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Beginners candlemaking workshop - London


Duration: 3 hours

Price: £65

Run by: Sarah Ditchfield
at Candle by Events

Paddington Green Campus
25 Paddington Green
London
Greater London
W2 1NB

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About the Course

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.

Partly run by a “Chandler” (a professional candle-maker), this course will cover:
- An 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.

Please note our workshops are held at two locations in London, both near Edgware Road, details will be provided at time of booking as to which venue we will be using.

Please also see reviews under our listing for our workshops held in Marlow - see "All student reviews..." button below.

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We offer you lots of options, so you can experience any or all of our workshops and never make the same candle twice!

For Beginners we offer a number of workshops: Easter, Christmas 1 and Christmas 2. Here you learn basic traditional and modern candle-making techniques using different waxes and of course you make lots of fabulous candles to take home.

Our Intermediate One and Intermediate Two workshops are designed to take those who have prior candle-making knowledge (you may have attended our beginners' or seasonal courses) - so we concentrate on practical candle-making, honing your skills, working on new techniques and of course providing the tools, materials and guidance so you can create lots of candles to take home with you at the end.

We have helped a number of people set up their own inspiring candle-making businesses and if that's for you, we now offer a specialist workshop to help you join the world of professional candle-making, covering topics like, creating sellable products, pricing, scaling up production, choosing venues, promotion, digital marketing, growing a customer base and legal. This helps those, who are starting or considering setting up a candle-making business. After this course you can join our professional (but informal) support group, which meets periodically in person and online. It's made up of people, who are at different stages of the journey towards building and running a successful candle business - and its where the group offers advice, swaps stories, shares best practice and supports one another.

If you are interested in a private workshop/party please contact us.

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 price includes all the equipment and materials plus soft drinks and cakes & biscuits!

You will take home with you:

Pillar candle
Fragranced tin container candle
6 Floating candles packaged in a pretty organza bag
Rolled beeswax candles
Several tealight candles

After the workshop we will also email to you our Candle-making guide.



Want to review this course?

The workshop was what I needed to improve my candle making skills and learn about different other techniques (i.e floating and pillars).
Sarah is very organized and the 3 hrs are full of things to do, highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn candle making or just want to have fun with wax!

- - #22427

Response from Candle by Events:

Hi Alberto, thank you for your comments really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.

Had a lovely day with my family at Sarah's workshop. She was a great and informative teacher. I wasn't expecting to come away with so many candles. Everyone had fun and would recommend to anyone interested in candle making.

- - #21776

Response from Candle by Events:

Thank you, really pleased you enjoyed the workshop

I really enjoyed the session. It was well structured and Sarah has a lovely teaching style: honest, encouraging and clearly enjoys what she does. I was pleasantly surprised by how much we achieved in the session and was happy to go home with so many goodies to show off my new skills! I'd definitely recommend Sarah's course :-)

- - #19602

Response from Candle by Events:

Hi Stevie, really pleased you enjoyed the workshop - Happy candle-making!

I really enjoyed my day, it was informative, hands on and a relaxed environment, all supplies were ready but you could choose colours, fragrance to be as creative as you liked, which made it more fun and personal.
Sarah is friendly and good fun, I would definitely going on this course if you are in London. It's great on a Sunday and finishes early afternoon and doesn't start too early either! All different types of candle making is covered but I was happy that we used the soy wax as I plan to make the most natural candles possible.
Good tips and advice given and am looking forward to making many more candles in the future! I would recommend this course, I did it alone but it could be fun to go and partner up with a friend or loved one as other people had. It's a fun day at a good price and you get to bring home quite a few of your creations, it was nice at the end of the day when I got home to burn my very own first home made lavender scented candle!

- - #19561

Response from Candle by Events:

Thank you, keep in touch and let me know how you get on with your candle-making at home.

