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Beginners/Introduction to Candle-making Workshop

Beginners/Introduction to Candle-making Workshop

Course Provider: Candle by Events

Contact Name: Sarah Ditchfield

Telephone: 01628 947224

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12 Gossmore Walk

Course Length: 3 hours

Price: £55

4.9 star rating, 13 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 21st October 2017
Wednesday 8th November 2017
Saturday 25th November 2017
Thursday 14th December 2017
Saturday 20th January 2018


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

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

What's included in the price?

The price includes all the equipment and materials plus coffee/tea/soft drinks and homemade cakes!

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

We will also email to you after the workshop our Candle-making Guide.

Want to review this course?

A fantastic morning and learnt so much. Sarah was brilliant and the perfect balance of fun and informative. I've already made my first Candle at home and am hooked!


I booked Candle by Event for hen party. Sarah and Sally were fantastic and so friendly. Right from booking to the day they were organised and ran the course well. All the Hens argreed it was one the hightlights of the day. Every candle made was then packed up for each hen to take away. We even got to make some for the wedding which is lovely touch.
Highly recommend.
Thank You Sarah and Sally once again.


I chose this course as it was competitively priced compared to others i'd seen, particularly those in London. I wasn't disappointed, I was amazed; the course was well planned, organised and we got so much out of it.
It took place in a lovely location and the day was so relaxed and fun.
I came alone, as did others and everyone had a great time together learning to make the products.
Sarah is an excellent teacher and I'm so excited to be making my own candles.


A wonderful fun, informative course, thoroughly enjoyed ! Thankyou


What a fun and productive way to spend a morning!

Sarah is very friendly and encouraging and had structured the session really well. We produced everything from simple tealights, to coloured and fragranced container and non-container candles. My family was impressed with the huge number of candles I made and brought home from a 3 hour course.

I am now excited and confident to start making my own candles at home. I would highly recommend this course.


I have just returned home after the course I attended this morning with Sarah.
One word - Superb! She made the morning fly by and I cannot believe how many candles we actually made.
She was clear in her explanations of all the processes and within 15 -30mins we had made our first candle.
I am now hooked with a capital H!!
Thank you again Sarah and all the lovely ladies I met today.
A fantastic way to spend the morning


Sarah really is an inspirational person. Her courses are great value for money and I recommend them 100%. I've got 2 of her books about candle making. The candles you learn to make are fantastic. I wouldn't hesitate to book.



Sarah was a fantastic teacher and it was such fun making candles and finding out about the process and ingredients. Truly inspiring and great fun. Thank you.


I had such a lovely day on Saturday, thank you so much for the candle-making workshop. I can't believe how many different candles we made! I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends/family.


This workshop was one of the best workshops I have been to in the last year, really enjoyed it.


I just wanted to say thank you for the workshop the other day, I really enjoyed it! I enjoyed it so much that I now want to make candles properly and sell them.


I went on a candle-making course ran by Sarah on 24 February. It was my first experience with candle-making but really interesting and fun. First we learnt about all about the different sorts of waxes before trying our hand at making different types of candles. Sarah's clear instructions and waxes readily to hand made the whole process really easy. The group was small enough to ensure everyone could follow what happening and we all enjoyed comparing our results! Thanks Sarah for a great morning.


I went on the candle making course on 4 February and was delighted in the way in which Sarah who took the class made you feel at ease and also made you feel that you were able to get great results in making the candles. It was a completely relaxed atmosphere with an intimate class which is ideal if you feel self conscious. I will certainly start making my own candles from now on as it has given me the confidence I needed.

What was also great was that you were able to take home your creations and I would certainly highly recommend taking the course. Thank you Sarah


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