Candle Making Workshop - Edinburgh
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About the Course
Held in the lovely rural village of Temple just 15 miles south of Edinburgh, our half day candle making workshop will give you the basic skills to create a scented container candle made from 100% natural soy wax choosing from a selection of fine fragrance oils. Our groups are kept small (a maximum of 10) to allow for individual attention.
- Overview of the different types of wax and their differences in candle making.
- You will learn about the different fragrance options (essential oils v fragrance oils) you will be able to choose your own scent from our fragrance library.
- You will make your own bespoke fragrance oil blend
- You will learn the step by step process of making a container candle.
- You will assemble and hand pour your own container candle.
- How to burn a candle correctly.
- You will learn how to measure the correct amount of wax and fragrance to use in candles.
- We will cover the equipment needed for candle making.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to make a soy wax container candle. There will also be time to ask questions.
What you will take away
- A scented container candle that you have hand poured yourself.
- Your own bespoke 10ml fragrance oil blend
- Workshop notes
We also sell starter candle making kits so you can continue with your new hobby at home.
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 equipment, materials, and hearty mid morning refreshment break of tea, coffee and home made cake are all included in the workshop cost.
Awesome candle making workshop just finished at http://cantocandle.com/product-category/candle-making-workshops/ . Learnt loads and I made my own rhubarb and strawberry candle and my own blend of candle fragrance oil, almond and apple.
Kerry lives in a lovely old stone school house in a beautiful village full of stone cottages.
I had the company of 9 other ladies on the course around a massive country kitchen table. The teacher Kerry is lovely. Coffee on arrival and coffee and cake mid morning was a lovely treat and it was even gluten free cake so I could have it.
My smell sense is so heightened after a morning of smelling so many different lovely candle fragrance oils and the act of making a candle is so relaxing and enjoyable.
Kerry gave us all the information sheet to take away which was really helpful so I could just concentrate and enjoy the workshop without having to take notes.
I would recommend this workshop to anyone.
Helen Sargent - - #14922
My husband bought me this as a gift for Christmas, as I love candles and think I have tried so many different makes. Kerrylyn was a great teacher, made me feel very welcome, and the setting in her lovely farmhouse kitchen was devine. She had great knowledge of candle making and a vast array of fragrance and essential oils that can be used in your candle making experience. I would definitely recommend this course and hope to return in October for the Christmas candle making workshop with my daughter.
Tracie Coote - - #14771
Lovely house to have a course in and a relaxed atmosphere to go with it. Lots of useful information about the process of making candles and making the best use of them. Lovely tea, coffee and cake to top it all off.
Jane Lethbridge - - #14555
A fabulous course. Kerrylyn was both a wonderful host and great teacher. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn a great new hobby.
Christine - - #14549
Spent a lovely morning yesterday at the candle making workshop. Kerry is such a lovely lady, so welcoming - it felt like we had known her for ages and were at a friend's house. The workshop was great fun and extremely informative. Bought a starter pack to make a candle at home and look forward to this being the start of a new skill. Learnt that I had been burning candles incorrectly (who would have thought there was a right and wrong way). I would totally recommend this workshop, we had a wonderful enjoyable morning.
Anna Smaill - - #14494
Absolutely fantastic course, Kerrylyn was so good at explaining everything and making the course so enjoyable , I can’t wait to get started making my own candles and already looking forward to the Christmas candle making course 😊
Yvonne Allan - - #14481
Kerrylyn's candle making workshop this morning was excellent! She is a very personable lady who obviously enjoys meeting people and welcoming them to her home. She was extremely well-prepared, explained everything simply and clearly and also provided everyone with comprehensive instructions to take away. Her passion for what she does is quite contagious and I would have no hesitation in recommending the workshop to anyone who is interested in learning about candle making and spending a highly entertaining morning.
Clare Watson - - #14476
A lovely relaxed morning in Temple learning about candles and fragrances, as well as making our own. Kerry was a delightful host, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The setting was lovely and everything very professional. The homemade cake was delicious too! I would definitely recommend this course - it would make a great gift for friends and family.
Catherine - - #14440
Kerry was a lovely host and tutor. I bought myself and a friend this workshop for our Birthday presents and we had an absolute ball. Kerry makes you feel very relaxed; everything is prepared ready for you and it was very professional. Kerry has amazing knowledge and is willing to share. We poured a candle, fragranced it and made our own fragrance. You took away everything you made.
The smell of the oils was divine and it was great fun designing your own fragrance. I am not normally at all crafty or arty and I loved my morning with Kerry. The other guests were fun too and everyone got on really well.
Not only good fun but I learnt a new skill too.
Karen Moore - - #14435
We spent a very chilled morning learning to pour soy wax candles and mixing our own scents. Kerry was very welcoming and knowledgable, and made the couple of hours we spent on her kitchen most enjoyable.. a very enjoyable mother & daughter bonding experience!
