Introduction to candlemaking course - Minehead, Somerset

Candlemaking Course


Suitable for the complete beginner and for those who have already tried making candles. We will guide you through making a selection of candles that you will be able to take home.

Our courses are limited to 4 people per course.

Spend an enjoyable couple of hours making candles from different waxes, including beeswax, choosing your own fragrances, colours and shapes.

You will make a beeswax moulded candle, a container candle, a Pillar candle and a rolled beeswax candle and also have a go at making a dipped candle.

Select from a range of colours and fragrances for you container candle.

We make and sell our own candles and will go through the equipment and method of making candles, the different waxes and the different types and size of wickes.

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?

Our courses are approximately 2 hours long.
Everything you need is supplied, including tea, coffee and biscuits.
You will make a few different candles that you can take home.
And hopefully have an enjoyable couple of hours.


Mark Pettitt at Twisted Flax Candles


Unit 2D Brunel Way
Minehead Enterprise Park
TA24 5BY

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


2 hours (flexible times to suit)

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
Mandy Timms - - #36437

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the candle making course.
It was great fun and informative.
Nice that you limit the course to 4 people
We have lit some the candles we brought home and they look and smell great.
Many thanks,
Mandy and Mike

In-person course
Paul Jenty - - #36435

Thank you Mark and Wendy for a great course.
Myself and my daughter really enjoyed making our ‘Four Candles’.
It was interesting to learn a bit about candle-making without it being overwhelming.
Lovely cake.
Thanks, Paul

Response from Twisted Flax Candles:

Hi Paul,
I am pleased you and your daughter had a nice time. We enjoyed having you here.
We keep the course light hearthed and fun while imparting as much information.
Mark and Wendy

In-person course
Shaun chilcott - - #36353

My mum and i went and had a wonderful time making and learning about candles. Course was very educational and well worth going 100% Recommended

Response from Twisted Flax Candles:

Hi Shaun,

I am pleased you enjoyed the course. It was a pleasure to have you both with us.


Mark and Wendy

In-person course
Louise - - #36351

Me and my family came along and what an experience. Very friendly staff and a warm welcome.

We made different types of candles and the best part was we got to take them home.
Will definitely come back again.
Recommend to anybody and everybody.

100% the best course I have been on.

Response from Twisted Flax Candles:

Hi Louise,

Thanks for the feedback.
I am glad you all enjoyed the course and we'll look forward to seeing you again.

Mark and Wendy

In-person course
Tammy - - #36350

My auntie and I have always wanted to make candles, so when we saw this one we just had to give it a go and WOW wasn't it a dream come true.

Upon arrival we was quickly seated by a friendly member of staff who made us feel really welcome.
We made beeswax candles, pillar candle, dipped candle and container candle.

Very polite staff. Would 100% recommend to anybody.

Response from Twisted Flax Candles:

Hi Tammy,
Thanks for your kind comments.
We are really pleased that you and your auntie enjoyed the course.
Happy New Year.
Mark and Wendy

In-person course
Helen Stevens - - #36194

I had great fun making a selection of different types of candles.
Well presented and informative while being very enjoyable.
I especially liked making the beeswax candle and dipped candle.

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