Having chatted about the dream of making my own candles, I was given this course as a Christmas present. Not knowing entirely what to expect from it I was delighted to find that you actually make a few different candles during this fun but informative experience. Sarah was very friendly and clearly passionate about what she does and encourages you to carry on with it on your own and offering support. Would thoroughly recommend

- - #19559

Response from Candle by Events:

Thank you Charlotte, really pleased you enjoyed the workshop :)

After receiving a candle making kit the Christmas before last, I’d been unsuccessfully trying my hand at candle making for around a year. This course was just what I needed to set me up for success. The content was excellent and it was very well organised. I had a really fun time, learnt lots and came away feeling more confident and prepared. Sarah is a great instructor, very knowledgeable and helpful. The support doesn’t stop at the end of the course either - Sarah is happy to answer questions as you practice after the course which is really appreciated. Wholeheartedly recommend this course!

- - #19074

Response from Candle by Events:

Hi Alexandra, thank you for your kind words, stay in touch and let me know how you get on with the new melter

This was a very informative and fun course. Sarah made it all seem very easy. Everything was clearly explained and we each made several different types of candles including coloured and scented candles. The pace was excellent. Thank you Sarah.

- - #17737

Response from Candle by Events:

Thank you Debbie, glad you enjoyed the workshop

Really enjoyed the workshop, I have learnt a lot about different kinds of wax. venue is suitable, sunday is the best day to have it as well. Sara is brilliant tutor...great fun.

- - #17331

Response from Candle by Events:

It was a pleasure meeting you, thank you for your lovely comments

It was a very enjoyable course. Sarah explained all aspects of making quality candles and the kind of wax on the market.

- - #17326

Response from Candle by Events:

Thank you, it was a pleasure meeting you

I attended this course last week. It was absolutely fantastic and I would definitely book onto another.
Sarah was so friendly and informative. The environment was relaxed and fun. I learnt about and made a variety of different candles, ones which I will keep and use. I can’t wait to make some more using what I learnt.

- - #12230

This has to be the best course I’ve done this year. Sarah is extremely helpful and clear, she makes it so easy! I came away with a goody bag full of candles, some of which have been given as Xmas presents already.I highly recommend this course to anyone with a wish to make candles. It was only 3 hours long and very informative, the follow up email with tips and source details is also helpful and I’ve already ordered a kit to continue making them at home. Thanks very much Sarah!

- - #12229

My daughter and her friends had an amazing time making candles at her 10th birthday party. Sarah was very friendly and the girls felt immediately at ease with her. Sarah explained everything really clearly and made the party fun and informative. All of the girls went home with hand decorated party bags to hold the fabulous scented candles they had made, I would recommended Sarah 100% to anyone looking for a slightly different party. Thank you so much Sarah !

- - #11497

Thank you Sarah for making my daughter's 11th Birthday party so special. It was such a fantastic party engaging all the girls for the full duration starting nicely by giving insights into different fragrances & some facts about candle making. Very resourceful and well organised we highly recommend this party.

- - #8707

My daughter and her friends had a lovely time at the candle-making party and all the parents have been commenting on how nice it was to do something a bit different. It was also good to have a bit of an introduction into candles - I learned a few things myself!

- - #8704

Thank you for running such a fantastic party for Molly yesterday; she had a super time, as did her friends. Parents have been commenting how much their children enjoyed the party and how impressed they are with the candles they have brought home.

I have no doubt you will see us again, as our younger daughter is now asking for a candle-making party too!

- - #8277

Thank you for coming to do Annabel's party. It was really nice to do something different and a bit more ‘grown-up’. All the girls (and the boys) had a lovely time and I wouldn't be surprised if you had some enquiries from mums of the some of the girls. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking for something different from the usual party events.

- - #8165

“My daughter and her friends had a lovely time making scented candles at her birthday party. Sarah introduced girls to a brief history of candle making. It was interesting and fun for the girls. I can recommend this workshop to every parent who is not quite sure how to organize their child's birthday. It was a very good choice. Emily and her girlfriends enjoyed it entirely and returned home with a selection of colourful and lovely scented candles made by themselves. Thank you very much Sarah for such a wonderful time the girls have had!

- - #8160

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 21st July 2019
Wednesday 24th July 2019
Sunday 1st September 2019
Sunday 6th October 2019
Sunday 17th November 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos

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