Cariss - - #14433
This course was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning and learn something new. Course sizes were small and very relaxed around the kitchen table. Kerry was very knowledgeable about all things to do with candles and she was full of enthusiasm. The candle I made smells delicious and I'm looking forward to using it as well as the fragrance oil we blended ourselves. Would highly recommend!
Clare - - #14380
I had a wonderful morning in Kerry’s beautiful kitchen learning the basics on pouring soy wax candles. She was very knowledgeable and welcoming, we even got coffee and lovely home made cake. I went alone and she created an atmosphere that made it feel like I had gone with friends.
Tracy McKenzie - - #14358
The workshop was very enjoyable as well as being relaxing . My daughter and I came away with 2 lovely candles at the end , Kerry was very friendly and made a delicious cake for us to eat while we made our candles . I would definitely recommend .
Claire Blood - - #14349
A lovely way to spend a Saturday morning, starting with a delicious cup of coffee in Kerry's beautiful country kitchen. I didn't know that there was so much involved in making a good candle and I'll be looking suspiciously at the very cheap ones from now on! Kerry had everything prepared, and has a friendly, relaxing manner that makes one feel at ease immediately. She explained everything involved in making a candle, in terms that were easy to understand. Choosing the fragrance for my own candle was fun, and later on we mixed our own fragrances too. The instructions on how to burn a candle properly were very illuminating and I'm looking forward to burning my own now it has cured for a week. A highly enjoyable workshop (with cake and coffee halfway through - Kerry is also an excellent baker!).
Coline - - #13970
The course was an excellent blend of fun and learning. Kerry is very knowledgeable and is able to communicate that knowledge in a lively and enjoyable way. The setting, in Kerry's old world kitchen, is so relaxing and welcoming. I found the Saturday morning course just perfect. There were six participants and Kerry's relaxed style soon breaks the ice and has everyone talking and laughing. The cake and coffee was delicious. I have come away with information about suppliers and candle making as well as with the confidence that I will make candles at home for gifts. I would highly recommend this workshop even if you were going along on your own.
Marion - - #13827
Had a fab time at workshop on Saturday. Very relaxed friendly and informative. Would definitely recommend this workshop.
Alison - - #13826
What an excellent way to spend a Saturday morning! Kerry is an excellent teacher and is very knowledgeable about candle making. We made our own candles after picking from some amazing fragrances. Whilst waiting for our candles to set we mixed our own scent from Kerry’s wide selection after learning about the scents, different types of wax and how to burn candles - yes there are right and wrong ways!! It was great to learn a new technique and produce our very own candles- can’t wait to burn it!
Kirsty - - #13823
We had a wonderful time at Kerry’s candle making workshop! The workshop takes place in a beautiful, country kitchen where Kerry teaches many great tips and methods for making lovely candles. We learned about different frangrances before creating our own unique frangrance. I’ve already used mine in an oil burner and love it! I would definitely recommend this workshop for people looking for a creative experience with friends or anyone with an interest in learning about starting a business in candle making. The cake and tea also went down very well :) thanks for a brilliant morning!
Emily - - #13573
Had so much fun today with Kerry at Can to Candle’s workshop. Learnt loads, Kerry is very knowledgeable, really enthusiastic and happy to share her secrets. Can’t wait to get started with my new hobby.
Valerie Brewster - - #13571
We had a lovely time at the candle making workshop and made most welcome by Kerry. Learned everything we needed to know about making our own candles. I will be attempting my first one as soon as I get home!
shirley Beckett - - #13561
Fantastic morning spent learning all about making candles. The workshop was informative and friendly, the materials very professionally presented - so excited with my hand poured by Susan label. Loved loved loved it!
Susan - - #13065
A beautifully presented and well run workshop. Very insightful. Easily the best workshop I’ve attended. I would 100% recommend this candle making experience!!
Kelly - - #13060
I booked the candle making workshop for my sister's hen party and it really was the perfect activity! As we were a large group (14) Kerry had organised the class in the village hall which was the ideal setting - the set up was beautiful. The class was just the right amount of practical candle making, interesting info and lots of laughs. Kerry was a wonderful host! She provided tea and cake and even some bubbles at the end of the workshop. We all had a brilliant morning and my sister loved it. I would definitely recommend this as the perfect start to a hen party - what a great day!
Carol Cummings - - #12901
Had a really relaxing and informative workshop with Kelly. Met some lovely people and learned a lot about candles. It has even inspired me to try it myself . I would thoroughly recommend the experience.
Christine Stronach - - #12818
Received this as a Christmas voucher from my husband, and one of the best presents he has bought me. Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning, with great company, coffee, cake and learning how to make candles. Really well organised, friendly and have learned everything I need to know about making candles. This included all the do's and don'ts, where to find all the products you need and notes to take away. I am inspired and have already started on the road to making my own candles .
