Workshops

We run scheduled two different workshops:

Candle-making Introduction

Candle-making Advanced (for people who have attended the Introduction workshop)

 

CANDLE-MAKING WORKSHOP - INTRODUCTION

 

Dates

All workshops held in Marlow, Bucks

Wednesday 8th November 2017 - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Saturday 25th November 2017 – 10.00am to 1.00pm

Friday 8th December 2017 - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Thursday 14th December 2017 – 10.00am to 1.00pm 

Saturday 16th December 2017 - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Saturday 20th January 2018 – 10.00am to 1.00pm 

Saturday 24th February 2018 - 10.00am to 1.00pm

 


Understand more about the different types of candles that are sold in the UK, then learn the skills to make your own using natural soy and beeswax!  This workshop will show you how to make beautiful container, floating and rolled candles.  Choose from a variety of fragrances and dyes to personalise your very own candle range.

Party run by a “Chandler” (a professional candle-maker)
Introduction to candle-making through the ages
Overview of the different types of wax, wicks, dyes, fragrances and candles
Demonstration of 4 different candle-making techniques
Using individual melters, melt two types of wax, add dyes, fragrance oils and wicks to make four types of candle
Finish your candles off with beautiful packaging and decorations
Participants take home their own candle creations and a user guide to enable them to recreate other candles at home

Price

£55 per person, this includes all the equipment and materials plus coffee/tea/soft drinks and homemade cakes!  Gift vouchers are available.

 

 

CANDLE-MAKING WORKSHOP - ADVANCED

This half-day workshop will teach you the skills of candle-making so you can make your own, unaided, at home. In addition to using natural soy wax we introduce you to two other popular waxes: petroleum and beeswax. This is very much a hands-on course where you practice what you have learnt. At the end you take home the candles you have made plus a copy of our step-by-step candle-making book and a candle-making kit so you can make your own candles at home.

Part One

Create a “home” candle-making workshop, including the use of a double-boiler on your hob.
Following the step-by-step guide and our support you make your own pillar and container candles from soy wax. 
Calculate all the materials yourself including identifying the correct wick and calculating the quantities of wax, dyes and fragrance oils. 

Part Two

Learn about the different types of wax: their characteristics and when to use each type depending on your project and requirements.

Produce a taper candle using the traditional method of candle-dipping
Make a pillar candle using beeswax
Using different moulds, create a pillar candle with petroleum wax

Part Three 

Take home a candle-making kit to get you started with your own candle-making projects

Price

£135 per person (or 2 persons for £250) - this includes alL the equipment and materials plus coffee / tea / soft drinks and homemade cakes.  You need to have previously attended one of our Introduction candle-making workshops.

Dates

We are flexible with dates and these are individually agreed at the time of booking.