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Candle Making with Afternoon Tea


Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Price: £59.99

Run by: Tracy Ridley
at Created By The Ridleys

07825671280

35 Stanhope Road North
Darlington
County Durham
DL3 7AP

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About the Course

Come and join us for a fun filled day of safe candle making. Making handmade gifts such as candles is a rewarding and fun skill for all abilities. Save yourself a fortune by learning how to make your own soy wax poured candles either for pleasure or why not sell on at local craft fairs.

Once you have discovered the many benefits of soy candles you will never look back. You will be able to produce high quality products that are non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally friendly. These soy candles are clean burning candles that produce little to no soot. During the day you will use high quality soy wax that is derived from oil refining (like paraffin) but comes from a naturally grown renewable resource, the soya bean. You will have the opportunity to sample a variety of fragrance oils and colours when making your candles.

Learn all about:

Health & Safety
Equipment required
Understanding wicks and waxes
Colour and fragrance correctly
Packaging and decoration tips and techniques

In the lesson you will make 2 candles as well as wax melts and all of your wonderful creations go home with you

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 in the course fee, although I would recommend that you wear either an apron to protect your clothes, or wear old clothes that you are not bothered if you splat a little wax on.

If you are not able to attend any of the advertised dates, please get in touch as alternative dates may be available including week days and weekends.

We are currently restricting our course to a maximum of 6 people, but if you do have a larger party, please get in touch as an alternative date may be available.

Courses start at 10am and finish around 2pm. These times are for guidance only as, we prefer to go at the speed of the participants in a relaxed non-rushed environment.

Afternoon Tea is supplied by Coopers Tea Room who are able to cater for all diets, please let me know at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements or even if you would like a certain type of sandwich included in your tea.

At the end of the course, a handout is given to all pupils explaining everything covered in the day so there is no need to make endless notes, the only requirement for the day is for you to relax and have fun.



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Really enjoyed the course with Tracey . Had a very good company on that day so was very relaxing . I am glad that I have learnt a new craft and going to pursue it as a hobby.
Tracey was very supportive and helpful

- - #18547

Excellent course. Learned loads - came away with two beautiful candles and wax melts after a lovely day with good company and excellent tutelage fromTracy. Not to mention a lovely afternoon tea too!

- - #18525

I had a fantastic time at the workshop. I learnt so much on how to make candles. I would recommend this workshop to anyone.

Thank you 10 out of 10!!!

- - #16862

What a fabulous workshop. Tracy was an excellent tutor, very informative and friendly. I came away on such a high I wanted to do my review straight away! Also came away with two lovely candles and lots of melts. Afternoon tea was a treat too. Thank you Tracy and I wish you all the very best with your ventures. Karen

- - #15145

What a really enjoyable experience. Tracey was such a lovely lady making you feel welcome and at easy straight away. Very knowledgable in both candle making and setting up a business, she didn’t hesitate in sharing all her experience and tips.
Anyone looking to learn about making candles, this course is a must!!
Afternoon tea was delicious too!

- - #13372

A very enjoyable day spent making candles and wax melts ready to take home. Tracy is extremely knowledgeable and more than happy to share her experience both about candle making and setting up her business. The afternoon tea was delicious too. I would highly recommend the day. Thank you.

- - #13233

A very relaxed and enjoyable course, Tracy was very welcoming and very informative we came away ready to start making candles. Would definitely recommended this course

- - #10411

What a wonderful day spent with Tracey.
Everything was explained in full detail. She really knew her stuff.
Her hospitality was really professional and very welcoming.
I came away full of inspiration and I cannot wait to get started making candles for my new business venture.
The melts we made together are burning as I write this review.
Thank you Tracey for an uplifting and memorable experience.
Shirley from Leeds

- - #10324

Wonderful candle making session with Tracy! She explained everything clearly and in a very detailed way. Recommend the course for those who wants to just make candles during spare time or to start a business.

- - #9715

Thoroughly enjoyable day with Tracy. Very informative. Tracy is very patient and knowledgeable. A great way to spend an enjoyable Sunday. Great materials and handouts. Lovely lunch and plenty of refreshments. A bonus was the company of Tracy's 2 spaniels, Toby and Teal. I would recommend this course to anyone. 10 out of 10

- - #9433

My husband and I attended a candle workshop with Tracy today and it was fabulous. Tracy is an excellent teacher. She not only taught us how to make the candles but told us where to buy the materials from so we can make more at home. Afternoon tea and cups of coffee during the day made an already great day even better. We recommend Tracy highly to anyone wishing to learn how to make candles. 10 out of 10

- - #8302

I had a one to one course with Tracy this morning. Tracy was very informative, generous with her time, very patient and friendly. Constant cups of tea on offer. I made three candles, of various sizes and loads of melts all free to take home as included in the price.
Can't recommend Tracy more highly to anyone who wants to learn to make candles for either pleasure or business.
Easily 10/10

- - #8280

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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