Wilma Anderson - - #12703
The workshop was both fun and interesting- one very useful tip was learning how to burn a candle correctly. I had no idea I’d been doing it wrongly!
Anne Ball - - #12702
Great workshop and Kerry was a lovely host/teacher. Everything was very well organised, laid out and relaxed and answered all our questions throughout. I came away knowing great tips/advice like how to burn a candle properly and different types of wax. There was a great selection of fragrances to choose from and I Iove my candle and can't wait to burn it next week.
Alison MacColl - - #12671
I’ve just spent the morning in Kerry’s kitchen (Can to Candles) making my very own candle. It was a really lovely relaxed atmosphere and I met some lovely people. Kerry was really knowledgable and helpful during the workshop and also provided us with candle making notes to take away. I would totally recommend this workshop and look forward to hearing about new ones planned. I feel so inspired to make my own now!
Lise Fisher - - #12652
Well I never realised there was so much to candles. Kerry not only explained the science behind different waxes and fragrances she told us how to get the best out of any candle. We all produced our own candle, with the fragrance of our choice and were able to take it away after the session.
The workshop ( Kerry's kitchen) had just been featured in 'Period Living' and was a joy to be in. Kerry made sure we were all happily fed with her home made cake and had plenty of tea/coffee on hand.
Graham - - #12639
So pleased to come away with a perfect scented candle in a glass! Delicious cake and coffee in Kerry's lovely kitchen, and lots of information on how to make, and look after your candle. If you do it right, it will last for 50 hours! Impatient, as I have to wait a week before using it! As well as Kerry's own candles and related products, there are great starter kits available to buy and take home, all at special student prices!
Candle making Workshop - - #12638
Candle Making - What a lovely start to a Sunday morning. The workshop was relaxed, informative and fun. Kerry's enthusiasm for candle making really shines through and she eagerly passes on her wealth of knowledge to everyone. You leave the workshop with some great tips on how to get the most out of your candles by burning them in the correct way - no more wasted candles!! You choose your own fragrance oil and make your very own candle to take home. The end result is a beautifully presented natural soy wax candle in a glass container - very professional!!
Kerry is very engaging and made us all feel at home from start to finish. We also enjoyed coffee and homemade cake which was delicious.
I would highly recommend this workshop and I am really looking forward to the next one.
Shirley Robertson - - #12630
I absolutely loved Kerry’s workshop. Echo the comments above, lovely company, surroundings coffee and cake as well as lots of new information about candles. My personal favourite info was on how to burn a candle properly and how to stop wasting candles that haven’t fully burnt down at home...been doing this for years!! Opportunity to buy a candle making kit to take home - ideal!
Rosie Mowat - - #12528
Loved this workshop. Fun, friendly, relaxed environment and Kerry is a great host and teacher. There was a good range of scents to choose from and the finished candles looked very professional and smelt amazing. Also tea/coffee and home baking provided which was lovely. I would highly recommend it.
Nicola Taylor - - #12488
I attended one of kerrylyns workshops today and would highly recommend this beautiful sunday morning in her delightful kitchen with home made cake , so many laughs and her knowledge on candles is amazing . Best mother daughter day in a long time
Vicki Boudali - - #12457
A lovely way to spend a morning! The workshop in Kerryann’s cosy kitchen was so well prepared and organised, very informative, relaxed and fun! And the candles we made looked so professional- I can’t wait to use it. Great choice of scents - something for everyone. The homemade cake was pretty special too!!!
I would recommend this course to anyone and would happily return myself for this or any other workshops Kerryann offers!
Julie Robertson - - #12444
Book now! It's such a lovely day.
The whole event was wonderful, from a cosy farmhouse style kitchen, which you will want to move into, the information sharing and assistance offered to ensure you have an amazing day,it's all considered. I arrived looking for a bit of creative knowledge and fun, wanting to try something new and escape the small people for a morning. I left feeling inspired, creative and relaxed. I absolutely recommend this course. Kerry shared all her knowledge, even secret tips which must have taken years to learn, she makes you feel like an old friend after 5 minutes. It was such a lovely day. I hope you have as much fun as I did x
Kirsty Bell - - #11863
What a wonderful way to spend a sunny Sunday morning!! Lovely cosy and friendly atmosphere in Kerry's beautiful kitchen. Kerry taught us everything we need to know about candles including making our own and burning them too. The candle we took home is delightful!! Would highly recommend this course to others! Thanks again for having us, Kerry x
Victoria Curren - - #11785
Great way to spend a Sunday morning learning all about candles and making your own! Kerry created a lovely relaxed atmosphere where you could ask questions as you went along and had some funny anecdotes about all the dos and don't of candle making! Would highly recommend this to others! Thank you.
Jac - - #11729
Our candle making class was a wonderful way to spend a Monday morning and I love my candle and wax melts! Can't wait to start purchasing Christmas gifts from Kerrylyn as the range is beautiful!
