Contact Name: Melinda Nicholds-Brown
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Taking inspiration from the river, meadows and country garden, release your creativity and experience a rush of pride as your creation takes shape.
From lino to willow-weaving and candle making, it is the perfect setting to expand your portfolio at a relaxed pace.
Larkswold grew from the desire to build a business that brought joy and warmth. We aim to bring the sense of rejuvenation that comes from being in a beautiful, natural environment with warm, genuine people.
I had a wonderful time doing lino cut printing with Melinda and Emma at Larkswold. They were so welcoming and supportive and I enjoyed every minute. Thank you
Response from Larkswold:Thankyou Jan,
My wife and I spent a wonderful afternoon at Larkswold learning how to make scented candles. Melinda and Emma, our hosts, could not have been more welcoming and Melinda, on discovering that the course was a 16th wedding anniversary present (the traditional gift being wax), presented us with a multi-layered candle to remind us of the day.
The course, besides being great fun, was extremely informative and we learnt a lot about the art of making scented candles ... some of which now have pride of place in our home. Our less successful efforts will be burnt in the not too distant future!!
Would we visit Larkswold again ... most certainly. They offer a number of other courses that interest us ... Glass Decorations, Lino Printing, Truffle Making, Silversmithing, Willow Sculpture, Wreath Making and Arm Knitting to name but a few.
Here's to our next visit.
Response from Larkswold:Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet you both.
My boyfriend surprised me with a candle making course the day before my 40th birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The setting is beautiful; the creative hub is in the garden over looked a lovely meadow with ducks running around. We were treated to selection of cakes and drinks to start with. The instructions were clear and the atmosphere very friendly and relaxed, which was perfect. We then worked at our own pace to make four candles each, and finished the day off with a glass of bubbles and more cake! Thank you for a lovely afternoon, and we are already planning our next workshop! Very best wishes, Shelley and Tim
Response from Larkswold:Thanks Shelley,
We had an absolutely brilliant day doing willow sculpture at Larkswold, Kate was an excellent teacher, We were looked after from start to finish, coffee and cake, scrummy lunch, more coffee/drinks cake in the afternoon.
I will definitely be back to do another course. 10 out of 10 from me.
Response from Larkswold:Thanks Mary, glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you back here soon 😊