An introduction to candlemaking
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About the Course
This class is designed for total beginners, or those just starting out. It is beneficial for anyone considering starting a candlemaking business.
Held on the 1st floor of our new premises, above a quaint tearoom overlooking the beautiful green in the Suffolk village of Cavendish. This course focuses on the art of Soy Wax candlemaking, but does include a brief foray into Paraffin wax.
It includes an introduction to materials, waxes/wicks/cores and containers. We cover the description of commonly used waxes, how to measure the correct quantities, perfume and their effects, wax dyes, pour temperatures and how to fix surface problems. The course will also explain the recent legislation changes and the CLP information that is required in order to sell your candles.
During the workshop, you will make and take away with you, 1 x 150g glass, 1 x 250g glass, 1 x 3 wick candle, 1 x Tablet of Wax Melts, 1 x kilner jar of soy wax tealights in a variety of fragrances and 6 x paraffin wax, botanical/christmas hangings.
If you wish to bring someone else with you on the course (spectator), this isn't a problem, but please advise at the time of booking, (an additional cost will be made for lunch). I tend to have a maximum of 4 students, but can accommodate up to 8 for any special events (Hen Parties, etc.)
PLEASE NOTE, a deposit of £25.00 will be requested at the time of booking, with FULL PAYMENT to be made NO LATER THAN 7 days before the workshop. If for some reason you need to cancel, but re-arrange for a later date, this isn't a problem as long as 48 hours notice is given. Weekends are available throughout the year, but are priced at £100.00. Please E Mail me if you wish to have a weekend workshop.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are included within the course, as is a light homemade lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits.
Fantastic course. Great instruction, super products to take home with you and even if you are not crafty or artistic, like me, then you will still make lovely things and have a great fun day. Lovely lunch too.
Aileen - - #16992
We had a lovely day with Jo in Cavendish, this is a great course for both creative people and the more creatively challenged and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Lunch was super tasty and we left with full tummies and full arms after making a lovely selection of candles and melts in the most delightful fragrances.
Karen - - #16961
Thanks Jo for a brilliant day. The course was so much fun and incredibly informative. Jo’s beautiful studio overlooking The Green in Cavendish is the perfect place to be schooled in all aspects of candlemaking. At the end of the workshop I came away with a bag full of my fragrant creations and as if that wasn’t awesome enough I now have the knowledge and confidence to be able to make candles at home anytime I wish. I would wholeheartedly recommend this workshop, I had a splendid day.
Mary Birkby - - #16703
Just spent the most wonderful day with Jo making a variety of the best candles ever. They are more than on par with the very expensive best known candles!
Jo is not only a really warm, lovely, delightful person but her knowledge and willingness to share is truly amazing. I was so looking forward to the day and it excelled in every way. I knew nothing about candlemaking at all but having met Jo and buying her candles at Clare craft show l was so impressed with the high quality and standard that l just had to have a try myself. I can honestly say its THE best workshop I've ever been on. I wish you continuing success Jo in your amazing business and happy house hunting.
Irene Barnett - - #16524
Had a brilliant day today with Jo. The course was everything and more than could be wished for! We enjoyed every moment, learnt so much, whilst having fun! Jo is fantastic...and I’d advise anyone to go to her workshops...you won’t be disappointed!
Su Mose - - #16490
I attended the workshop on Saturday & it exceeded my expectations; it was very informative in a relaxed friendly way. It was a fantastic enjoyable way to spend a few hours & make some lovely products. Jo made me feel welcome & no question was considered to be too stupid! I would really recommend this course & the lunch provided by the tea-shop downstairs was lovely - accommodating to my unfortunate dietary requirements. Thanks Jo for a fab day. :-)
Helen Williams - - #16470
A wonderful way to spend a Saturday. Really enjoyed today’s candle making course and would recommend this to anybody😄👍🏻 Jo is a lovely, warm and welcoming lady who is always willing to answer any questions.
Lisa Barnes - - #16427
I have just got home after an amazing day with Jo. I can’t stop smelling my candles , they smell so good. Jo was so helpful with everything. I have a disability and Jo went out of her way to help. Even walked out to the car with me when it was hammering down with rain and carry my candles for me. Jo’s knowledge is excellent even thou I make wax melts I learnt so much and had so much fun. The day went so fast. Highly recommend this course 11 out 10 . Even had a lovely lunch well worth the hour and twenty minutes drive . Can’t wait to make more candles now. Thank you 😊
Elizabeth Farrington - - #16322
Response from The White Candle Company:Thank you for this lovely review Elizabeth. It was great to meet you and interesting to learn a bit about what you do too. I'm searching that "Mulled Wine" as we speak! Take care and keep in touch. Good luck with everything. x
My mum and I had a wonderful day candle making with Jo. She was so knowledgeable and helpful. I loved that we made different types of candles and using left over wax on tea lights was a genius way of maximising our money. You don’t need to make any notes because Jo has it all covered in a handout. Lovely lunch downstairs too. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone. It’s great value for money and you come away with so many goodies. I have made lots of candles at home but none have smelt as nice as the ones I made on this workshop. I am super proud of my creations 😊
Michelle Freeman - - #15998
Seldom have I seen such glowing reviews as Jo has received here and I am delighted to add one more! I spent a joyful day learning all I needed to know about candle making and came away with a gorgeous bundle of my own creations. The class was small, relaxed and fun. Jo’s knowledge is vast and so generously shared. Lunch in the tea room was beautifully presented and delicious. Thoroughly recommended!