Natasha Mahoney - - #11516
Amazing course with Kerry, and so many ideas , Kerry was fantastic, answering everyone's questions and taking time to speak once the class was over. Really excited to attend her next course in the new year. Totally recommend this course . Kerry is a star a
Sam Dailly - - #11510
Really enjoyable course! I learned a lot without feeling overwhelmed with information and the whole atmosphere was very relaxing. Bonus points for excellent homemade cake! Would recommend for anyone wanting to spend a few hours learning a new skill in a relaxed environment.
Jessica - - #11485
Kerry created a lovely atmostphere in her beautiful home. The course was packed full of information which was done in a very relaxed environment. I cannot wait to book onto another course.
Lynne Spanswick - - #11462
Relaxing morning spent with Kerrylyn learning all about a new hobby.
Fiona - - #11368
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. Kerry welcomed us into her beautiful home and taught us everything we needed to know about candle making. Her knowledge is outstanding and we spent the morning learning about scents, wax, wicks, how to burn candles properly and so much more. Coffee and cake was an added bonus. If you love candles like I do, please go along to Kerry's workshop and make a candle that now only smells good but looks great. I'll be back!
Katy Thierens - - #11331
Had a fabulous informative morning at Kerry's candle making workshop. Learnt lots about candle making technique, scents and how to burn candles properly.
Kerry is a fantastic teacher and I would highly recommend this class.
Christine Tait - - #11328
This was a fabulous morning making and learning about candles. It was so informative and very relaxed in Kerry's kitchen. Coffee and cake were plentiful and we all came away with our hand made candles each with it's own scent. Would highly recommend this course.
Susan - - #11311
What a lovely way to spend a morning! Kerry was so knowledgeable, we learnt so much about candle making. It all happened in relaxed and homely atmosphere, with lovely homemade cake half way through.
Carolyn - - #11309
Great way to spend an enjoyable morning in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Good fun and very interesting and informative not only making, but also learning about candles etc. Definitely recommend it.
Fiona - - #11307
Course was great. Lovely setting, quality products, fun and informative....and the cake was fab too. Just the right number of people to make you feel at ease.
Victoria Tait - - #11291
I loved this class!! Kerry was lovely and made it feel relaxed and friendly but at the same time was so knowledgeable and great at teaching.
I can't wait to go back for the mixing course.
Fiona Hughes - - #11267
Really enjoyed my morning at Kerry's candle making workshop.
Kerry was so friendly and welcoming.
She is very knowledgeable about her candles.
I loved every bit of it and thoroughly enjoyed making my own candle and pine cone firefighters. Meet some lovely people on the course too.
Thank you for a great day.
Tracey McIntosh - - #11265
Absolutely loved Kerry's soy wax candle making course and can thoroughly recommend it to others. The location is idyllic - picture perfect stone cottages in a quiet rural village - and Kerry has a lovely warm welcoming manner. The workshop itself was well paced, hands on, well organised (all equipment set out at each table place) and interactive. Really interesting and lots of fun. Go with a friend, escape the usual Saturday morning routine and enjoy.
Nicola Gordon - - #11224
What a lovely way to spend a few hours. Thoroughly enjoyed learning the art of candle making and the science behind it and enjoying making my own. Kerry welcomes you in to the heart of her home and is very passionate about what she does.
If you are looking to get in to candle making or would just like to spend a few hours doing something for yourself I would absolutely recommend this. Plus - you get some homemade cake and a lovely candle to take home!
Laura - - #11148
This course is excellent and I would definitely recommend whether you are looking for a morning of fun or to learn a new skill!
My mum and I had a wonderful Saturday morning...the workshop was so informative, yet full of fun and the home baking was an added bonus and not to mention the warm delivery!
Justine and Maureen - - #11141
My sister and I had a lovely morning with Kerry learning to make candles. There was a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere . Kerry gave good information and full notes of how to make soy wax candles. Delicious hot chocolate and home made cake were an unexpected bonus! I would definitely recommend the workshop - enjoyable and informative. Thankyou Elspeth
Elspeth Gibb - - #11116
Shannon and I were visiting Edinburgh for the weekend from Kent and fancied doing something different, so we booked a candle making workshop, well we was not disappointed, we had a great time, learnt loads about the different candles and wicks, but most of all loved how welcoming Kerry was into her wonderful home, as entering she made us feel like one of the family, Would highly recommend if anyone wants to have a go at candle making, then Kerry is the one. Thank you so much for making part of our weekend a very enjoyable one.
Julie & Shannon - - #11115
I had such a lovely morning at Kerry's candle making workshop. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly with lots of laughs but we also all learnt a great deal as Kerry's knowledge is second to none. I was so impressed by the way she ran the workshop ensuring that we all came away having made our own bespoke candle and scented fire lighters. Delicious hot chocolate and home made cake were an unexpected bonus! We'll definitely be back and I would recommend the workshop as a fantastic and fun activity for all!
