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Whilst making a candle in a teacup & saucer and decorating a pillar candle, and some tea lights, you will be surrounded by the beautiful Essex countryside in a village setting. After cups of tea (and or coffee/cold drinks) & posh biscuits! And you have finished your class, you will take away your goodies, in a hand-decorated gift bag that we have done specially for you! 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.
What's included in the price?
The class, tools and all necessary materials and light refreshments are included. We provide a hand decorated bag to take your candles home in, with lots of helpful leaflets and a free wick steadier! 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 and a willingness to spend 2 to 3 hours, having fun in a relaxing setting, learning a new skill. There is onsite parking for up to 2 cars
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.
We had a fantastic time today doing the candle making and decorating course. Leigh is a brilliant tutor. She explains everything thoroughly and likes to simplify things so even someone who has never done any crafts before would be able to do this course and take home something they can be proud of. I have done quite a few crafts but I still learnt a lot of new things. The atmosphere was relaxing, with music playing in the background, while we created our masterpieces. Leigh and her husband, Steve, who kept us supplied with tea and biscuits, have obviously worked extremely hard on this course. They have thought of everything from providing a very large choice of teacups and saucers (to make the candles in) to having sockets on the legs of the tables so everyone can have a heat gun plugged in next to them so there are no trailing leads to trip over. Everywhere you look there are Leigh's amazing pieces of art to inspire you. Doing this course was a wonderful experience. Leigh is a lovely person and she was so generous with her time and expertise. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone. I thought I would enjoy the course but it surpassed my expectations by a long way. In fact, I can't find any fault with it at all and an added bonus is knowing that all proceeds go towards animal rescue charities. I left on a high, wanting to transform my home using the craft techniques I learnt today and looking forward to the next course that I will definitely be taking.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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 & cake.xxx
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
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