Alexandra Green - - #15951
Jo knows her stuff inside out and is extremely generous with her knowledge, covering everything you could possibly want to know about candle making - and her warm and fun personality makes it all the better! The lunch was delicious and the day was excellent value considering the amount of lovely items you make and take home. I would highly recommend this course.
Alison Chilvers - - #15950
The course was so much better than I could have anticipated. To come away with not just a hobbie as originally planned but the idea of setting up a business for such a small price was amazing. Great value for money, fantastic tutor and candles to take home. Would highly recommend Jo to anyone thinking of signing up. Thank you Jo for a wonderful experience
Louise walkington - - #15872
I was blessed that I was given a voucher as a Christmas present and was able to book my day with Jo when it was suitable for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my day making candles under Jo's supervision, the class was small so there was a very relaxed atmosphere and the lunch was excellent and I will be visiting again. I would recommend this course 10/10
Evelyn Brown - - #15853
What a truly fantastic day! I highly recommend attending this workshop. Its fun, informative, interesting and above all very enjoyable. Jo is not only a wonderful person, she builds rapport quickly and puts you at your ease before imparting a wealth of knowledge borne from her own experiences. You will come away armed with a bag full of your own beautiful homemade candles, a reference sheet full of useful information and a head full of ideas.
I also purchased a bag full of gifts for special occasions plus a treat to help remember a fun packed day. Thank you Jo and have a super time at the markets selling your beloved Christmas candles! Am sure you will sell out fast!
Ginette - - #15779
Response from The White Candle Company:Thank you so much Ginette. It was really lovely to meet you - what a great "first class" I had with the 3 of you. I hope you don't mind, but I've put a copy of this on IG, about time we all celebrated positive things I feel! Take care and best wishes for the future. xx
I highly recommend this class, it was a 5***** experience! Jo is a great teacher, she's friendly and fun, and makes everyone feel welcome and relaxed. Jo is very generous with sharing her knowledge and tips-and-tricks of the trade, so whether you're interested in starting your own candle business or just doing it for your own personal use, you will come away with lots of information to get started. You will also come away with a bag full of goodies that you make in the class - 3 x glass container candles, tea lights, wax melts and hanging decorations - plus helpful handouts to refer to when you get back home. Brilliant day, thanks Jo!
Victoria - - #15721
Response from The White Candle Company:Thank you so much Victoria. That was a lovely review and I look forward to seeing your candlemaking ventures in the near future. I hope you don't mind, but I've put a copy of this on IG. Take care and please do let me know how you get on. xx
Well where to start, I thought it would be so difficult to make candles, but from the start you made me comfortable & confidante in the process & safety of candle making.
It was such an enjoyable course it was a shame to end, you covered so much in the time allocated from wax melts to 3 wick candles, decoratios, fragrances that were so amazing & so many to choose from, even more so what we made we took home. Brilliant.
So all I can say is anyone thinking of doing your course don't hesitate.
Good luck for the future & thank you again for a awesome day, would love to do another course & will recommend you.
Janet Harris - - #15503
Response from The White Candle Company:Hi Jan, oooh, I've only just seen this. Thank you for such a lovely review and I'm so glad you had fun. Hope you've managed to light your candles and have started to enjoy them. Do remember to pop by if you're ever passing!
Thank you Jo for the most fantastic day. Right from the very start you were so patient and welcoming and fun. I loved choosing the scents and all the mixing and blending and came way with a dazzling array of candles large and small, pretty wax melts and delicious-smelling tea lights. My house smells absolutely wonderful and I am feeling very proud of my handiwork. I know where to come for my Christmas gifts, and to learn some more. One again, many thanks, Janet xxx
Janet Holdsworth - - #15443
Five Star Course and fun day. I cannot recommend highly enough Jo's course. Jo is friendly, informative and an exceptional host. She shared her knowledge willingly and thoroughly, explaining the background and reasons clearly for the activities we were doing. The resources available from types of wax to containers/moulds and fragrances was superb. I came away confident of trying this craft on my own.
BUT most of all it was a fun day with laughter in a relaxed atmosphere.
Debbie Stevens - - #15407
Response from The White Candle Company:Thank you Debbie, so glad you had a good time. Do keep in touch and let me see any pics of anything you decide to make! Take care xx
My best friend is gettting married soon and as her maid of honour the duty of planning her hen party rested on my shoulders. I found this candle making course and contacted Jo to see if she would be willing to acommodate a large group of us (9 in total). To my delight Jo agreed to us taking her course and I'm so glad she did! From the moment we met Jo she was the best hostess you could ask for. Nothing was too much trouble, we were made to feel encredibly welcome and the course itself was just perfect! We were allowed to choose from a very wide veriety of scents and everything you made you take home with you! Drinks were always being offered and lunch was amazing! When it got down to learning everything we needed to know the fun didnt stop. Jo joined in with us in such a wonderful way it made it seem like she was apart of our group for the day! Her knowledge of all things candle is amazing and I couldnt ask for someone better to teach us! We enjoyed it all so much there is talk of us going again in future!
