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Candle making with afternoon tea

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Price: £60

Contact: Tracy Ridley at Created By The Ridleys

Unit 22 Whessoe Road
County Durham

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Sunday 5th April 2020
Friday 24th April 2020
Friday 22nd May 2020
Friday 5th June 2020
Sunday 28th June 2020

About the Course

Come and join us in our new workshop for a fun filled day of safe candle making.
Tracy has been making candles for many years and supplies to over 100 shops within the United Kingdom including household names such as Fenwicks and House of Bruar.

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. 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 restrict 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, 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.

Want to review this course?

Tracy is such a fantastic and inspiring lady. Exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely generous and kind in sharing expertise.

Highly recommend this course, albeit for fun or the start of planning a new business!

Thank you again. I'll be back :)

- - #27688

Just attended a workshop with Tracey and it was the most enjoyable one I’ve every done. Tracey is such a lovely lady and very sharing with her the knowledge of her trade. We’ve been spoilt from start to finish. Excellent day would highly recommend. We can’t wait to attend other workshops.

- - #26667

I attended a wonderful workshop with Tracey and 5 other fabulous people. The whole experience was first class with quality materials, tuition and afternoon tea. I have already recommended this workshop to friends who I hope will enjoy the experience as much as I did. Eileen

- - #23766

I recently attended a candle making course with Tracey which was both informative and enjoyable. Tracey was exceptionally knowledgeable and the food location and pace of the course were perfect. I would highly recommend to anyone interest in picking up a new skill or looking for a fun day out.

- - #23657

What a fantastic workshop. Great fun, lovely people and delicious food.
Really good value and Tracy was very knowledgeable.
Relaxed atmosphere and nothing was too much trouble. Looking forward to the lamp making workshop.
Thank you!

- - #23656

Brilliant day spent with Tracy who is an excellent tutor and I made beautiful smelling candles and melts. Tracy also gave me details of stockists and highlighted any problems that I may come across when I make my own candles. She provided a lovely lunch too! Thank you Tracy and good luck in your new premises.

- - #21670

I'm a bit late with this review, I attended a course in Sept- apologies.
I had a brilliant day at my candle making course. Tracy made me feel totally relaxed from the point she opened her front door, making me feel comfortable. In terms of the overall experience, Tracy clearly knew her market. I attended the course as I had a long term interest in doping something creative, partly as a hobby but maybe as a small scale opportunity for Christmas markets and maybe Facebook sales. Tracy was able to give advice and guidance on where to buy what was needed, covered some of the legal stuff to be aware of but most importantly how to create great candles (and how to make best use of the left over wax so there was no waste. A great host with plenty of refreshments and cakes. I would definitely recommend Tracy to anyone interested in learning about candle making.....she made it so easy and so enjoyable.

- - #18901

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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