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Christmas Willow Weaving

December 2

Join Kew Gardens to make your own woven willow creations for Christmas. Artisan willow weaver Amanda Ryner from Wyldwood Willow will lead this session, offering her expertise and top tips. Learn how to create a string or garland of woven Christmas decorations to hang over the fireplace this year. You'll discover a few simple techniques to weave your own reindeer, willow stars and a tree or two to create some festive cheer. There will be two available sessions: 10am – 1pm…

Christmas Wreath Workshop at Outsider Tart Chiswick

December 2 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm GMT

Come and join a fantastic evening of Christmas fun making your own wreath in the wonderful café of Outsider Tart in Chiswick. They will be combining authentic American brownies with lush Christmas wreath-making. The will show you the ropes of making your very own Christmas wreath to brighten up your front door, whilst you indulge in brownies (and other American goodies) and a complimentary drink! The workshops are very relaxed, starting with a demonstration, after which you will be supported…

A Chiswick Christmas

December 3 @ 10:00 amDecember 5 @ 3:00 pm GMT
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Join Chiswick House this December for two long weekends of Christmas shopping and festive cheer. With artisan markets, workshops and Christmas carols. Shop local and support independent artists and makers at Duck Pond Christmas Market.  From jewellery to wooden toys, prints and sweet treats, the Market has a wide range of Christmas gifts you won’t find anywhere else. A festive open-air alternative to online shopping and the busy high street. Their very own Chiswick House Christmas Shop will also be…

Christmas Workshop – Embroidered Christmas cards

December 3 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm GMT

Take time out of your busy festive preparations to hand-stitch your own unique Christmas cards for your loved ones. A chance to get creative this Christmas in the surroundings of Chiswick House. During this one-hour session you will embroider two Christmas cards of different designs to take home at the end of the workshop. All materials provided.  Suitable for beginners and anyone from age 8+. About your workshop host You will be assisted by Yiran Duan whose creative workshops at…

Christmas Workshop – Festive Rag Wreath Making

December 4 @ 10:30 am12:00 pm GMT

Why not create your own unique, vintage inspired mini wreath out of hessian and upcycled fabrics? Come along to Chiswick House and Gardens' festive workshop and learn the traditional craft of rag rugging. Using hessian, an old-fashioned rag rugging tool and a combination of t-shirt material, old silks, ribbon and lots of other fabrics, you’ll learn how to design a wreath that you can use again and again. During the workshop they'll introduce you to the age-old technique of shaggy…

Hen Corner- Making Christmas Wreaths

December 4 @ 1:00 pm3:30 pm GMT

Using trimmings from the garden and a selection of ribbons and decorations make a Christmas Wreath at the beginning of the festive season... Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with mulled wine and mince pies, after an introduction to your time together you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden to gather additional foliage, then off to the conservatory to wind your wreaths… They will provide all the equipment to make a beautiful wreath, however, feel free…

Christmas Workshop – Beeswax Candle Making

December 4 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm GMT

An opportunity to learn how to make these beeswax candles. During the workshop you’ll learn how to make both taper and pillar candles using sheets of scented beeswax. You can then decorate the candles with hearts, flowers and stars before wrapping them in paper and raffia ready to give as presents. You’ll each be given enough materials to make a pair of taper candles and a pillar candle. No prior experience of candle making is needed. All materials are included.…

Chiswick House – Winter Notes

December 9

A multi-sensory exploration of Chiswick House Join Tasha Marks, award-winning artist and founder of AVM Curiosities, for a unique festive concert at Chiswick House & Gardens. Winter Notes is a multi-sensory exploration of Chiswick House, pairing three musicians with three bespoke fragrances – each designed to complement their performances. Using scent as a storyteller, this event will blend together music, spoken word, and historical narratives, to create a one-off experience that draws on the history of Chiswick House and the flora…

Christmas Workshop – ‘Do you want to make a snowman?’

December 18 @ 10:30 am11:30 am GMT

Join Chiswick House in this fun family workshop to make a cute little sock snow person of your own. Elaine Gordon will show you how to use simple techniques (no sewing required) to make your own individual and unique snow person to take home with you. These little characters would make a lovely gift for a family member or a keepsake to love for years to come. You’ll also have time to decorate a Christmas card featuring your snow person.…

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