Suzanne - - #15334
Response from The White Candle Company:Thank you so much for your really lovely review! I had a great day too, such a lovely group of people, I couldn't have asked for more!
Thank you xx
Absolutely amazing course!
Jo was an amazing teacher/host. We had my hen party at Jo's own home. A first for Jo of such a big group (9 in total, courses are normally 4-6). Which I must add was absolutely gorgeous!!
Jo was so welcoming, bubbly, helpful, attentive, warm and friendly. Nothing was too much of a problem. The teas and coffees were continuously flowing, also provided with water, flavoured water and nibbles.
The course its self was fun but very informative. We all left knowing there was a lot more to candles than we thought!
There was so many beautiful scents to choose from! The products you made you took home. Which was amazing as there was so much and very good quality.
Lunch was an amazing spread. Including a gorgeous cake Jo had gotten made for us.
I couldn't sum up this course with enough amazing words. It truly was an amazing experience and day. We are already planning to come back soon as we loved it that much! Highly recommended without a doubt!
Thanks so much Jo we all absolutely loved the course and you too!
Toni Goodyear - - #15333
Response from The White Candle Company:Thank you for your lovely review! It was a great day, with lots of fun and laughter - and I'm grateful I was part of it! Wishing Toni a fabulous day and I'm sure you'll be a great Maid of Honour. xx
Myself and my boyfriend spent a lovely afternoon with Jo. Being complete novices, Jo guided us through the candle making process. We came away with a selection of gorgeous smelling candles, melts and hangings. It was great fun - Mick decided he was going to mix up the scents and surprisingly they smelt fantastic. Jo also treated to a lovely lunch and copious amounts of tea and donuts too! We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend.
Sharon - - #14780
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! What a wonderful way to spend a day, Jo's workshop was amazing.... her products and knowledge are second to none. The whole experience was relaxed and an utter delight.... I left with a huge stash of candles that i had made under Jo's guidance that look and smell fantastic. I'm hooked on candle making now and would jump at the chance to attend any other workshops the white candle company hold in the future. Thank you Jo xxx
Laura Dunn - - #14753
This was an excellent course! Jo is a wonderful teacher with a real infectious passion for her craft. Jo taught us that there is a lot more to candle making than sticking a bit of string in a blob of wax; this is more akin to chemistry and is highly involved. Did you know that that is more than one type and size of wick?!?! I can highly recommend this course, it was really good fun.
Chris - - #14567
Myself and my husband spent a lovely time with Jo. As complete novices, Jo very patiently guided us through the candle making process and we came away with a selection of gorgeous smelling candles, melts, tealights and hangings. It was so hard to choose from the selection available, but I went with rock salt and driftwood , jasmine and honeysuckle and, my favourite, sweet orange and chili pepper, while my melts were green tea and lemon grass. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend.
Charlotte - - #14566
A wonderful experience in a beautiful venue! Jo is so welcoming and friendly and I had great fun and came away delighted with my haul of gorgeous candles, melts and decorations. I met two lovely co-students too so that the whole event was perfect as it was like being with friends while learning something fun and maybe even commercial - who knows? I highly recommend this course.
Hazel - - #14174
I had a great day with Jo learning all the tips and tricks of the trade. I wanted to learn how to make candles so I could enjoy them at home. In the past, I had bought many different candles in beautiful bowls/glasses and wanted to learn how to refill them. My daughter and I had a great day and we both went home with lovely candles. Thank you Jo!
Gillian - - #14090
We had a fantastic day with Jo, candle making extraordinaire! Our aim was to learn how to make candles for our jellewery business, we had tried learn on our own but couldn't get it. A day with Jo helped us iron out all of our questions and gain a huge array of knowledge. The course is great for people who want to learn for themselves or for a business. The best part is you get to take home a huge array of candles and goodies.
Tiffany - - #14089
Fabulous afternoon spent in Jo's beautiful home.
We were made to feel very welcome and received so much interesting information.
Thank you Jo x
Victoria Makepeace - - #13894
Great day spent with Jo learning the art of candlemaking. She was very warm, welcoming and full of knowledge. Would throughly recommend this workshop A+
Kerry McLellan - - #13810
I had a 1-2-1 Workshop with Jo last week and it was the best Workshop I’ve ever attended (and I’ve done a few!)
I made a large selection of candles, tealights, melts and Christmas hanging decorations. I was also able to choose a different fragrance for everything I made, so got to try fragrances I wouldn’t normally see in a shop.
Jo is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and provided answers to all of my questions and I know she will happily help in the future.
If you want an enjoyable treat for yourself or with some friends, you really couldn’t ask for a nicer day - even if all you want out of it is some beautiful smelling candles. Or, you can come away with knowledge to start a business (it purely depends what you are wanting from the experience).
I cannot wait until I start practicing my new skills 😊
Thank you so much Jo xx
Marie Oliphant - - #13805
A really wonderful day in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Jo made me feel very welcome and pitched the course at just the right level. It was thoroughly enjoyable but very informative. I came away with the confidence to start making candles for myself or gifts but also with the information should I wish to start doing this as a business.
