Introduction to Candlemaking

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Description

This workshop covers the basics of candlemaking across a variety of different candle types, and takes you through different styles, wicks and waxes to use. You’ll make and take home at least 8 candles, including moulded candles in different designs, tealights, floating candles, votives and rolled beeswax candles. You can choose your own colours and fragrance.

Enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, tea and biscuits, and get stuck into an addictive new hobby!

Suitable for complete beginners, you will be guided through every step by Wendy, owner of The Little Craftery, and life-long crafter.

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?

The workshop runs for approximately 2-2½ hours. Enjoy a chat with like minded people and learn some new skills!

All materials and refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are included in the price. You'll take home approximately 8 candles, and an information booklet.

Maker

Wendy Gwynn at The Little Craftery

Venue

The Little Craftery
3 Field Row
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1TD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

2 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Reviews

In-person course
Karen - - #35335

We had great fun making a variety of candles with Wendy. It was a lovely, relaxed morning and Wendy is a great teacher. There is a choice of colour and fragrance for your candles and we also made some using beeswax. The shop is full of other goodies too and we certainly came away with more than just candles!

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Steph B - - #35123

Very enjoyable, good atmosphere. Clear explanation of how to use the beeswax sheets, and then plenty of time to play around and make our own candles.

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Lisa - - #34958

We had such a fun morning making a variety of different candles with Wendy. Some were beeswax and others colourful and scented. It was a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and Wendy was a great teacher. We’ll definitely be signing up for some more workshops!

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Scotty h - - #34565

My 2 friends asnd I loved our afternoon making candles with Wendy yesterday. Wendy has all the technical know how if you want to make your own candles in the future, but is just as happy to guide you through the basics of making 5-6 candles during the session. A relaxed atmosphere, punctuated with tea and biscuits while the candles set. My favourite is a geranium one in a silver tin. A perfect session for friends or family and any age over about 12 I would estimate (check with Wendy!), given the use of hot wax. I am not remotely ‘craft-y’ but very much enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

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Kate Hurley - - #34427

My daughter and I had a lovely Sunday afternoon with Wendy learning how to makes all sorts of different types of candle using different methods. As others have said, Wendy is inifitely patient and explains things very well. We have now done a number of different courses at The Little Craftery, and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Thank you :-)

In-person course
Toni Risebro - - #34256

Another very enjoyable couple of hours with Wendy, learning about candle making. Wendy answered all my questions knowledgably and is infinitely patient. I came away with a selection of 4 candles and 4 tea lights and bought supplies to make some more. This is the second course I have done with Wendy and can thoroughly recommend her.

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ANGELA WOODGATE - - #34238

I did this workshop with my 2 daughters and we all enjoyed a relaxing and therapeutic experience, and we were pleased to have made a selection of different candles to take away with us. Thank you Wendy.

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Mary Finan - - #34097

Really enjoyed this candlemaking course, so much so that I am interested in carrying on making them at home. Wendy is a brilliant teacher with lots of patience. She takes time to explain everything and is willing to help if you get stuck with anything. I have done other courses with her, and have booked her Silk Paper Making course for the autumn.

In-person course
Angela - - #33975

Really lovely evening candle making … great teacher , encouraging and friendly .

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Suzzette Naylor - - #33524

I attended this class some while ago, and had a great time. Bought some more supplies and went and showed them at church, and at my annual get together with my sisters. (prior to covid)

Everyone I showed found it very easy, because thats the way Wendy shows you how to do it. Easily.

Good value too because you take home what you make.

In-person course
Jenny Mills - - #27634

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Friendly, relaxed, easy to follow and great instructions to take home (rather than having to take lots of notes!). Really enjoyed the experience and looking forward to making more candles soon! Thank you! Jen x

In-person course
Lawrence And Charlie - - #26812

We had a lovely time at the workshop, which was fantastically led and brilliant value. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

In-person course
Jenny - - #25029

I recently attended Wendy's workshop in candle making, as I'm an avid candle fan and wondered if I could master making my own. Wendy's teaching style is gently relaxed and patient, with pleasant music in the background and great coffee.
I soon created an assortment of candles in different styles and colours, but it was rolling beeswax candles that really set me afire...I loved the natural scent and appearance of my creations.
Her workshop has given me the confidence to have a bash at home and has set my creative tastebuds tingling.
Thank you so much.

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Jane - - #20154

Our candle making session was a fun, informative and really enjoyable afternoon and I made 8 candles to take home!

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Katharine Jones - - #18892

A very relaxing afternoon spent learning about the basics of candle making. As well as coming away with some lovely little candles to light at home, I'm enthused to have another go at making some on my own.

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Lynne - - #18893

I did Wendy's candle-making course and loved it. We all went away with 7 candles, learnt a load of techniques we can use at home to make some more and had a fun afternoon with some lovely people. I am going back for more of Wendy's classes.

In-person course
Sue - - #17805

Such a fun course and absolutely fascinating to be able to produce so much in such a short period of time. Very relaxed atmosphere and very very enjoyable.

In-person course
Sarah Lamba - - #17780

I really enjoyed this class which was well run, giving lots of advice and encouragement. My son has already bagged two of my candles!

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