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Soy wax container candle making workshop


Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: £39

Book with: Lindsey Benson
at Mount Cottage Crafts

52 Castle Street
Thornbury
Bristol
Gloucestershire
BS35 1HB

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About the Course

Held at ‘The Chantry’ in the lovely market town of Thornbury just 12 miles north of Bristol.

Enjoy a fun and relaxing 2.5 hour candle making workshop on either a morning (10am -12.30pm) or an afternoon session (1.30pm - 4.00pm).

We will give you the basic skills to create 3 different styled, scented, container candles made from 100% natural soy wax and a selection of fragrance oils.

Our groups are kept small (a maximum of 8) to allow for individual attention.

Workshop Content

- Overview of the different types of wax used 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 learn the step by step process of making a container candle using a microwave.
- You will assemble and hand pour your own container candles.
- You will learn about wick types and how to burn a candle correctly.
- You will learn how to measure the correct amount of wax, fragrance and dye to use in candles.
- We will cover the equipment needed for candle making.

You will leave the workshop with a unique array of handcrafted candles to proudly display or give away as gifts and the confidence to create many more candle making masterpieces in your own home.

Should you wish to continue making candles at home, make your own candles kits are also available at the end of the workshop for £20.

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?

You will take away 3 scented container candles, that you have hand poured yourself plus your workshop notes.

We also sell starter candle making kits so you can continue with your new hobby at home.

All tools and equipment

All materials

Refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits



Want to review this course?

A birthday treat for my friend’s 50th. It’s three weeks ago now and the candles still smell very fresh. My friend and I both had some personal worries and after admitted that we had not thought about anything except which fragrance to choose and which dry flowers to decorate the jam jar candle! A good escape for the afternoon. Lindsay is very helpful. The downside was that the premises are a bit grim on arrival.

- - #22154

Response from Mount Cottage Crafts:

Thank you Julie for your review, I am very pleased you enjoyed the afternoon. The venue is currently being repainted so will look less tired in the future. Many thanks Lindsey

What a brilliant time we all had. Lindsey gave excellent instructions and we all went home with good written instructions to continue with our candle making. The supplies and organisation were amazing and Lindsey kept us well supplied with tea coffee and biscuits! Oh and I bought a kit and am now looking to continue this craft making presents for friends and family and just to create something beautiful. Thank you Lindsey

- - #21770

Brilliant, relaxing, non-stressful introduction to making candles. Lovely supportive participants, and a gentle wonderful morning, with lots of yummy refreshments and heaps of encouragement to keep us going. Amazingly, my three very own candles are lovely, and I bought kits for myself and a friend to continue our adventure. Thank you, Lyndsey, enjoyed every minute.

- - #21686

I had a fantastic afternoon on this course. Lindsey is a great teacher and the whole afternoon was very relaxing and enjoyable. The candles turned out amazing and have made excellent gifts. Would highly recommend.

- - #20988

Took my mum to this workshop for her birthday and we both had a fantastic time. Lindsey is a brilliant teacher and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. Mum and I ended up with three lovely candles each and big smiles on our faces. Thanks for a great afternoon Lindsey!

- - #19627

Lindsey was excellent and super organised. Nothing was too much trouble. I really don't remember enjoying a craft activity so much.
My candles are gorgeous and I cant recommend this course highly enough.
Thanks Lindsey

- - #19576

Great fun! Really enjoyed it. I'm delighted with my candles, my kitchen smells wonderful and I cannot wait to light them this evening!! I also bought a kit from Lindsey and I am looking forward to making more at home. Venue was great with parking on site. Biscuits were naughty but very nice!!

Thank you Lindsey!!!

- - #19543

The afternoon was brilliant! Lindsey was very organised, explained and demonstrated things clearly, created a friendly, relaxed environment, and made sure that everyone was included and had everything they needed to produce three beautiful candles. My car smelled wonderful all the way home!
This course was well worth travelling to. Thank you so much Lindsey!

- - #18516

The course was really great! We both really enjoyed it! Lindsey was really supportive and explained the whole process! We have come away with 3 lovely candles that smell amazing! great for presents or to enjoy yourself!

- - #18487

Lindsey, you excelled yourself - you constantly made sure we were all looked after, you didn't rush us, you were clear in your instructions, and the morning flowed so well. Not only that, we learnt a new creative skill and took away some beautiful candles.
I have passed my delight on to others who I know would lovely your workshop.. I may even come along again one day.
Thank you!

- - #18470

Really fun & informative. Lindsey was fab. Perfect class size plus an opportunity to be creative too. Bought Lindseys kit for making candles at home which i cant wait to use!

- - #18466

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 26th October 2019
Sunday 27th October 2019
Saturday 30th November 2019
Sunday 1st December 2019
Saturday 18th January 2020
Sunday 19th January 2020
Saturday 1st February 2020
Sunday 2nd February 2020
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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