Came away with a gorgeous selection of goodies so all in all really good value for money as well as a lovely day.
Karen Grant - - #13475
Jo has an amazing warm and welcoming style. Not only does she make people feel very comfortable in trying new things but her expertise in candle making, with her practical tips, is excellent. I felt confident that I could go away and make my own but we did come away with lots of goodies.
Jo kept us fed and watered throughout the session and her home was idyllic. Surprised she managed to get rid of us!
Gail - - #13401
Booked for a girlie weekend and had a fab time. Jo welcomed us into her beautiful home and we had a great few hours playing at 'making candles', with lunch included (lovely soup - Jo).
And if that wasnt enough, we visited the local Farmers' Market in Lavenham the following day and bought some more candles from her. Great market, great producers - great recommendation Jo.
When are we all going on holiday together?!!!!!
Barbara Millar - - #13264
Have recently been lucky enough to attend a candle making course with Jo and 2 girlfriends of mine - we had such a lovely time - Jo was immediately so warm, welcoming and friendly - we felt we had known her for years. Candle making is very therapeutic, room is full of beautiful smells and while we ate Jo's home made soup you can look out over her garden and into the fields to watch the beautiful highland cattle in the next field - wonderful day. I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
Karen Steel - - #13255
What a brilliant day! I wanted a day for me, after having my son and this totally beat any kind of pamper day! I had great fun while learning something new! Jo is a great teacher and immediately makes you feel at ease and comfortable. I was really impressed with the amount of stuff we brought away from the course and getting to smell all the fragrances was a real treat!
Hayley - - #13203
My Mum and I had a brilliant day with Jo. We immediately felt welcomed and relaxed as Jo is so friendly, and we learnt so much! We came away having made an amazing set of candles, and we feel inspired to give it a go at home ourselves since Jo was such a good teacher. Thank you so much for our experience!
Clare - - #13187
I decided to do something totally different to my career, Jo was very welcoming, her knowledge in candle making is exceptional, she is a truly wonderful tutor and an expert in her field, I am more than happy to recommend Jo's course to the novice. Well done Jo..and thank you for a lovely lunch.
Hope to see you in the future.
Glenda - - #13175
What a fabulous way to spend a morning, with a fabulous teacher, beautiful location and great company. All finished off with a delicious lunch. Thank you Jo for a very informative and inspiring workshop this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to get home and try making some candles for my friends.
Catherine - - #13142
A lovely day- highly achievable goals and beautiful things to take home, making this course excellent value for money- I must have come home with getting on for £40 worth of candles. Topped off with a simple, tasty lunch. Highly recommend.
Tracy WB - - #13032
Where do I start. I have had an amazing day making candles, plus a goody bag of candles that I made.
When you see or hear the word “course” you imagine a classroom setting.
This could not be further from the truth.
Jo welcomes you into her home (which is fab, oh and that view) and immediately you feel at ease.
Along with her home she is welcoming, friendly and chatty.The environment is laid back and relaxed.
Jo shares her wealth of knowledge with you and gives you information on products you will need and where to get them.
I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to make their own candles.
Thanks Jo for a fab day.
Deborah McEwen davies - - #13027
Wow! What a day.......fantastic. I felt totally at ease in Jo’s home and was made to feel very welcome. Jo was a fantastic teacher who certainly didn’t mind being asked lots of questions. I achieved so much in such a short space of time and all my candles were professionally wrapped to take home. Would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in candles! Thankyou Jo
Karen Luke - - #13021
This was a brilliant day. Jo was very relaxed and made me feel at ease and able to ask questions as and when required. The amount of things we made and were able to bring home was amazing and I am looking forward to burning my candles
Emma Davidson - - #12743
What a treat to be able to make candles in such a lovely environment.Jo is friendly informative and very helpful.You get a chance to select differing fragrances which is a real treat.The time whizzes by in a flash and would heartily recommend .You come away with a lovely bag of goodies which you have made and a smile on your face.
Karen Hunn - - #12699
A fantastic informative and fun day. Jo was fab, really friendly and helpful.
We made a selection of different size candles in 5 different fragrances and were both amazed at the amount we got to take home with us! I would highly recommend.
Louise Rayner - - #12494
If you're wanting to master a hobby, start your own business or even just attend for fun, I can’t recommend this candle course enough. Jo the tutor is absolutely fantastic. Not only is she talented and an excellent teacher, she is patient, understanding, caring and flexible to your needs, and will ensure you have a brilliant day and leave excited to practice your new skill.
If candles are your passion, Honestly book this course, you’ll love it! : )
Lauren - - #12476
A home from home – beautiful house and surroundings, warm atmosphere and at complete ease. I had the most wonderful day and came away fully ecstatic. I managed to grab my husband’s attention with everything I made and the things I learnt as soon as he came through the door after work.
I’m profoundly deaf but Jo was brilliant in making sure that I understood everything throughout the whole course and she made me feel comfortable to ask any questions that I was unsure of.
What was lovely was the fact that she asked me to stay in touch, and that she would be there to answer any questions if needed.
I would recommend this course to anyone and would gladly do it all over again.
Thanks Jo for a fabulous day. I’ll be in touch!
