Container candlemaking course with afternoon tea



Do you want to learn a new skill? Then join us for a fun and informative workshop in container candle making at Crafters Cottage just outside Holmfirth.

Learn how to make exquisite gifts for family & friends. Brides & bridesmaids learn how to make your own wedding decorations & favours. Or maybe you would like to start your own artisan business? Whatever the reason, you are very welcome to join us for an informative and fun workshop in the heart of the Summer Wine Country. Take home all the items you have made and finish off with a fabulous inclusive afternoon tea.

Course Content:
- Introduction to candle-making
- Overview of the different types of wax, wicks, dyes, fragrances and candles and containers.
- You will learn how to melt wax, add dyes, fragrance oils and wicks to make a selection of container candles and wax melts .
Candle in a tin, Candle in a jar, tea lights and wax tarts/melts/ fragranced snap bars, hanging wax fresheners with botanicals
- Also learn the technique of printing your own images onto pillar candles to make bespoke gifts.
- Troubleshooting your candles
- Learn how to create and print your own bespoke labels
- Finish your candles off with beautiful packaging and decorations
- Health & Safety and legislation on CLP labelling
- How to keep effective and compliant records of candle batches

Students take home their own candle creations (candle in a jar, candle in a tin, tea lights, a bag of wax melts a fragranced snap bar, Hanging wax scenters and a printed pillar candle.) Plus user guide to enable them to recreate other candles at home

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All equipment and materials are included. Students will be able to take home the 4 items they have made.

We also include a hearty afternoon tea/coffee which will be served in individual picnic hampers and includes, various sandwiches, and a selection of cakes, fruit and yoghurt. We can cater for all dietary requirements.


Julie Lindsay at Crafters Cottage Holmfirth


1 Church Street
West Yorkshire

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


4 hours (10:30am to 3:00pm)

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Helen - - #34994

I booked the candle making course as a birthday surprise and was not disappointed. Julie is a welcoming friendly host who puts you at ease right from the word go. We made some lovely candles and melts and learnt a lot thanks to Julie's extensive knowledge. We also left rather full due to lovely afternoon tea provided.
Thanks Julie for a lovely day. Perfect!

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Georgia - - #31248

First of all the cottage is in the most idyllic location, which just sets the tone for the day. Jules was extremely welcoming and even under the strange new normal of covid related restrictions, we felt extremely safe and comfortable in the workshop room. I am looking to start selling candles in the future and so was hoping to learn everything I needed to know to give me the confidence to start - and Julie did not disappoint! She shared all of the essentials, but also so many extra hints and tips for the perfect candle - even how to keep spend per candle to a minimum for maximum profitability and which suppliers to use for what! Myself and my step mum had such a fun day and it definitely gave me the confidence to come home and continue building on the skills I had learnt. Thanks so much and we will be back again I'm sure!

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Laura - - #28642

Loved my time doing the candle making course here - Julie and Janet really looked after us and it was interesting as well as fun. So happy with all my creations I got to take home with me, and they all smell incredible. The lunch spread was also brilliant, so make sure you go hungry!

A brilliant course, and also the shop was lovely - make sure you have a look around for some things to buy too. Thanks so much ladies x

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Fiona - - #27502

I really enjoyed this course. The setting was really lovely, great welcome and fun and productive day. Julie is so knowledgeable about her subject, and patient and generous and funny too. Recommended to anyone from those who want to set up a candle making business to those who want to dabble and have a go.
Thank you.

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Ann Kilvert - - #23621

Hi Julie, a big thank you from myself and daughters Jackie and Liz who had the pleasure of joining your candle making course on July 20th. Your welcome was so warm and friendly, putting everyone at ease, felt I had known you for ages! The thought, details, and little extras that Julie puts into it all is outstanding. Special thanks to Janet also for fabulous lunch, Betty's teashop better watch out !! And not forgetting Julie's husband for lift to the station. Many thanks. 10/10

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Jackie - - #23618

I attended this course with my mum and sister and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Jools was an excellent teacher - she is friendly, funny and approachable. We learnt how to make several different candles and we took everything we had made home in lovely packaging. The afternoon tea was wonderful - there was lots of it and it was delicious - thank you Janet! I cannot recommend this course enough - it was a lovely day out and we are all keen to book another course. Thanks also to Ian who very kindly took us the train station at the end of a superb day!

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Gabrielle - - #22885

Can I just say I've enjoyed my first candle making experience so much, an absolutely fantastic venue and first class hospitality. But wouldn't expect anything less from Julie and Janet who have a lovely Yorkshire welcome. On the course today we had a giggle and thoroughly great time. Would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to have a great day out and learning the skill of how to make candles. Fantastic value for money .
Can't thank Julie and Janet enough , I'll be back on another one of your courses in the very near future x

p.s The lunch was very nice too.