Frances Bell - - #10965
What a totally lovely morning I had at Kerry's candle making workshop yesterday. We were greeted with the most delicious hot chocolate with a lovely hint of orange, had a lovely chat and then got stuck into all this soy wax, wicks, scents and trimming. Once we have our candles blended and cooling out came coffee and yummy home made cake. It was such a soothing and relaxing way to spend a morning with friends. We then make scented fire lighters. Kerry's workshop was a total treat and her range of candles is fab. We'll be back again no doubt.
Sorcha O'Connor - - #10890
What a great morning I had attending Kerry's workshop in the beautiful village of Temple learning the art of candle making! Kerry is lovely and so knowledgable about every aspect of candle making and candle care and she has inspired me to start making my own soy candles at home. She has a beautiful range of her own candles available to buy with the most amazing scents. Oh, and the home made cake and coffee was a real treat! I highly recommend Kerry's workshop to anyone who loves candles or as a gift voucher for creatives types.
Belinda Graham - - #10874
Kerrylyn has an amazing gift - not only informative in her chosen craft but as a hostess she was warm and welcoming. Her knowledge and attention to detail could not be faulted and I will be delighted to join her in 2018 for her scent blending workshop. I've now lit my candle from the class after letting it cure and I'm amazed at the result.
Lovely way to spend a morning. X
Eileen - - #10873
I went to Kerrylyn's Can to Candle workshop this morning ,with a group of friends which I would recommend as I learned and laughed so much . I will most definitely choose my candles with greater care and to "trim my wick "frequently . I'm not naturally creative but I learned so much about types of wax and oils and how to burn a candle effectively and I loved the whole experience of making my own candle to bring home. I bought another starter pack and several unique gifts and would highly recommend this course !!!!
Hilary Cartwright - - #10865
What a fabulous morning, Kerry was so friendly and knowledgeable about all things "candles", the whole set up was beautifully done. Came away with a gorgeous candle to use at Christmas and some lovely scented firelighters. Really recommend the course :-)
Elaine Sutherland - - #10861
I spent a wonderful 3 hours learning all about candle making with Kerrylyn. Workshop is held in her wonderful kitchen around a fantastic country table. So homely, warm and friendly. She has a natural gift to make you feel relaxed in her home. Really fun activity to bring out your creative side, made me feel like a young girl at school again doing arts and crafts. Great to learn all the tricks of the candle making which Kerrylyn has learnt through trial and error over the years. Highly recommend this workshop, I will definitely be back to attend another one and in the meantime I will be practising my candle making skills !!
Thanks again Kerrylyn for a wonderful workshop !
Lynn McFadyen - - #10834
Kerry was a great host. She made everyone feel so welcome. she was very informative about her technique in making the candles. I would certainly recommend anyone thinking of taking a candle making course, to book one of Kerry's classes. It was truly a great experience.
caroline shields - - #10832
What a great workshop. A relaxing morning chatting whilst making a candle and firelighters. Kerry makes you feel at home as soon as you step into her home. The hot chocolate and cake were fantastic!
I left with my beautiful candle and box of firelighters that I had made and kits to make some candles at home.
Do the workshop you will not regret it! I will go back to do another workshop in the new year!
Sarah Paterson - - #10828
What a great workshop and host. Kerry was nothing but fabulous and knowledgeable, I came home full of ideas and newly learnt knowledge about candles and candle making. I couldn't fault the class at all as she had all the details perfect down to personalised name tags at the seats and the seriously good cake!
Can't wait for the scent blending class next year!
Megan - - #10773
I had such a fantastic time yesterday on the candle making workshop. I found it very informative and fun and I definitely have developed a new interest in candle making. Thank you Kerry for such a warm welcome and a wonderful, interesting and fun morning. I can’t wait for the diffuser and scent blending workshop next year!
Rebekah Cochrane - - #10767
I had a lovely morning a few weeks ago at Kerry's candle making course, so informative very friendly and relaxed, we even had lovely coffee and cake!! Would highly recommend this course.
audrey halliday - - #10747
Had a truly wonderful time at Kerry's candle making workshop. I bought this gift as a present for Mum and both thoroughly enjoyed it! Such a lovely welcoming space, there was a great mix of other guests there - some in groups, some alone.
Learned so much about candles and the dos and don'ts - and have certainly picked up the bug for making homemade gifts.
Will be back to bring new friends to share the experience :)
Robyn and Nesta Gilliland - - #10741
I had a fabulous morning earlier this week with Kerry at Can to Candle learning all about making soy candles and I met some other lovely ladies there too. I can thoroughly recommend Kerry's candle workshop (and the homemade hot chocolate and cake too!). I'm itching to get started on some Christmas gifts.
Karen Moyle - - #10740
Had a lovely morning on this workshop. Learnt lots about candles and scents and got lovely coffee and cake to boot too!