Catherine Cooper - - #12375
Really lovely day with Jo, we learnt so much! Jo is so helpful, and i have been really pleased with the candles i’ve made since too.
Lucy - - #12235
I would highly recommend Jo and her candle making course. Myself and a work friend had been chatting for a while about our interest in finding out about candle making and Jo's course was exactly what we were looking for in terms of contemporary Candles that incorporate different essences, we even got to make wax melts, tea lights and wax scented pieces to hang around the home.
Jo was lovely, friendly and willing to answer questions. The setting in her barn was inviting and relaxing with stunning views over the countryside (even a nice greasy spoon cafe just down the road to grab breakfast and tea, as we got there a little too early).
Considering I travelled from Basingstoke and my friend from Woking (the other side of London), it was well worth the money and we got to take home lots of lovely wax goodies that we had made. Perfect for Christmas gifts and certainly gave me lots of ideas for favours for my wedding this year. Highly recommend.
Sophie Conde - - #12214
We had a truly great day with Jo and came away with some fabulous candles and tree decorations. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome along with a delicious bowl of soup, made for an unforgettable day. Thank you Jo!
Claire - - #12045
I booked this course as an introduction to candle making, having considered setting up my own business. The course was perfect! Jo was very generous Sharing her expertise and tips including suppliers, legal requirements and of course, the art of candle making. The day was very enjoyable, a beautiful venue, and myself and my fellow course attendees were made to feel very welcome and at home. It felt as though I were spending a fun day with friends. The candles we made were beautiful, and I left feeling enthused and keen to make more. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this course, whether it be for fun and to learn a new skill, or to help with the finer points relating to the making of candles to sell. Gill
Gill Edwards - - #11712
A fabulous course in a tranquil rural setting. Jo is an inspirational and knowledgable teacher who generously shares her expert knowledge with her students in her beautiful barn home. Jo significantly limits the number of students on her courses, to enable her to give each one personal attention. I had a fun, productive and very enjoyable day in a good-natured and relaxed atmosphere. I learnt a huge amount about candles, melts and hanging wax Christmas decorations, which I shall put to good use to make gifts for friends and family. A delicious home-made soup for lunch - the break allowing time for our candles to set. The finishing touches with the wrapping of our products to take home, really was the icing on the cake. A wonderful experience. Highly recommended.
Debs Steele - - #11542
I absolutely recommend this wonderful day with Jo in her beautiful home. Having researched a number of candle making courses I decided to travel from London to attend this course as it appeared to offer the best all round tuition and value for money. I was so glad that I made the trip, it was nothing short of an amazing day. Jo is exceptionally experienced and was really generous both with the products she taught us to make and her wealth of knowledge. We made so many products with different sized candles and waxes and the Christmas tree decorations was an added bonus that I hadn't considered making before. It was a fabulous experience not only to learn a new skill but living in a city it was so refreshing to get out into the countryside and enjoy Jo's beautiful barn far away from the crowds. I loved that this was a truly personal experience, there were only three of us on the course as Jo likes to focus on small numbers to ensure all of her attendees receive a lot of personal attention. I really enjoyed Jo's company along with the two other overly ladies on the course. I came away thoroughly inspired, so much so that ordered the products to make my own and had a go yesterday. I haven't lit any yet to allow them to cure but they look a,axing. I have lit some of the tea lights I made with Jo and they smell wonderful. Don't hesitate to book on this course if you want a fantastic experience and to genuinely learn from an expert. Many thanks Jo!
Andrea - - #11448
Such a wonderful workshop!
I thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful day learning to make candles with Jo. I was a total novice and Jo makes everything so easy to understand and lots of fun.
I'm still amazed at how gorgeous the candles I made are - beautiful, and they smell divine!
I would give this the highest possible recommendation - if you've ever wanted to give candle making a try, this is the place to go. It's excellent value for money.
I also came away with lots of printed information, from step-by-step guides to recommended stockists of candle-making supplies, which means I can try making more candles at home with confidence.
In addition to all that, Jo provides a lovely lunch, looking out towards the fields from her beautiful kitchen.
Book in for a class - there's absolutely no reason not to!
Bryony Wells - - #11359
Had a wonderful day with Jo @ The White Candle Company. Very informative and fun day !Jo made a gorgeous lunch for us we had a lovely time. Had loads of handmade candles to take home and use. Would highly recommend.
sue - - #10758
I walked into this class knowing nothing at all about candle making and went home with a bag of "amazing" looking/smelling candles and goodies :-) Jo is such a brilliant teacher and you can tell she is so passionate about her candles.
I bought this class as a gift for a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. What a beautiful setting and the lunch was a very nice touch too. Would not hesitate at all in recommending this course. Thank you so much Jo x
Georgie - - #10715
What a fantastic time I had at Jo’s candle making workshop. Came away with so much information and made some gorgeous smelling candles.
Claire Wilson - - #10705
I have just returned from a fabulous day learning how to make candles with Jo. I could not recommend this course enough, from the setting to the actual course and lunch it was all wonderful. I really was experiencing a cottage industry craft. I enjoyed the day with my best friend & it took us an hour to travel there but was well worth the journey. You will not be disappointed if you book this class. Thanks again Jo x
Louise Townley - - #10583
Booked as a pick-me-up for myself and my two friends and it did exactly that.
