dates & Times: Sunday, 2 November 2014 - 10:00am

Book Fair

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 - 1:23am

This fair offers one of the largest selections of antiquarian and second hand books with maps and prints also available to purchase. Set in the beautiful rooms of Hylands House, this is a fair not to be missed.


Tickets: £1
Pre-booking not available

Dates & Times: Sunday, 2 November 2014 - 10:00am

Glass Etching

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 - 5:03pm

Etch your own beautiful glasses for Christmas and learn a decorative technique with many applications. During this workshop, resident artist, Mona Marnell, will teach you how to apply a
variety of resists and relief paste to create your own unique designs.

£65, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 17 October

Dates & Times: Monday, 20 October 2014 - 10:00am

Fright Night Xtra

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 - 1:39am
This adult only event will scare even the toughest of people. After the growing success of the Family Fright Night, this event raises the "scare factor" just for adults. Tickets now on saleOur terrifying trail will disorientate your senses and test your nerves. A brand new trail is being developed for 2014, the transformation is taking place...


Dates & Times: Friday, 31 October 2014 - 6:00pm

Fright Night

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 - 12:16am
Tickets now on sale. This has been a sell out every year so please book early to avoid disappointment


Here's what's coming for 2014 

See the video using the link on the right for 2013


  • Face painters
  • Walkabout entertainment
  • Special Halloween trail through the gardens
  • Spooky stories with live animal interaction
  • 3D projection on the front of the House
  • Fireworks to music
  • Toffee apples for every little goblin, witch and wizard!


Dates & Times: Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 4:00pm

Mosaic Making for Beginners

Sun, 7 Sep 2014 - 12:34am

Expert mosaic artist, Dionne Ible, is joining our team of artists to bring the wonderful craft of Mosaic to Hylands. This workshop will cover all the techniques of creating beautiful tiled art.
Your finished piece will be suitable for indoors.

£70, including all materials, equipment use and light refreshments.


Ticket sales close 22 October



Dates & Times: Friday, 24 October 2014 - 10:00am

Autumnal Season Woven Door Ring & Head Ring

Sun, 7 Sep 2014 - 12:34am

Create a stunning willow-woven door ring for the Autumn Season. Woven decorations are in fashion, and this workshop teaches you to make a lovely circlet from natural materials. See in the
autumn in style and have fun too.

£35, including all materials and use of tools.


Ticket sales close 23 October

Dates & Times: Sunday, 26 October 2014 - 2:00pm