Gabrielle - 4 hours ago - #22878

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Simon and Shirl Taylor - - #22731

We attended the course on Saturday 8 June, 2019. We had had to cancel the one we were initially booked on in May due to illness but Jools kindly swapped us to a later date. The venue was very easy to find, the cottage was absolutely lovely - a fantastic place to do all that Jools and Janet do. Jools and Janet really friendly, nothing was too much trouble, they shared their ideas and experience. The learning opportunity was fantastic - lots of information and hands on experience and you got to keep the candles and wax melts that you made. Everyone really friendly, a relaxed and informal environment and quite therapeutic. We had a lovely afternoon tea served to us. All in all, I would strongly recommend this course. Absolute value for money and had a great time.

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DEBORAH - - #22664

Enjoyable and inspiring day learning a new skill
Lovely teacher, delicious lunch and pretty setting.
Well done both and good luck in your new Crafters cottage.

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Cheryl Harrison - - #22126

A lovely day spent learning how to make candles, it ran at a nice pace so was also relaxing but we still managed to make so many candles to take home. Afternoon tea was delicious too! All in all a great day, good value for money and a few laughs along the way. Thanks Julie and Janet, I'm sure you'll see me again on one of your other courses x

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Sally Boyton - - #21955

Had a fabulous day at Crafters Cottage with Julie and Judith learning to make candles with my best friend. The venue in Honley is beautiful and quirky and we were warmly welcomed on arrival. Julie is a friendly, patient and informative teacher - she shares lots of tips about the production process and details on how to purchase your own materials plus things to consider if you plan to create a small business. Afternoon tea was delicious and a lovely touch to break up the learning process - we even had time to pop next door to a little clothes shop in the break. Overall, an enjoyable and good value for money course. Thanks Julie and Judith for a wonderful, care-free day.

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Indhu Sharma - - #21741

Was gifted the course for my birthday and totally loved it! Lots of interesting information and tips given in a friendly and patient atmosphere. Chuffed with the candles we made and really enjoyed myself. Thank you :-)

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Aman - - #21712

Loved the candle making course. Host was lovely and explained things with loads of patience.

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Linden Smith - - #21509

Thoroughly recommend this great course. It was set at exactly the right pace and we learnt skills that we could take away and use again. It was great fun and very friendly. The afternoon tea was ideal. We came away with our little bags having had a lovely enjoyable time and learnt a new skill.

Anyone looking for a candle making course - go for it - you will not be disappointed.

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Stella O'Donnell - - #21426

We had a great day, and Jools was very informative and helpful. She made the day special with her warm personality, and the afternoon tea was lovely and there was plenty of it. I would highly recommend this course it was very inspiring.

A big thank you for a fabulous day.

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Stephanie brankin - - #20390

Warm welcome from Jools. Well organised in every aspect and well explained. Plentiful and lovely afternoon tea and a really friendly atmosphere. We learnt loads and made loads. Would thoroughly recommend this course. We hope to join Jools again for her other craft courses in the near future.
Stef and Sharon.

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Jordan and Nikki - - #20368

An amazing experience, me and partner thoroughly enjoyed our time, made a plethora of different candles and Julie was an awesome teacher. Learnt a lot and will look to make our own candles soon (perhaps even start a new business...) Thank you Julie, will recommend to other friends!

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Nicola Mitchell - - #20204

What a great day. Such a relaxed course but packed with information and tips. We came away with loads of things and this was followed up with an email with further info. Family and friends were very impressed. Julie and her helper were so pleasant and made the day fun as well as imparting their knowledge. The afternoon tea was much more than we expected. I would recommend without hesitation, great value for money.

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Sam and Nikki - - #20157

A wonderful day thanks Julie to you and your team! Your course was fun and friendly and we learned some new skills too! The tea was a nice touch and extremely good value. This course was a Christmas pressie from my daughter and I would highly recommend it for all. Thanks again, we will be keeping in touch through the business.

