I really enjoyed the Candle Making Course with Angharad, she was really pleasant and made everyone feel comfortable. The course was made really understandable and it was so relaxed. Her workshop is perfect and is in a really relaxed setting within her home grounds which is amazing. Her homemade Quiche and soup were delicious,along with her husband's homemade bread. If you are looking for a nice relaxing day while making beautiful candles then I would definitely recommend that you chose this course, you won't be disappointed.
Dina Harewood - - #24308
Extremely overdue review but all to do with my laziness!
Angharad is an absolute star, by the end of the day you forget you're on a course and feel as though you've popped to an old friends house. Her setup is in a beautiful garden and I love the fact it's away from any bustle. Beautiful family and I would definitely go again. Thank you again for a lovely day! 😊
Rhiannon - - #20967
Where to begin!
Sometimes it can be quiet scary going to do a course on your own - this was not the case for Angharads candle making course. Instantly on arrival I felt at ease being greeted with a smile and a cup of tea.
Angharad has a natural talent at making people feel relaxed in her company, which is something quite special.
The course was fantastic. I learnt so much and feel confident in my new found candle making abilities. I left with more candles than I thought I would be and have been actively burning them all over my house! We worked with soy wax, rapseed, parafin and bees wax. So you really do learn a whole range of various techniques.
The settings around you are completely and utterly idyllic. So peaceful, which adds to the therapeutic aspect of the whole course. I left feeling warm and happy, which I think everyone needs at the beginning of January!
Angharad, you are a wonderful teacher and person and it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to be welcomed into your beautiful home. Thank you for your patience and your kind nature. It really made the day what I needed it to be.
Book this course!! It’s so worth it.
Phoebe Douglas - - #18923
Lovely, informal day in a peaceful location. Angharad was very welcoming and full of knowledge. She explained everything well so I always knew what was going on. We covered lots in a relatively short space of time and I came away with lots of different candles. Thoroughly enjoyable day and really pleased with the candles I made. Already thinking about making some more at home.
Joanna - - #16616
What a wonderful day! Angharad is a lovely person and an excellent teacher. We never dreamed we would learn so much in one day and make some beautiful candles of our own to take home with us. The day went at our own pace and Angharad’s instruction was straightforward but detailed and all our questions were answered and explained. Her enthusiasm has inspired us to start making our own candles at home. The beautiful location and lunch were a bonus. Highly recommended. x
John and Deborah - - #15664
Angharad met me outside and ushered me in to tea/coffee and cake. What a warm welcome.
She explained the format of the day before we went to her lovely studio in the garden. As she explained each of the waxes, we made the candles, so we could see how each worked. She gave advice on which waxes best took colour and scent, and which to use and how to apply them. She was happy for me to make notes and to take photos as we proceeded through the day-to help me remember!!
She is so patient and knowledgable and obviously loves what she does. I had the best day ever and came home with beautiful candles and the desire to make more from the kit I purchased. Thank you so much.
I absolutely loved this workshop. Angharad
Ann - - #14960
Thank you Angharad for such a lovely day. You are a natural teacher and I cannot believe how much I learned. I am thrilled with the candles I produced and my friends and family can't believe I actually made them. I just can't bring myself to light them yet. Thanks also for putting the candlemaking kit together. It has everything I need to have a go on my own. Please don't forget to let me know if you run any other courses.
Jane Davis - - #14447
Wow - an incredible day! Arriving on a wet and windy day, we were immediately welcomed into Angharads traditional Welsh home with tea and biscuits and after a quick talk about what the day would entail, we went to the workshop and began. Angharad is incredibly knowledgeable and an excellent teacher and In just a few hours we had made a great selection of pillar and container candles working with a range of waxes. Both of us left inspired and relaxed and having had a great deal of fun. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone and very much hope to return!
Julia & Matt - - #14196
We had such a lovely day making candles with Angharad. She made us feel instantly at home with her warm hospitality, and we made a fantastic range of different candles. We learnt about the different types of wax, wicks, scents and dyes and came home with a fabulous box of creations! Angharad is knowledgeable and patient, and I would highly recommend this course.
