My friend and I visited Anglesey in September but our visit didn’t coincide with any of Anita’s planned beginners workshops. I emailed to see if she could do one just for the 2 of us and Anita obliged us by arranging this. We had great fun and learned a lot, including the correct way to burn a candle, thank you Anita.
The workshop was good value for money and we each left with a box of the different candles we had made. A bonus is that Anita provides refreshments free of charge for people doing a workshop :).
I was also able to do some Christmas shopping from the items Anita has available in the studio.
A great experience and one I would repeat.
Mum & I spent a wonderful few hours with Anita (& Poppy!) learning to make a selection of different candles. Neither of us had done anything similar before but Anita explained everything so well that we felt quite the experts by the end! We both thoroughly ourselves and would definitely recommend this course to anyone passing through North Wales.
My husband booked me onto the beginners candle making workshop as an anniversary gift and I had a wonderful time. Anita is very knowledgeable and a great teacher and she creates a lovely atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this.
We absolutely love candles my husband and I, and when we found a leaflet about The Candle Alchemist workshop we thought wowww! So we phoned up and spoke to a lovely lady called Anita who was so helpful. We arrived and was warmly welcomed. As soon as you walked in the sights and smells of the candles were lovely. Anita was lovely and her knowledge was amazing. We absolutely loved it, choosing our colours and fragrances and making candles from scratch. We were so proud of ourselves. It's something for adults and children. A very enjoyable couple of hrs. Definitely recommend it. Thank you Anita and Poppy for a lovely birthday xx
Best experience a person can get in North Wales. I've been to most of the attractions and I can hands down promise you that the Candle Alchemist is perfect. Activities for kids and adults alike. Fabulous teaching. No judgements whatsoever. Atmosphere is beyond friendly and accommodating. A true definition of a hidden gem.
We learnt so many interesting things about candle making from Anita whom was so welcoming and enthusiastic. Couldn't wait to get home to light our new candles.
I endeavour to take up this new hobby of ours and to visit again soon
Great candle making class. Well organised and easy to understand instruction. It was a small group of 5 of us, which was perfect for me. Anita is very friendly and makes you feel really welcome. I came away with lots of lovely candles and learnt a new skill. Highly recommended.
Great beginners course that exceeded my expectations. We learned several different candle making techniques and were able to choose from a wide range of fragrances. I came away with some realy lovely candles that i am really proud of! Anita a great teacher, i would happily recommend this course to anyone.
Had a lovely morning with a small group of beginners. Anita is a natural teacher who manages to teach in a relaxed and fun way whilst ensuring that instructions are clear and easy to follow. I made 4 perfect candles and numerous scented tealights. A very enjoyable workshop in a beautiful setting which I would happily recommend to anyone with an interest in candles!
Attended with my sister and we made up a small group of 5 students on the beginners workshop.
Great teacher who also made it fun! Anita has a real passion and knowledge for her craft, answering all our questions and giving invaluable tips. Bought a candlemaking kit from here and went straight home and began making our own candles. Would definitely visit again!
Already planning to come back for the intermediate course, Anita was a fantastic host, who is very knowledgeable about her craft. Me and my sister absolutely loved it, was a really really enjoyable class, and as I said I will definitely be returning.
Already planning to come back for the intermediate course. Anita was a fantastic host who is very knowledgeable about her craft. Made a variety of different candles using different waxes, scents and colours. Me and my sister absolutely loved it, it was a really enjoyable class, and as I said I will definitely be returning.
I booked a beginners workshop for my 8 year old daughter and myself, as a fun treat. We had a wonderful time. Anita was very patient and friendly, happy to explain and help my daughter with the more complicated parts, so that I could continue with my candles. She even took charge of my camera to get photos of us both!
We started by choosing two colours and two fragrances each. We then dyed the first lot of wax and added the fragrance, which was used to make several tealights. The second batch of wax was then prepared and used for two votives and several wax melts each. These done, we had a break for a drink, slice of cake and a natter with Anita.
After the break, we moved onto hand dipping a pair of candles each, which was fantastic. Again, Anita took charge of my daughter to enable me to make mine, which I very much appreciated.
By the end of the workshop, we had a box of beautiful candles, a new skill and some very happy memories to take away with us. I would heartily recommend it to anyone and cannot thank Anita enough for the wonderful experience.
I booked for my girlfriend and myself for her birthday gift. We've been on a few different craft workshops in the past and we both agreed this was the best! Anita has a very easy going nature and her knowledge and encouragement throughout our session made for a great morning. The class is structured really well so you can be creative and achieve some great candles by the end of the session. We made hand dipped candles, scented votives, scented soy wax tealights and wax melts. I would definitely recommend the experience to anyone who loves candles or just wants to learn something new.
Small class held in an old quaint school room and very easy to follow the instructions. Anita is very friendly , knowledgeable and more than happy to answer questions and give extra help for any thing that is not covered on the day. We had a tea break half way through and were served tea and cake. It was a very enjoyable day.
Loved this workshop! Attended the beginners workshop with a group of 3 friends on our holiday on Anglesey. We were made very welcome by Anita and learnt all about candle making using different waxes. We all got to choose our own scents and colours and at the end of the session came away with our very impressive looking candles. We all liked that it was very hands-on, Anita is super friendly, and the old schoolroom studio is like something out of Beatrix Potter! Will be coming back in the autumn!
Excellent course. Four of us thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hour course run by Anita, takeing away a number of candles that we all produced and can enjoy at a later date.
Would recommend to all and would definately go again.
Has a great time on this super workshop, very informative with lots of must know facts. Really fun to learn as a hobby and Ideal and cost effective for personalised gifts. I've already started on making more at home!