Monday 16th December

Music and Demonstrations held throughout the day
All included in your admission price
10:30 – 4:00pm

On our sixteenth day of Christmas at Haddon, 16th December, Ayres and Graces shall be performing a selection of music on voice and lute within the Banqueting Hall.

Joanna Allen, Printmaker and Silk Artist, will also be with us. Joanna is an artist, printmaker and designer with a degree in Painted Textiles. She makes the most lovely products using her designs such as linen and velvet cushions and dreamy silk scarves.

At Haddon, Joanna will talk you through her printing process techniques, with an introductory talk to the ‘collagraph’ process and plate making. A collagraph printing plate is made by gluing thin textured materials or applying liquid materials to a rigid surface and then ink is applied and transferred onto paper using a press. Joanna’s demonstrations will be interesting and unusual: a wonderful way to be introduced to a beautiful craft.

We are also delighted to be hosting, Rachel Evans, a basket maker and willow artist. Rachel makes making traditional willow baskets and teaches basketry. At Haddon, Rachel will be showing you how to make a willow wreath that you can re-use each year by adding new decoration. You might also like to discuss how to make a beautiful basket for your fireside logs with her.

Our restaurant shall be serving delicious festive meals and the Pop Up Gardener’s Cottage Café will be available for teas, coffee, hot chocolate and cakes!

We look forward to you joining us for this fun filled, inspiring day and hope that you will sign your name on our Christmas card to the Queen, which will be found in the Long Gallery.

For more information on each event, please click on the listings below.



A Christmas Card for the Queen
16 Dec and every day until 18 Dec
Ayres and Graces
16 Dec
Christmas at Haddon Restaurant
16 Dec and every day until 23 Dec
Joanna Allen – Collagraph Printmaking Techniques
16 Dec

Rachel Evans – Willow Artist
16 Dec, 22 Dec
Frances Burton – Herbalist
9 Dec, 10 Dec, 16 Dec, 17 Dec
Pop-up Gardener’s Cottage Café
16 Dec and every day until 23 Dec


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