Lots of fun and laughter, as well as coming home with a bag full of beautiful handmade candles.
A wide selection of fragrances, certainly found something each of us liked and I feel more than able to go ahead and make these on my own now.
A very welcoming and beautiful home, and Jo made the lesson immensely enjoyable.
I'd 100% recommend this course.
Sheila - - #10572
Quite simply a high quality course, instructor and candles. They keep the frangrance exceptionally well and look stunning. Will be coming back.
Gayle - - #10408
This was a brilliant course! Jo is engaging, fun and knowledgeable and taught us so much about candle making - I can really see how this course would help you start your own business.
For me is was a wonderful day, a great way to make gifts for loved ones and the many candles I have made are making my home smell wonderful.
I would absolutely recommend this course for fun, a gift (as it was for me) or starting your own candle making business.
Sonia Gill - - #10375
My sister and I had such a gorgeous time making candles with Jo last weekend - the setting was beautiful and Jo is so knowledgable and very happy to share everything she knows about all things candles. We came away with a big bag of divine smelling candles and feeling very pleased with ourselves. I can't wait to get on with making my own candles for presents for this Christmas!
Sim - - #10362
Brilliant course. Jo was friendly, knowledgable and very open about the candle making industry. I learn a lot and had great fun at the same time. Location was stunning. Huge choice of scents to use and Jo is happy to answer questions after the course. Useful for me as I am making some to sell over Christmas. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in making candles for fun or thinking about starting a business.
Katy - - #10358
What a great course! Very friendly, informative and enjoyable! Can't recommend Jo and her course enough!
Katie - - #10250
A thoroughly enjoyable and instructive experience with many more excellent finished products than I had imagined. Very pleasant to have the personal attention in such a restful atmosphere. I highly recommend this interesting course.
Liz Warham - - #10084
Jo is a lovely instructor who provided an informative session. This was a great learning experience for us beginners to understand the basics of candle making. We made and took home a range of candles and other item which smell fabulous.
Thank you Jo for a friendly really enjoyable experience.
Linda - - #9991
We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Jo's beautiful house making a range of candles and trying out new and different scents for each one. I learned a lot about the types of candles and how I could try the same techniques at home, and Jo was just a pleasure to work alongside all day. She sets up her space beautifully for this bespoke and personal (two person only) day, making the whole day relaxing, fun and thoroughly rewarding!
Claire Truscott - - #9696
My sister and I attended The White Candle Company's candle making course and thoroughly recommend it. We learnt a lot, made beautiful candles and other wax products to take home and just had such a nice day. Jo ran everything with ease and had the perfect balance between guiding you and letting you do it yourself and make your own decisions on options. Thank you so much Jo!
Lucy K - - #9669
I had a wonderful time learning how to make candles with Jo in her gorgeous home, I couldn't have hoped for a better day!
Jo was lovely and made me feel welcome from the moment I walked through the door. She is very knowledgeable and provided handy notes, info and tips on all things to do with candle making.
I came home with a bag full of lovely scented candles and still can't quite believe I made them!!
Jo provided a very tasty lunch and offered me numerous cups of tea through out the day.
I cannot recommend this course highly enough.
THANK YOU JO !!
Sue McCallum - - #9483
Had a lovely day on the candle-making course with Jo - perfect setting & welcoming host, who answered any questions put to her. Made lots of candles in the time there, which look & smell lovely. Plenty of hints & tips given. And despite concentrating on learning, I found the session very therapeutic! Definitely recommended. Thanks Jo xx
Tara - - #9297
I had an amazing day yesterday with Jo learning loads of new information about all aspects of candle making.
The setting of Jo's beautiful home just makes the day better even more perfect.
I came away with a bag full of goodies and still cannot believe that I made them!
I would definitely recommend this day to anyone, brilliant from start to finish! Xx
Heather Capitain - - #9268
A really informative short course for beginners in a lovely environment conducive with learning. A fantastic and informative host who could not have been more welcoming. I walked away with a bag full of my own creations and felt so proud of what I'd achieved. I have no hesitation recommending this course no matter what it is you aspire to do, fun or business and excellent value for money. Thank you!
Taylor - - #9223
Such a lovely day spent with Jo and another super lady at Jo's beautiful house.
I'd always wanted to learn how to make candles the right way & Jo not only taught us the ins and outs of how to make candles and other beautiful little items but gave us some brilliant contacts so we could go away and start making candles at home.
I came home with having made a selection of candles having met lovely people. Absolutely worth the money and would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn candle making for their own venture or just to learn a new skill and have a fab day xx
Abi Clarke - - #8982
Jo gave us such a warm welcome to her idyllic home with a delicious latte. Jo was very informative and easy to talk to, we asked many questions which Jo was more than happy to answer. It was so nice to be taught on a one to one basis. We came away with so many lovely candles and were inspired to create more at home. Extremely good value for money and included a yummy homemade soup. We would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to try candle making.
Maria & Sarah - - #8897
We had a wonderful day on Jo's course. The course was held in Jo's house which is a beautiful house in a lovely setting. Jo's is very friendly and very easy to get on with, learnt loads on this course and some great tips and made some fantastic candles. Lunch was provided we had home made soup which was delicious, Would definitely recommend this course it's a great day out.