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Gayle Baxter - - #18379

Julie and team, thank you for an absolutley fantastic day, I learned so much, and laughed all day. Afternoon tea was amazing and nothing was too much trouble (endless pots of tea come to mind). I can't recommend this course highly enough, everybody was very relaxed and informal, Julie and Kay were amazing tutors. The price of the course was worth every penny and I can't wait to put what I learned into practice. xxx

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Tracey Doyle - - #18199

I have just done the candle making course today and I have to say WOW,absolutely loved it,Julie is not only professional and very knowledgeable about anything and everything that you need to know about candle making but is also lovely and fun to be around,couldn't ask for a better teacher,there were nothing she didn't know or do to make it a special day,got to take home everything that I made,great for Christmas presents and the afternoon tea was to die for.Thanks again Julie for a great day

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Pippa - - #17139

We had a fantastic time on the candle making course. Julie was really friendly and made everyone feel relaxed. I came away feeling like I had learned a lot, as well as having had a lot of fun. I'd definitely recommend it.

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Carol Rymer - - #17087

Had a wonderful day learning about the techniques of making candles, fragrances and wicks. The afternoon tea was delightful and it was such a warm and friendly environment. Had so much fun, would definitely recommend it to others. My mum and me really enjoyed it. Thank you for a great day!

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Hayley Matthews - - #15258

I had a lovely time on the candle making course, Jools was so warm and friendly which makes a big difference when you're on your own. The course was great I learnt so much and can't wait to put it into practice. The morning flew by and before I knew it it was lunch time. The afternoon tea served by Jools and her husband was gorgeous. The experience was well worth the £65 cost and I would highly recommend the course. 10/10

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Gordon Menhennet - - #15257

This is the second course that I have attended, the first being the cold process soap making course and all I can say is that this is a really fun and informative course spent with lovely people and a host who is both knowledgeable and passionate about her craft. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who would like to spend a day in a beautiful setting learning something creative. This makes a fantastic gift that you will remember for years to come.

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Lisa Carlson - - #15241

Fantastic! Really enjoyed this course learning about candle making. Took home lots of beautiful candles made on the day. It was relaxed, friendly and fun. Also, picked up lots of tips and it was great to learn from others in the group as well. Thanks Julie.

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Helen Stannard - - #13609

Absolutely brilliant, the candle making course was excellent. Julie and Janet were wonderful, didn’t realise how interesting and relaxing it was learning about candles. Everything was explained clearly, Julie talked us through everything and it was so enjoyable I’m coming back again to do another one.
The day was fabulous, even better was the added bonus of afternoon tea with delicious sandwiches and cream cakes.
Would highly recommend anyone coming along and doing this course.

Thank you again Julie

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Angela walklate - - #13594

I attended this candle making course with afternoon tea on 10th of March and was extremely impressed with everything from Julie and Janet to the actual candle making, the ladies were full of information and advise, afternoon tea was exceptional and the group of ladies and gentlemen were very friendly, all making for a fabulous day, would highly recommend this. Thank you

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Gail - - #13589

We had a fun day making Candles, I would highly recommend this course to anyone. We made different candles which we took home with us to enjoy and the afternoon tea was amazing too. Plus great hand outs to take home, and since the course Julie even sent us label templates to print at home. Can't wait to get making at home now.

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Sonia Campbell - - #13528

Fantastic day, Julie and Kay are very knowledgeable and we learned lots from them. Can't wait to try my new skills at home. Lovely afternoon tea. Would definitely recommend xx

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Craig Patrick - - #13313

Me and my partner had a really great time and learnt some new skills, we've been making our own candles ever since!

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Mkala - - #12951

What a wonderful lady
I had so much fun it was a very relaxed atmosphere and definitely worth every penny to be fair it was very cheap for the information and the products we made and to include afternoon tea.... I'm shocked at how anyone can make a profit on this.
The afternoon tea was beautiful and looks amazing
Unfortunately my candles I made didn't get home as family took them lol they looked professional
Thanks so much for the day I really had a blastxxx

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Audrey Caine - - #12933

I had yet another lovely day in the company of Julie and co. Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge yet again candle making. Thoroughly recommend a fun Saturday learning fun things with Julie and co. in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone wanting to start a business or new hobby. Thank you Julie and co.

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Hannah Shepherd - - #12577

I had a great day in a lovely, laid back and fun day. The instructor was really friendly and had lots of tips for making candles cheaply at home. I came away with five candles and lots of tips. Brilliant day.

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Sally Coulter - - #12568

This was an informative course in a very relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Julie shared all her obvious skills in candle making and we came away with everything we needed to carry on by ourselves. The afternoon tea was fabulous. A really good way to spend a Saturday!

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Guy Keough - - #12552

A genuinely excellent course. Julie was really friendly and knowledgable, and the afternoon tea was excellent. I would highly recommend this course.

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Moji Sobowale - - #12522

I really enjoyed this course! As somebody who loves candles but didn't have the foggiest about how to make them, I found the course a really good introduction. The afternoon tea was tasty and plenty some. Julie was very down to earth, warm and knowledgeable! Highly recommend.