Adele - - #14057
I chose this course because of the excellent reviews it has received and we were not disappointed.
Angharad is a lovely person and superb teacher, knowledgeable and passsionate about candle making and made the day so enjoyable. We were welcomed into her home and given superb hospitality.
I still can't quite believe we made so many beautiful candles and we are keen to go back and learn more. Brilliant value for money and I can't recommend it more strongly.
Joanna - - #11208
I had a wonderfull day with Angharad in her candle making studio. It really could not have been better, totally exceeded my expectations. Fabulous company and excellent value. We made some really lovely candles and I am hooked on candle making as a hobby. Anyone who wants to try learning a new skill would really enjoy spending a day at Wax the Matter.
Clare Griffiths - - #10730
I booked this course for me and my Mum as a mothers day gift (i'm sorry this review is so late!). We had a fantastic day. Angharad was an amazing teacher, talking through all the different wax's and wicks, colors and scents. She actively encouraged note taking so we could practice our new art at home. The workshop was in a beautiful surrounding and lunch was wonderful, the pets were amazing. I'm hoping Angharad will do a slightly more advanced course in the future so i can re-book for me and my mum as we love mother-daughter days out where we learn new skills and come away with our achievements. We took some kits home with us and find it so relaxing making candles and practicing all we learnt. Thank you so much, we will be back! :-)
Rebekah Gutteridge - - #10209
This course is definately value for money and on top of this my mum, my sister and I had a very enjoyable time.
Angharad who runs the course is extremely knowledgable on all different types of wax and wicks. We were able to make and come away with a number of candles out of soya wax, beeswax, rapeseed wax and gel wax. She emparts this knowledge very well and encourages creativity.
This course works well on multiple levels as Angharad is able to tailor it for what you need- whether it is just for a day out to do something different or for people wanting to learn candle making for a hobby or for people want to lean to make candles for their wedding or like me wanting to learn to make own candle products to sell.
As a direct result of this course / Angharad's teaching I am now making my own candles to sell.
The workshop is set in a lovely location and very relaxing. I would definately reccomend this course.
Rebecca Andrew - - #9721
We had a fantastic day with Angharad. We hadn't been on any craft courses before so didn't know what to expect. She welcomed us to her home and made us feel really comfortable.
The course itself was excellent, we learned lots about different types of wax and the different processes that go into making the candles. We came away with a bunch of really nice candles that we were proud to have made and also with the skills and knowledge to make our own at home.
We would recommend this course to anyone, very very happy
Jonathan Phillips - - #8161
Our day with Angharad was nothing short of wonderful. She is warm, friendly and genuine and also an incredible teacher. She welcomed us into her home and made a lovely lunch which we enjoyed with her and her family. She has such a great way about her that makes it so easy and enjoyable to learn the craft of candlemaking. She has a wealth of knowledge and not only teaches you candle making skills but imparts information to you to help you along with your business that many other people would not. We made lots of candles all of which we took home with us and are now enjoying. She is happy to customise the course to suit your individual needs and answer all your question.
I'm certain that we couldn't have found a better or nicer teacher. We will definitely go back to her for follow up lessons if necessary as we intend to put our knowledge to good use and turn our newly found skills into a new business. As a teacher Angharad is an asset to anyone who wishes to learn the craft of candlemaking.
Thank you Angharad for the wonderful day that we had with you.
Rose and Len.
Rose Thomas - - #7438
I was very lucky to win a charity fundraising raffle prize offering a workshop session with Angharad at Wax the Matter.
I was given a very warm welcome into her family home and shared a very pleasant lunch with her family at no extra charge which was so nice. In her workshop we worked with several kinds of waxes and Angharad explained clearly how to make the different types of candles using oils to give a lovely smell to the finished products. I had never made candles from scratch and the workshop was so informative and I was able to learn quite a lot on the day. I was allowed to take home all the candles I made and I look forward to using them and thinking about the lovely experience I had making them with Angharad. She is a lovely lady and a very good teacher.
The day was a great pleasure and I wish Angharad all the best for the future.
Genene James - - #6620