Sasha - - #8865
Oh what a lovely day! Jo couldn't have been more helpful or organised. We took home loads of candles and explored lots of different techniques. Tea and biccies was included, together with a lovely lunch in Jo's beautiful home. Excellent value for money. We were also given a list of suppliers and instructions so we can make our own candles at a later date. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this course; whether you are looking to learn a new hobby, start you own business, or like me, just looking for a lovely day out with a friend.
Sandy Miles (& Jenny Dartnell) - - #8830
I absolutely love my day learning with Jo. Lovely environment to learn in and Jo was very thorough. I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn candle making.
Stacia Lingard - - #8772
Jo is extremely friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The day was lots of fun and I got exactly what I had hoped out of it. Lots of candle making but also lots of information about regulations etc and hand outs to bring away with supplier details etc. Lovely hostess and lovely day in Jo's lovely home!
10 out of 10 - with wholeheartedly recommend!
Linda Dolan - - #8678
Thank you Jo for a brilliant day! I really enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it to anyone. Definitely learnt a lot! X
Rose Jefford - - #8567
A great course, I was a candle making beginner and Jo's instruction was information and fun, lots of hands on experience and you get to make a good variety of candles that you get to take home. A really relaxed environment, Jo looked after us from start to finish and it perfect with just 2 of us attending. Thanks so much!
Heidi Ellender - - #8565
This course was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. All aspects of the process were fully explained to us as we progressed. There were choices to make so that that candles we took home with us were really our own creations!
Jean Adams - - #8415
I had a beautiful time on this course very relaxing great tutor looking forward to other courses you will run worth every penny highly recommend !
Olia - - #8400
This course was fantastic, relaxed atmosphere in the most beautiful surroundings, excellent tutor, clear and precise with on how to! I had lots of fun making the candles with plenty to take home highly recommended.
Marika Wooding - - #8383
I had a super day with Jo at the candle making course yesterday. Jo was lovely, funny, very accommodating and full of information. The course is held in her stunning home in lovely surroundings.
We made a variety of different candles and melts and came back with so many lovely products. This is an excellent course which went beyond my expectations. I would recommend this course to anyone, and would love to attend again myself. Thank you Jo!
Chris - - #8257
Made to feel very welcome and at home. The course was brilliant adding perfumes to such lovely candles makes them ideal presents or keepsakes. Jo knows what she is talking about and her instruction was first class. The whole environment was beautiful, the kitchen and the views adding to the experience. I have had several experience days from chocolate tasting to segway and this was by far the best. Well done Jo I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone.
Joyce Vaughan - - #8193
A Fabulous time spent in Joes gorgeous barn creating amazing personalised scented candles . Great tuition and inspirational ideas in beautiful containers and packaging , all ready to take home and enjoy. All topped off with a yummy lunch. Highly recommended . Thank you Jo for a lovely day just what was needed.
Victoria and Gwinnie - - #8186
Excellent day from start to finish in a beautiful home and tasty home made lunch. Learnt so much that I came away and immediately brought some supplies so I can start a new hobby. Thank you so much Jo, I will be back! Xx
Kim - - #8092
What a fantastic day out. Informative and fun with a lovely homemade lunch. Came home with lots of lovely candles. Jo was very welcoming in her beautiful home. Would highly recommend.
Suzanne collis - - #8072
I attended one of the recent beginners courses run by Jo, and with her guidance and encouragement came away with lots of wonderful smelling candles. With the knowledge gained I am now looking forward to making them for myself. I would recommend anyone thinking of trying this craft to attend one of Jo's courses - I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy your day and come away inspired !
Mike - - #8070
A most enjoyable day from start to finish. I came home with lots of goodies and full of enthusiasm.
Would well recommend for a treat for anyone. Thank you Jo .
Lynette Bearman - - #7906
Jo is absolutely amazing and inspirational. A complete beginner to candle making but Jo taught me with ease. I attended a lesson with a view of candle making for both a hobby and to start a business, and I'm so excited to get started thank you to Jo. 100% recommendation!
Christina Fahy - - #7900
An absolute beginner, so enjoyed the fact that it was hands on-learnt masses about wax, scents, how they work and so on. Delighted with the results which we took home.
Simple lunch in a lovely home
I too would highly recommend this course
Rani Pert - - #7696
One word. Wow! This course was just perfect for me, a complete beginner, and was held in a very relaxed environment in Jo's beautiful home (with a gorgeous lunch included).
The practical lessons were great fun using different types of wax to make a range of scented candles and melts. I left feeling ready to start making my own candles and with a big bag of all the goodies we made during the day. I highly recommend this course. You will enjoy every minute!
Sharyn - - #7635
Had a great day on this course, not only informative and full of great tips but really good fun and came away with so many lovely goodies! Jo gives you confidence that you can do it and really helps with any queries and all in her beautiful home with a delicious lunch included. I highly recommend this course.
