Get creative this autumn at Valentines

We’ve teamed up with some fantastic new tutors to brings you a variety of creative workshops for adults over the next few months.  The inspirational setting of Valentines is the perfect place to take up a hobby and learn a new skill, and our workshops are a great place to meet new friends people with shared interests.  They also make a great gift idea – perhaps for a birthday or even anniversary – what a wonderful way to spend a special day together!

Choose from: 

Obelisk Willow Weaving
Date: Tuesday 6 October
Time: 9am-12noon
Age: Adults
Tickets: £50 per person, pre-booking essential, limited spaces.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
A fantastic opportunity to weave a plant obelisk for your garden. Our professional tutor will guide you through making your very own climbing frame for your plants which should last at least 5 years. This workshop will take place outdoors.

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Flower Basket Weaving
Date: Tuesday 6 October
Time: 1pm-5pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £50 per person
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
Weave a gorgeous willow flower basket with the guidance of our tutor Deb Hart. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill and meet friends in a fun environment.

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Rag Rugging
Date: Tuesday 13 October
Time: 10am-2pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £30 per person, includes tea and cofee, please bring a packed lunch
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
An ideal beginners course embracing the recycling and reusing of all your unwanted clothes. Maybe you will choose to make a remembrance cushion panel using your children’s old clothes? Or perhaps you will use your rag panel to make a cushion for your favourite armchair, a rug or something else, the possibilities are endless. Backing fabric and rug hook will be provided, bring along a basic sewing kit and a pair of scissors, your old clothes and a packed lunch. There will be some old fabric available but your creation will be more personal if you bring your own.

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Christmas Willow Decorations
Date: Tuesday 3 November
Time: 10am-4pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £50 per person, includes tea and coffee, please bring along a packed lunch.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
Create beautiful willow decorations for Christmas which can be hung on the tree or individually. The workshop will be for all levels and you will make at least 3 rustic decorations such as small reindeer, large stars, Christmas trees, and more, all made from Somerset willow.

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Festive Crazy Patchwork
Date: Tuesday 24 November
Time: 10am-2.30pm
Age: Adults
Tickets: £30 per person, includes tea and coffee, please bring a packed lunch.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
An introduction to patchwork with a difference! Find out how to use up all your scraps of festive cotton fabric to create an amazing piece of patchwork to get your home all ready for the seasonal celebrations. This is a hand sewn piece of work so you will need to bring along a basic sewing kit, festive fabric will be provided but if you wish to bring your own along feel free. Crazy Patchwork can be embellished so bring along any old ribbon, buttons and beads.The panel you will be creating can be used as a cushion front, place-mat or as part of a table runner. Instructions for the panel will also be provided.

Christmas Flower Arranging with David Thompson
Date: Tuesday 1 December
Time: 11am-3pm.
Age: Adults
Tickets: £30 per person, includes tea and coffee, please bring a packed lunch.
Bookings: Pre-booking essential on 020 8708 8100
Join internationally renowned floral designer David Thompson and learn how to create fabulous masterpieces out of simple flowers. David will guide you through making two festive arrangements to get your home ready for the seasonal celebrations. You will be required to purchase your own flowers (a simple bunch from the supermarket will be fine).

Spaces on each class are limited, so you will need to book early to avoid disappointment by calling 020 8708 8100.

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About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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