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Soph - - #11964

Really enjoyed the workshop, which was time and money well spent for me. I went on my own as did others and everyone seemed to mix well, and of all ages. Lovely host, informative and you get to make and take home lot's of lovely candles and get crafty. The afternoon tea came at the right time and was very nice. Thanks

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Alison - - #10897

Really enjoyed this class. Julie is great fun and really informative. As complete novices we got some great tips and are looking forward to making lots more candles. The afternoon tea was lovely and the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. Would recommend anyone to give it a go

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Maggie - - #10876

Had such a lovely day and learnt so much, feel ready to start my micro business now. Julie is very informative has lots of tips and tricks and is a very welcoming host. The Afternoon tea is fab. A fun informative day that I am certain will be of great benefit to my future plans.
Many thanks Julie

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Samantha Laidler - - #10875

This candle making course instructed by Julie was a fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable course. Julie is so easy to talk and so informative to your needs. This course is great if you want to start your own business or even if you just want to do it personally. The afternoon tea was delicious.
Thanks for making us welcome.

The Laidler's

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Helen Horrey - - #10863

This course was exactly what I was looking for. Julie is brilliant and knowledgeable. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to make professional looking candles. Materials supplied and Julie's tips were great. Afternoon tea was lovely too!

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Lucas - - #10637

Excellent course run by Julie, an incredibly friendly, helpful guide to candle making. The things covered on this course would be enough to put a person well on their way to candle making. Nice tea too!

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Rebecca Fairclough - - #10567

Well worth the drive down from Cumbria! Julie is really knowledgeable, a great tutor and a lovely host. My friend and I have been making candles since the course and hope to start selling some!

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Andrea - - #10520

Had a great day learning new skills. Made some beautiful candles and more importantly had great fun with the others on the course and a fantastic afternoon tea. Would thoroughly recommend this course.

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Sandra Antcliffe - - #9560

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Julie is a very informative and enthusiastic teacher. It was a really fun day and the afternoon tea was absolutely delicious .

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Sharon clements - - #9182

Had a lovely afternoon and learnt an awful lot in the space of a couple of hours.
Julie made it easy to follow. Lunch was lovely in a nice relaxed atmosphere. I would definitely recommend it to others who are thinking of learning a new hobby .

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Carol Rowatt - - #9098

Great day, very friendly, fun and informative and there was cake, what more could you ask for

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Container Candlemaking Course with Afternoon Tea - - #8813

What a lovely day. Julie gave us a warm welcome and then taught us different types of container candles followed by an amazing afternoon tea! Everyone got on well and chatted away.
Really lovely course would thoroughly recommend.

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Kim Crumpton - - #8812

A good day out, I really enjoyed myself, the afternoon tea was delicious. Julie and Maggie looked after us and it was good value for money.

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Laura - - #8808

Informal, informative fun day. Relaxed atmosphere. I went on my own but felt very much part of the overall group. Julie was a great trainer answered questions and gave recommendation, she ensured everyone was a having good time.

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Lisa Craven - - #8805

Thoroughly enjoyed the candle making workshop & afternoon tea that was bought for me by a friend for my birthday. What a fab outing , really friendly and informative. We designed some lovely creations to take home all hand crafted and decorated. Would highly recommend the course for a different day out or for a new career adventure.
Well done Julie.

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Diane Donnelly - - #8672

Booked the course to indulge in something creative - love candles and this course seemed like the perfect option to try something new. The course was fun, and gives an excellent overview to candle making. The course was very inspiring and has made me want to make candles, feeling I can now experiment with some expert knowledge. - The course comes with a lovley afternoon tea which adds to the overall experience! - would happily recommend to anyone considering a new hobby or wanting to starting up an Artisan Business.

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Ian Seager - - #8658

Given this course as a birthday present. Not sure what to expect, but pleasantly surprised. Received a warm welcome from Julie, Ian and the rest of the course members. The day was very informative and fun with an afternoon tea that was second to none! Well done, highly recommended!

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Kathy Wrigley - - #8635

Me and my friend came over from Blackpool to Huddersfield to attend the Candle Making Course. We found it really informative and very enjoyable. We couldn't quite believe what we actually made ourselves and gave us lots of food for thought. It was a lovely group and the Afternoon Tea was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our day out!! And the melts that we made smell wonderful!!