Carrie kintore - - #10709
I had a wonderful morning this morning with Kerry at her candle making course in her beautiful home. Kerry is a wonderful host and it was clear we all had a great time. She shared a lot of her expertise and tips and we came away with the lovely scented candle and Christmas scented pine cone fire lighters we made. We also indulged in delicious hot chocolate and tea and cake. Such a lovely way to spend a morning! I would recommend this course to anyone and I suspect all the folk there this morning will be back when she starts her diffuser course! Thank you Kerry.
Barbara - - #10708
Wow what a lovely morning I had today with Kerry at her workshop and had such fun making my own candle and pine-cone firelighters. I learnt lots of new information about the process of not only making candles but tips on the best way to burn them.
I'd highly recommend if you get the opportunity to book either yourself in or get a group of friends together for a friendly and welcoming time with a fabulous host.
Louise Young - - #10703
I had such a lovely morning at Kerry's workshop today and learned so much about candles from wax, fragrance, how to burn them properly and most importantly how to make my own! Kerry created a fun and relaxed atmosphere and made some delicious cake too - I'd highly recommend this workshop!
Rachel Main - - #10402
Had a lovely morning making candles with Kerry. I learnt a lot about how to make the most of burning a candle to its full potential, and how to spot the good ones! Kerry also made a cake that catered for my dairy free needs which was much appreciated and delicious. Definitely recommend this workshop. Thank you!
Beth - - #10400
Had a Lovely Morning in Temple on the Candle making workshop. Kerry made me welcome from the start (emails) and gave a lovely warm welcome as I entered her home then a 'Grand' cup of tea. Kerry is very informative about candle making and even told us about her 'mishaps' in the beginning of her journey. I was able to mingle with others who were there and choose the scent I wanted for my own candle from her amazing collection of scents. After blending the scent and wax together and pouring this in to the tin we had a a slice of yummy cake and another cup of tea.
I had a lovely morning and would highly recommend this course to anyone. I was even able to buy a starter kit (or two) and some fragrances to make some more candles.
Kerry, Thank You and look forward to seeing you again for the next one!
Anne Mather - - #10399
This is the first course I've been on after a very long term illness. Kerry made me feel very welcome and relaxed. She took into account that I'm hard of hearing and placed me closest to her. She is a wonderful teacher and host. Although I knew some of the information about making candles, Kerry provided so much more during this course. She also gave me the confidence to try to make candles by myself which is a big step for me. She has instilled a passion within me to go and produce candles and that there will be mistakes made but that's ok, all part of the learning. For the first time in many years I feel excited and I can't wait to start poring my own candles in the Highlands. Kerry, you're a wonderful lady and I can't thank you enough x xx
Heather Reid - - #10240
What a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Kerry is a natural host; warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable about her craft.
Kerry's beautiful home was the perfect location for the workshop and she made us all feel so welcome even providing the most delicious homemade scones and fresh coffee.
I learnt so much about candles that I never knew before. The course made me realise that they are require a lot more care than perhaps most of us give them.
It was great to share the morning with a lovely bunch of people and really interesting to see all the different amazing5 scents everyone chose for their very own hand poured candle. I can't wait to light mine - currently following the candle making rules and letting it 'cure' for seven days!
I would wholeheartedly recommend this course and wish Kerry every success.
Kerry Thomson - - #10216
Enjoyed a lovely morning at Kerrilyn's candle making workshop on 21st August 2017. Very informative with lots to learn, but in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Can't wait to light my candle! Would highly recommend this workshop. Thank you Kerrilyn.
Bernadette Wardrop - - #10211
Had a lovely morning at Kelly's home. Learning all about candle making. There was a lot more to it than I expected. Learning all about the wax and how to scent it ,as well as how to burn a candle the right way, Never knew there was so much science behind it! Don't let that put you off , everything is explained in a very relaxed atmosphere, Very open and friendly. Plus the home baking is a bonus. Any one looking to learn candle making, This is a great place to start.
Thanks Kelly for a lovely morning
Marion Higgins - - #10154
Had a lovely morning at Kerry's candle making workshop. Very informative course. I was amazed how much thought and science goes into the art of candle making! Fab friendly atmosphere in Kerry's beautiful home. We had delicious scones and jam with tea which was also a delight. Can't wait for my next week. The only disappointment (in a very tongue in cheek way!) is having to wait a week before burning my delicious smelling candle! I would recommend this course to anyone and will definitely be doing so!
Rebecca Gray - - #10151
Really interesting Workshop. Kelly is very knowledgable, entertaining and keen to share her enthusiasm for beautiful candles.
Would definitely recommend this course. Kelly, the scones were delicious and Fireside is my fragrance!!
Rosemary & Martin - - #10150
This was a birthday present from my Mum that we did together. Never thought learning about candles could be so much fun and that there was a right way to burn them. Lovely morning with a fantastic host in Kerry and a great group. Not to mention the amazing homemade lemon drizzle cake. Would thoroughly recommend the workshop. Thank you Kerry!
