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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

Beginners Enamelling: Starting out

Sat, 6 Sep 2014 - 2:43am

In this one-day workshop, your experienced tutor, Toni Peers, will teach you all you need to know to get started in Enamelling. This is a craft often used in the production of jewellery, although
other small items can be made too. In this workshop we will look at sifting enamel and painting design using the wet-packing technique. Expect to produce up to three enamelled pieces.

£50, including all equipment and materials.


Ticket sales close 16 October

Dates & Times: Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 10:00am

Introduction to Silk Painting

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 - 12:53am

If you have an interest in painting, colour, texture, design and silk, then this day gives you the opportunity to use beautiful jewel-like colours to paint on silk. No previous experience is necessary
as this beginner’s day introduces you to the basic skills, materials and techniques needed to get you started. Our tutor, Sue Thomas, is hugely experienced in helping people create, have fun and be inspired.

£40, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 16 October

Dates & Times: Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 10:00am

The Art of Silver Clay

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 - 12:29am

This is a class for beginners or those who would like a refresher in Art Clay Silver work. Art Clay Silver is an exciting material to work with, starting like a fine textured clay but becoming pure solid
silver when fired. The clay can be fired by using a blow torch, a kiln or even an ordinary gas hob. You will design and create a pendant or earrings and go home with a lovely, unique piece of

£64, including all materials.


Ticket sales close 9 October

Dates & Times: Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 10:00am