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*Beginners candlemaking in Essex*

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Price: £45

Book with: Sheila Mattie
at Essex Craft Workshops


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About the Course

*Please note....adults only.

We discuss the theory of 4 different waxes (gel, soy, paraffin, beeswax), labelling, both regulatory, and decoratively, different wicks, health and safety, how to heat the wax safely, the different fragrance and colouring choices and how to apply them. Differences in containers, techniques and troubleshooting and finally, equipment needed with pro's and cons.

For the practical side, you will make a candle in a teacup & saucer with previously coloured and fragranced, paraffin wax (soy wax can be provided if requested), and decorate a pillar candle, and tea lights. You will be surrounded by the beautiful Essex countryside in a village setting. After cups of tea (and or coffee/cold drinks) & biscuits. When you have finished your class, you will take away your goodies, in your very own bag.

Our workshops are fun, friendly, informative and inspiring, we aim to send you away with a smile and some handmade gifts for you or others and the confidence to start making your own candles.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The class, tools and all necessary materials and light refreshments are included.
A bag and packaging to take your goodies home in, a pack with lots of helpful leaflets and free wick steadiers.

You can bring along, your own tea cup and saucer if you would prefer, (some people like to do their relatives), but otherwise we provide you with a varied selection to choose from, of differing, designs, colours and themes (i.e. modern, vintage etc.,).

You may choose to wear an apron (which we can supply), if you are worried about your clothes, but candle-making is rarely messy! So just bring a smile, your glasses if needed and a willingness to spend 2 to 3 hours, having fun in a relaxing setting, learning a new skill.

There is onsite parking for 1 car and parking nearby. The car parking is reserved for 1st booking for that day.

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Thank you Sheila for a wonderful morning learning the art of candlemaking, I am so proud of my makes and look forward to coming back for more fun classes

- - #17645

With no knowledge of candle making whatsoever I was delighted at having the opportunity to learn so much - Leigh was an excellent teacher, sharing her passion and expertise around the subject. The practical element was well explained at every stage and I was delighted with the candles which I produced, thanks to Leigh's excellent instruction. She gave us enough info for us to have a go at home and I am looking forward to making a beeswax candle.
I would highly recommend this course and will be back for more. Thank you Leigh.

- - #16676

Wasn't sure what to expect to be fair, but left with candles I feel immensely proud of. the whole time I was having this class I was relaxed and felt spoilt with the tea and biscuits, information and the lovely bag to put our candles in was the icing on thecake. can really recommend this course an 5 stars doesn't feel enough.

- - #16674

I searched high and low for a good candle class and most i found were so expensive i nearly gave up. when i saw this one i admit i was a little skeptical as the price is so reasonable, and i had to travel a bit of a way, but it was fabulous, lovely refreshments, 3 different candle crafts and a pretty bag to take them home in. i cannot believe what is on offer and how much attention to detail, information and learning that was included in this class. thank you all! i would happily urge anyone to give this a try.

- - #15444

fantastic course, absolutely loved it. Will definitely be going back to do more. Even my 18 year daughter declared that she really enjoyed it (miracle). I took my cousin for her birthday and her introduction to crafting, she loved it. I've done loads courses and this is definitely up there with the best of them. The Teacher Leigh is really loved, and knowledgeable and helpful, whilst being warm friendly. Its is a relaxed setting, we were waiting on with a choice of drinks and smiles from Leigh's helper. we felt very welcome and came away buzzing. I would recommend doing a course with this provider.

- - #15372

Had a excellent afternoon, so much fun and excellent value will definitely be going back for more courses. Can recommend Leigh courses Highly enough.

- - #14490

Thank you to Leigh and her husband Steve for making my Mum and I feel so comfortable in your lovely home. The course was so relaxing and enjoyable and Leigh was very knowledgeable, would recommend to anyone!

- - #14352

Had the most amazing afternoon, took my mum along as a birthday treat and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, learnt so much and came away with beautiful candles, great value for money and such a friendly atmosphere, couldn’t recommend enough!

- - #14228

The course was fantastic, I had such a good time I’m going to book the intermediate course soon too. Really recommend to anyone wanting to get a beginners knowledge of candle making, not only that but also a lovely friendly atmosphere throughout the afternoon.

- - #14188

superb afternoon spent with the bird song and lovely views, drinking tea from the cutest cup and teapot, making pretty candles what more can a girl ask for. Cannot find anything negative to say, this afternoon was pure bliss.

- - #13168

Smashing course from beginning to end. Immense value for money, nothing is too much trouble and the amount i learnt was perfect for making candles for my home and gifts. thankyou

- - #12255

Really enjoyable class! Learnt lots and the lady leading the class was really informative and helpful. Would recommend this class. We made a variety of candles too which was great.

- - #11926

Cannot fault this class hours of fun, i learnt so much, and made with a little patience from the tutor some beautiful candles that i am proud of, cannot believe the value for money that this class offers. would recommend this in a heartbeat.