Jayne & Val Muir - - #9398
Most enjoyable experience. More to candle making than I would have guessed. Learned about 'melts'. Kerry taught us in a very friendly and relaxed manner. Met lots of nice people. Had most amazing gluten free lemon cake with my coffee. Lots of lovely products to buy. Highly recommend this experience.
Rona Paterson - - #9394
A great course! High quality candles are the end result of a fun and informative class! I absolutely cannot wait to use my new goodies!
Jen McDowall - - #9393
A really interesting and enjoyable workshop. Really enjoyed my morning and Kerry a lovely lady and very easy to get along with. Nice to meet other participants as well. Would thoroughly recommend it to everyone
Jean McCluskie - - #9370
This is a wonderful workshop to attend. Had a truly lovely time. Kerry is a lovely host and teacher.
Made our own candle which we got to take home and all the information needed to make our own candles at home, either for a hobby or a new business adventure.
I would highly recommend this workshop. Also the homemade scones with jam and cream are to die for.
Shirley watson - - #9348
Fantastic way to spend a morning, learning a new skill in a relaxed and friendly space, meeting new people and learning that there is much more to candle making than you think!! Bring home your own candle and the chance to buy a kit to make candles at home and lots of other fab products. The new melts are genius!!
Sandy, Temple - - #9344
Had a fantastic day candle making with Kerry. I went on my own and met 5 lovely ladies. The atmosphere was relaxed and Kerry couldn't of been more informative! Who knew candle making was such a science. Can't wait until my candle has cured to get it lit, it smells AMAZING!
Jenna Hamilton - - #9343
Just had a lovely morning with Kerry and other fellow candle making enthusiasts. Very informative with loads of info as Kerry is an excellent tutor. After making our own candle there was a choice of home baking together with some of Kerry's other products to purchase.
Ginny Cochran - - #9336
I had no idea what to expect when I was given a voucher for this workshop for mothers day. It turned out to be a wonderful experience. We received a warm welcome and refreshments from our host before entering the realms of candlemaking. I could never have anticipated how much was involved. The information was delivered in a relaxed atmosphere with freely flowing questions from the group. Kerry provided all the answers to all the questions you have about the candles you buy that maybe don’t burn the way you expect! We all got to choose our scent and make our own candle. and came away with a handout with all the information we needed to do it all ourselves at home. We were treated to lovely home made scones (fresh out the oven) mid morning which we all enjoyed and I got to meet some lovely people.
Great fun, would highly recomend
Linda Mitchell - - #9076
This is a brilliant workshop and Kerry is a fab teacher. It was a lovely atmosphere and Kerry's home is a beautiful and relaxing setting to be in. Really enjoyed the day and came away with a great insight into the world of candle making as well as my own lovely candle. Would love to do again, and highly recommend. The small group setting works really well and you can ask as many questions as you like. Great day :)
Lesley - - #9066
This was a great workshop. Kerry was very informative about candle making telling us about her personal experience. Kerry is a really friendly host. When making the candles Kerry had a really lovely selection of fragrances to choose from. I really had a great time and can't wait to burn my candle! Would highly recommend this workshop.
Lucie - - #9065
A fantastic morning was had by all. Very relaxing, informative and great fun! Can't wait to burn my candle and get some scents to start making my own. Would highly recommend.
Nicola - - #9063
Lovely way to spend a morning - the whole workshop was very well organised, Kerry makes you feel very welcome in her home and is a great teacher! Small group, very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and find out all about candle making while making your own to take home. Really enjoyed it and will definitely recommend to others!
Fiona - - #9047
Who knew there was so much to candle making?! An excellent and very informative course about making soy wax candles. Kerry was very knowledgeable about her craft and made us feel welcome in her home, providing us with gorgeous refreshments during the course. We came away having made our own fragranced candle - a lovely reminder of a morning well spent. An excellent Mother' s day gift!!
Pat Gordon - - #9021
Totally loved Kerry's candle making workshop.. really good fun and loved the finished article. Also really enjoyed meeting all the people at the workshop a great combination of different characters were doing the course. Temple is a lovely place and kerrys kitchen is the perfect location- amazing scones too - highly recommended!!
Lindsay - - #8899
Had a wonderful morning, with a lovely group of girls, discovering the science behind candles and candle making. Kerry was very informative and talked us through how she began to make candles and the simple things you can use around the home to make them. We then each picked a scent and made our own candle. This workshop was well worth the money and highly recommended.
Gem C - - #8719
Going to this workshop with my two grown-up daughters was such fun. Kerry is such a delightful, friendly and informative person and you couldn't fail to feel at home in her beautiful house. I would highly recommend attending this workshop!
Christina Southcott - - #8568
What a fabulous way to spend a morning, in beautiful surroundings and amazing fragrances. Kerry is so warm and inviting, it was truly a joy to be on her course.