Michelle - - #7627
Could there be any better place to learn about candlemaking than in the luxury of Jo's home, a beautiful converted barn in Suffolk, which overlooks a field of intriguing Highland cattle (which are mirrored in some the internal decorations in her home). Always a genuine very warm welcome received here for everyone and our day began with a cup of wonderful latte as Jo explained what we would be doing today. All the equipment is provided and Jo takes care that we understand each step of the process. Being very biased here, the candles are far superior to anything you can buy and being able to make them ourselves was truly a magical experience. The goodie bag we took home was wonderful with a kilner jar full of nightlights, 3 different sizes of candles, plus ones for the burner and some lovely heart shape wax decorations filled with a variety of dried flowers, fruits and seeds. Although we learnt a great deal, we also had a laughter filled day which included some wonderful home made vegetable soup with fresh crusty bread and butter.
With the sun setting brilliant red on the hazy horizon as we left, the aromas of the various oils we used perfumed my car all the way home and are now filling various rooms in my house.
I would highly recommend Jo and her classes in her truly wonderful home and it it can't fail to entice you into making your own.
Enid Richards - - #7434
Really had an excellent day. Jo was lovely, her house amazing and the candle making experience has really given me the bug to carry on learning. Such good value I brought away so many lovely candles etc, which I made myself. I have been a Yankee candle addict for quite a while, but the fragrance from the ones I made with Jo are just lovely. Thank you again Jo for a truly lovely experience. Highly recommend
Vanessa - - #7292
I attended Jo's candle making course as a bit of fun with a friend. I enjoyed the whole experience, Jo's house is amazing and a very relaxing environment to learn a new skill, and her hospitality is outstanding.
Jo is certainly very knowledgeable and made the process very straight forward, more so than I initially thought before attending.
The course is value for money as you not only come away learning how to make candles but with a bag full of goodies which you have made yourself.
I would 100% recommend Jo's workshop to anyone who is thinking of a new hobby or business.
Christine Taylor - - #7290
I attended Jo's candle making day on 10/01/17. It was a great way to start the year!
Jo lives in a beautiful home set in the countryside, overlooking a field of highland cows.
I explained my goal of setting up my own candle business and Jo was extremely supportive and the course materials included lots of useful information and lists of suppliers etc.
The day was very well structured and I went home with a variety of scented candles.
I highly recommend Jo's course to anyone who wants a fun day out or is looking to set up a business of their own.
Excellent value for money and lunch was lovely. Great Experience!
Juliet Luffman - - #7229
Jo was very knowledgeable and went through a number of different techniques. She explains in a way that makes it easy to remember and gives you a sheet to take away. She suggests good places to get materials from and the benefits of each, she also offers to help via email after the course has finished.
Jo has a huge range of scents to add to the candles and lovely decorative things to add too. For your money you get lunch and a lot of materials too to take away, so it is very good value. Jo's house is lovely and the day would make a lovely gift for anyone. I had never made a candle before and now I am confident that I could. Jo also went through a few common problems and ways to solve them. Thoroughly recommend.
Belle - - #7218
Just got back from a day course at the White Candle Company ....Jo was so welcoming and friendly.
No need to take a paper and pen as Jo not only instructed and demonstrated everything she had also written helpful instruction to take away with you.
I came away with lots of lovely goodies and a good knowledge of candle making so that I will be able to make candles confidently at home.
Really enjoyable day (with a lovely hearty lunch).
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Louci from Essex - - #6496
I attended this course with Jo on Wednesday. It was an amazing day, very relaxed, wonderful setting and I learnt all the skills necessary to make candles at home. I would certainly recommend the course and came home with lots of candles and melts I had made during the day.
sue - - #6172
Ive just been lucky enough to attend Jo's course. I achieved everything the course promised plus lots of tips and business information too. What a lovely lady, it was such a stress-free fun day. I still can't believe what beautiful scented candles i made. Jo is so talented - a domestic candle goddess of her beautiful kitchen. Recommend Jo's course with no hestitation.
Trudie McClatchie - - #6151
A lovely and interesting day . Jo is such a delight to be with . Her knowledge of the craft made the day really interesting . The setting, location and attention to detail made is a fantastic experience . I would definately go again .
Bel Collins - - #5933
I had a fantastic day with jo and came home with some beautiful candles and melts. She is warm and friendly and happy to pass on her knowledge to others. I would 100% recommend this to anyone whether new to candle making or just wanting to brush up on knowledge.
Sian - - #5930
I did this course yesterday and it was amazing! Jo is really friendly, fun and engaging. She is very skilled and she is really passionate about candle making. I came away with really good quality candles. We made a variety of candles and melts and Jo had a large selection of excellent quality scents to choose from. It's incredible value for money given the duration and the amount that we made, I was delighted with it. The location is also great as it is in a beautiful barn and the kitchen is just gorgeous and perfect for candle making. Jo made me feel very welcome and she passed on many useful tips in terms of making and also in terms of the business side of things including the latest regulations. She also provided a delicious lunch. I would highly recommend this course. It is worth the journey as the ones in London are often only a couple of hours long and very expensive and you don't come away with much. I now feel confident to get started with my candle making. 10 out of 10!
Elizabeth - - #5925
Jo was friendly helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Had so much fun as well as learning all the skills needed to make candles. Would thoroughly recommend this course 10 out of 10 x
Jill Mann - - #5922
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