- - #10971

What a lovely time we had with
Leigh-anne, who was a patient and kind teacher. We were late and tired from travelling and were put at ease straight away and soon forgot our troubles. We came back refreshed with lovely candles and so pleased about this fundraising initiative. Thank you.

- - #9794

I just want to say a massive thank you to Leigh and her hubby steve for making myself, my mum and sister so welcome at their lovely aladdins cave of a home.

From arriving to the end of our class Leigh was so professional and patience in explaining how we did the candle making!

Leigh was also very good at explaining health and safety also .

We can't wait to come back and do more classes.

Thank you Leigh xx

- - #9790

I have done a couple of courses now i love it very relaxing helpful and I always come away smiling would definitely recommend to any body looking forward to my next one xxxx thank u xxx

- - #8389

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- - #8295

I honestly want to give Leigh 100 stars.
From the moment we arrived (even though we were early) Leigh and her husband were so warm and welcoming and made us feel so comfortable, we went into their craft room(s) and were instantly inspired by Leigh's amazing collection of masterpieces. We were treated to plenty of tea and lovely biscuits whilst we relaxed and got to know each other. Then when we started our candle making experience Leigh was fantastic, she knows everything there is to know about all sorts of crafts. We learnt so much and had such fun whilst doing it. We didn't want to leave, I felt like I could have stayed all weekend! I can't wait to book our next course with Leigh and I cannot thank her enough for such a fantastic experience. 100 stars

- - #8291

Wow. What a fantastic morning I had with Leigh. Learning new techniques and feeling so relaxed. You certainly forget everything!! Can't wait to re_book and make something special for my friends wedding. 10 out of 10. Thank you.

- - #8290

We had a lovely day and attended two workshops: the candle workshop and the scrabble art workshop. Both were really enjoyable and we loved making the teacup candle and also decorating the pillar candle, then in the afternoon made the scrabble art pictures. We also enjoyed the cups of tea and cakes and shall definitely recommend to friends and hope to attend other workshops. Thanks very much Leigh and Steve.

- - #8146

My sister and I booked these 2 courses. We were very pleased with the pre course information and communication. Leigh was very helpful. The course content is extremely good and Leigh answered all of our questions and more! We felt very looked after by Leigh and her husband Steve. It was a very relaxing day and the time flew by. Would definitely recommend these and would also book more courses in the future.

- - #8127

Both my mum & myself had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with a lovely host & left with a teacup candle, a decorated pillar candle & also some decorated tealights.
Would definitely recommend & will no doubt be signing up for more crafty courses

- - #8093

I have done a number of courses with essex crafts and have enjoyed each one so much i have booked again for another. i never felt rushed, the info was flowing but not overwhelming and i loved what i made. nothing is to much trouble and i am now booking again.

- - #7667

My wife and I did this class to have homemade candles for our wedding anniversary, we had a whale of a time and although our class for different reasons than most, we felt, very special and spoilt for this special occasion and have many special candles to take home and light on future special occasiions. cannot thank you enough. happy memories

- - #7150

Lea is both inspiring and knowledgeable and her candle making course was great fun. I got home that afternoon and made some more of my own! Her craft resources are amazing and make me want my own cubby hole of delights. My friend and I are already planning the next visit!

- - #6799

We had an excellent morning at the candle workshop. Lea was very patient and explained the processes clearly. We left with a lovely pillar candle, tea cup and saucer candle and decorated tea lights. We really enjoyed it and will definitely be back for more workshops! Thank you.

- - #6795

this was so much fun. relaxed and really enjoyed the information Lea shared. i learnt so much and everyone was impressed with what i made when i took them all home. thank you i would certainly recommend it.

- - #6483

Having never done this before, I found leigh to be an excellent tutor as well as patient. I was made to feel very welcome and I really enjoyed my time at this workshop, would definitely recommend, thank you leigh

- - #6276

Spent a lovely afternoon with Leigh, this afternoon.
Enjoyed the candle making, not rushed, so was able to relax & ask lots of questions.
The company was lovely.
Well worth the money & will be returning ASAP.
Thank you to Leigh's husband for the constant cups of coffee, biscuits &

- - #6214

What a great evening spent with Leigh at my daughter's 14th Birthday party. I was concerned how I would keep so many girls entertained but I needn't have worried. They loved making candles with Leigh and experimenting with all the decorative bits and pieces she brought with her. We will definitely be attending further craft courses and can highly recommend Leigh for a fun and informative evening. Thank you so much x

- - #6139

What a great afternoon, i learnt so much in just a few hours, and what we made we took home in a lovely goody bag the drinks and biscuits were flowing,
would recommend this course to everyone great value for money thanks so much will see you again

- - #6136

Had an amazing time at this workshop, so relaxed. The candle making, was really informative and fun, I came home confident to do more and with lovely candles to enjoy. thank you so much.

- - #6083

I would recommend this to anybody

- - #5911

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 8th December 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Weekends

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