Kitty - - #8555
The perfect Way to spend a Saturday morning, Kerry is warm and friendly from The moment she opens the door to you into her beautiful home. I certainly learnt a lot and came away feeling really positive.
Shian henderson - - #8540
Kerry provides an excellent morning learning how to make candles. She is lovely, friendly and answered everyone's questions. I left with a beautiful candle and the confidence to make my own at home. We also had lovely home made scones and a cuppa what more could you want from a Saturday morning! I would highly recommend, I went by myself but it would be great to go with friends as well.
Kayleigh McGeachan - - #8529
A fantastic workshop full of information and fun! Kerry explained clearly the different types of waxes, oils and of course gave us the chance to make our own "can to candle" product. I took my teenage daughter and we both had a lot of fun, hopefully a new hobby we can both share! Kerry was a first class teacher (and her scones were yummy too!)
Eona Beveridge - - #8528
What a fabulous way to spend a morning; surrounded by candles, fragrances and good company. Kerry generously shares her knowledge, experiences and expertise as a candlemaker in the relaxing atmosphere of her beautiful kitchen. A warm welcome awaits anyone who is interested in learning the process of candle-making and by making one yourself to take away, you get to make the experience last that little while (actually quite a long while as you will be using soy wax to make your candles!) longer. I can highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to start a new hobby or who is just looking for a little bit of quality "me" time. Thank you Kerry for a great morning and I look forward to seeing your business go from strength to strength. x
Sally Simmers - - #8525
Really interesting and enjoyable morning! I loved my final product, so excited to take my candle home....
Susan muir - - #8121
Had a super morning with Kerry. What a fabulous Christmas present from my lovely friend Anna. I had no idea what to expect and it was wonderful. Kerry really knows her stuff is super friendly and it was a pure pleasure to learn from her. The group were lovely. Such a lovely way to spend a morning. I have already recommended it to some friends.
Shirley Macfarlane - - #7261
Had a great morning at Kerry's workshop, loved pouring my own candle and making pine cone firelighters. Interesting session that was relaxed and very friendly, scones were a bonus. Also learned lots about the 'science' of candle burning
Emma C - - #6681
Wonderful course! A really fun, informative and relaxing way to spend a Saturday morning. Kerry was a super teacher and would definitely recommend!!!
Patsy McGurk - - #6664
What a fab course and an even wonderful teacher. Learnt so much about the candle world, in lovely surroundings and a very relaxed and friendly environment. Highly recommended
Claire Hedley - - #6619
I had a fantastic time at the course. Kerry's passion for candles shines through. I learnt so much about candles, it's not just about striking a match
Would thoroughly recommend this course I came alone but met some wonderful new people and left with my own candle which I am very proud of
Jacqui Atamer - - #6524
A natural host and story teller,Kerry makes you feel welcome from start to finish.Her genuine enthusiasm for her products shines through as she takes you through the process of making soy wax candles and I was amazed at how much she managed to fit in, in a fairly short period of time. Kerry is very generous in sharing her knowledge and giving lots of hints and tips for candle making success.
The workshop was conducted in a really relaxed but extremely professional manner , the group size was just right and it was lovely to meet up with and have a wee blether with new people over candle wax and home made scones - not at the same time of course!
Great value for money and a fantastic feeling leaving with a beautiful fragranced candle made by ME !
Thank you Kerry.
Donna Adam - - #6242
Had a great Saturday morning with Kerry we learnt how to make candles and the way you should burn them .I thought you lit them and that was it but it's not.Would recommend it.
Creena Dalling - - #6239
We had a great morning at the course. Came away confident in making more at home. I thought it was really good value for money in a lovely kitchen! Kerry was great at giving us instructions and trying to keep us lot under control which she managed well! Looking forward to the next one.
Shona Hamilton - - #6207
This Candlemaking workshop is really fun and interesting. Kerry is a delightful host and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. I came all the way from London to do this Course and I can't recommend it enough. I always have to buy around thirty gifts at Christmas so by doing this course I will save myself a lot of money as the candles not only smell devine but look very professional.
Jemma Allett - - #6144
Had a wonderful morning at Temple on the candle making workshop! Kerry was very knowledgable about soy wax candle making. We learnt so much about technique,the do's and dont's of candle making and even some basic skills about how to burn a candle! Kerry is such a natural at bringing people together, whilst teaching us the basic skills of candle making. Mid morning while waiting for the candles to set we had coffee and homemade scones and got to know the other people at the workshop.
I had a fun morning, a few laughs and brought a candle home and a starter pack to make another one!
I would highly recommend this workshop!
Adrienne Whitham - - #6142
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Course Start DatesWednesday 6th June 2018
Saturday 9th June 2018
Sunday 17th June 2018
Monday 9th July 2018
Sunday 15th July 2018
Saturday 25th August 2018
Sunday 26th August 2018
Monday 27th August 2018
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Suitable for stag and hen dos
- Teen friendly
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