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

IN MARLOW,BUCKS

Workshops run from 10am to 1pm

Saturday 20th January 2018 - FULL 

Saturday 27th January 2018 - FULL

Saturday 24th February 2018 - 6 places

Saturday 10th March 2018 - Mother's Day (Mum and Teen Daughters) - 10 places

Saturday 17th March 2018 (Easter Workshop) - 10 places

Saturday 26th May 2018 - 10 places

Saturday 7th July 2018 - 10 places

Saturday 15th September 2018  - 10 places

more dates to follow ...

 


IN PADDINGTON, LONDON

Workshops run from 11am to 2pm

Sunday 4th February 2018 - 10 places available

Sunday 29th April 2018 - 10 places available  

more dates to follow..


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 (Marlow)

£65 per person (London)

Includes all the equipment and materials plus coffee/tea/soft drinks and homemade cakes!  

Gift vouchers are available.

 

 

ONE TO ONE - CANDLE-MAKING WORKSHOP

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

£250 per person (or 2 persons for £450) - this includes alL the equipment and materials plus coffee / tea / soft drinks and homemade cakes and lunch.  

Dates

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