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Clare Lennon - - #8631

A really enjoyable class and fantastic afternoon tea!I would recommend the class. We learnt so much in a friendly fun class with a brilliant teacher

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Stacy - - #8349

This candle making course was brilliant. I enjoyed every minute.
Julie and Kay are absolutely lovely and taught me exactly what I wanted to know. They also provided lots of helpful tips and hints.
I've not stopped making candles since!

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Sarah - - #7956

I had an excellent time on the course.

Julie & Kay were welcoming, friendly & knowledgable. They made the session fun and their teaching style is memorable which is always good for recall at a later date.

The afternoon tea was delicious and I'd happily recommend the experience to my friends.

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Josie Gill - - #7758

Fantastic course. I learnt so much and took away 2 lovely candles and a bag of melts!! Julie and Kay were great, very knowledgeable and wonderful hosts. The afternoon tea was great too. I can't praise this course highly enough. It ticked every box for me. Thank you

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Sophie Lansbury - - #7607

Absolutely loved this candle making course!Wanted to do something a little different to what I have done before and I couldn't of made a better choice! Julie and Kay are lovely and made the course fun and welcoming!

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Gary Barker - - #7247

An excellent day highly recommended. I booked this for my partner who is obsessed with candles, we both loved it. Julie and Kay are fantastic, very knowledgable and friendly. The structure of the course is really good with enough time for everyone to ask questions and get 1:1 support. Afternoon tea was also lovely.
If you are reading this to consider booking, trust me and book it

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Kym Hindle - - #6347

I booked this course for my daughters family hen party and it was a fantastic choice! Julie and Kay were really welcoming and warm as well as being great teachers with lots of patience !! Our ages ranged from twenty something to seventy something yet it proved to be a brilliant experience and a lot of fun for everyone! We were taught how to make a range of different candles and were able to bring our own finished products home with us. Julie and Kay were very accommodating with our different dietary needs for the afternoon tea too. A great day had by all, my daughter the bride to be said her day was 'perfect'- thank you!xxxx

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Frances Fothergill - - #6002

Took my mum and sister on this course and we absolutely loved it! It was really informative and enjoyable. Learnt lots and can now start making at home for friends and family! Lovely tutors, lovely candles and a lovely afternoon tea to finish on! Perfect Saturday morning!

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Amanda Halpin - - #5842

This was a really informative and fun course. Julie was an excellent and knowledgeable tutor. I can now make beautiful candles for friends and family. Lovely afternoon tea in a great location in the centre of Holmfirth......what more can a girl ask for? xxxx

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nicola Spencer - - #5693

What a fabulous course and both Julie and Kay were so welcoming and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this course and also the afternoon tea was wonderful. Thanks so much

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Leah - - #5311

I would definitely recommend this course! Had a lovely day making candles and meeting new people, both Julie and Kay were very friendly and welcoming, and they certainly do know their stuff. Took a lot away from the day in terms of information and ideas - Thank you both for a great experience! :)

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Melanie Hope - - #5109

Attended this course with my husband and we both had a great time, even if his candles were better than mine.

Julie and Kay are great, they know their stuff and are more than willing to share all the insider secrets, I can't wait to get started at home.

We would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting a fun day out and a new skill.

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Jeanette Cook - - #5103

Really enjoyed this workshop.....lovely friendly people, relaxed atmosphere... Very informative and had loads of fun whilst learning the art of candle making...super afternoon tea too....thoroughly recommend......

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Andrew Currie - - #5088

Absolutely loved it. Great informal atmosphere and made to feel totally at ease. The tutors were extremely knowledgeable and answered all the questions thrown at them. I learnt a lot of how it should be done and also the things Not to do.
The whole day was very informative and I would definitely recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn about Candle making

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Eugene Kelly - - #5035

If you ever want to spend a day of fun and learning this is it,4 hours flew by and the course and trainers are brilliant,if you are serious or just want to have fun could not think of a better place to be,and the lunch is really good to,eugene

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Anne - - #4384

Thank you so much for a great day. Myself and my mum really enjoyed your course, such a lovely, relaxed introduction to candle making. Very informative and fun. Thank you so much for your help since the course as well. Thanks Anne

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Sayeeda Danyals - - #4324

Really enjoyed this candle making class, I learnt a lot, the teacher was really informative, gave loads of tips, I even rang her after to ask questions and she was happy to answer. The afternoon tea was the bees knees

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Trina Duncan - - #4098

Fabulous thank you. Keep me posted on any other courses you're running, thanks for a lovely informative day. x

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Janet Omelia - - #4096

I can highly recommend this course, very friendly teachers, in a relaxed, informal setting - no pressure! Great day learning a new skill, now need to put what I learnt into practice. Thanks Julie and Kay.

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