Beginner's Candle-making Workshop by Candle By Events - crafts in London
Beginner's Candle-making Workshop by Candle By Events - crafts in London

Beginner's Candle-making Workshop

by Candle By Events

16 reviews
16 reviews
This hands-on workshop will show you how to make a variety of beautiful candles. Choose fragrances and dyes to personalise your very own candle range.

Candle Making Class

3 hour workshop

Beginner

Various locations

Beginner's Candle-making Workshop
by Candle By Events
3 hour workshop
£65 per person

Classes

3 hour workshop

Daytime

This three hour workshop will teach you about the different types of candles that are sold in the UK, then learn the skills to make your own using natural soy and beeswax! This hands-on workshop will show you how to make a variety of beautiful candles. Choose from a range of fragrances and dyes to personalise your very own candle range. At the end you take home the candles you have made plus a copy of our step-by-step course notes.

Workshop format:

• Workshop run by a “Chandler” (a professional candle-maker) • Introduction to candle-making through the ages • Overview of the different types of wax, wicks, dyes, fragrances and candles • Demonstration of 4 different candle-making techniques • Using individual melters, melt two types of soy wax (container and pillar), add dyes, fragrance oils and wicks to make four types of candle: container, pillar, floating and rolled beeswax. • Finish your candles off with beautiful packaging and decorations • Participants take home their own candle creations and a user guide to enable them to recreate other candles at home

Please note: If you are booking for 2 or more people, please make sure to include the full names of all of your guests when booking.

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Sun 28 Apr, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sun 26 May, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Edgware Road , NW1 6RU
Sun 21 Jul, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Edgware Road , NW1 6RU
Sun 1 Sep, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Edgware Road , NW1 6RU
Sun 6 Oct, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Paddington/Edgware, W2 1NB
Sun 17 Nov, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Paddington/Edgware, W2 1NB
Sun 1 Dec, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Paddington/Edgware, W2 1NB

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Did you know?

The name of a professional candle-maker is a Chandler. The very first candles were made by dipping reeds into melted animal fat called tallow.
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Anonymous
5 Feb
Sarah was great. Very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We made a range of candles and I definitely have the bug now. I am officially obsessed with candles now and can't wait to work on making more at home!
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Anonymous
14 Feb
Informative and fun. I am interested in selling candles and wanted to learn everything i needed to know. I thought the class did all of this and above, lovely teacher who kept it interesting, we learnt how to make so many different types which was great in the time we had to do so. Also loved that we got a booklet afterwards. great venue with good location

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Anonymous
5 Feb
Sarah was great. Very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We made a range of candles and I definitely have the bug now. I am officially obsessed with candles now and can't wait to work on making more at home!
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Anonymous
14 Feb
Informative and fun. I am interested in selling candles and wanted to learn everything i needed to know. I thought the class did all of this and above, lovely teacher who kept it interesting, we learnt how to make so many different types which was great in the time we had to do so. Also loved that we got a booklet afterwards. great venue with good location
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Anonymous
30 Apr
I attended the course on Sunday 29 April 2018 and loved it. Sarah explained everything and her instructions were easy to follow. I have a learning disability and normally need assistance or need to be shown something more than once. Not on this course I got it straight away and didn't even need to mention that I may need additional help. I CANT NOT WAIT to get on further courses with Sarah. Thanks you
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Eirian
30 Apr
This was a fabulous little workshop. We ended up making several different types of candle, including a fragranced one. Sarah is knowledgeable and gives great instruction throughout. Would definitely recommend for beginners to candle making - either as a crafting hobby or as a base for further learning.
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Anonymous
30 Apr
My friend and I really enjoyed the candle making course, what a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It was a wonderful, relaxing few hours. Sarah is very knowledgeable and full of great tips, learning about all the different wax types and fragrances was really interesting. Highly recommended, thank you Sarah!
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Anne-Sophie
15 May
Great and informative course. Sarah is non-only very friendly but also very knowledgeable. The course is very interactive and perfect for anyone wishing to learn how to make candles.
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Jill
25 Sep
Fantastic workshop. Informative and great fun. We made some great candles and learned lots. Inspired me to go on and have a go myself!
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Julia
25 Sep
Sarah is a great teacher, generous with loads of nifty tips and tricks, and very good at straightforward explanations of the more technical aspects. There was a good variety of materials to play with and we came away with a gratifying bag full of our creations. I thoroughly enjoyed this class!
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Matt
20 Oct
Great instruction and took home some great candles. You can be a complete begginer and learn something new in just 2 hours. Class gives you a chance to be creative too! Recommend it.
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Gemma
10 Dec
Sarah was a great teacher. She took us through a range of techniques, tips and tricks of candle making, and encouraged lots of questions. We made several different types of candles, much more than I expected!
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Hanna
3 Mar
The best candle making course ever! It’s very easy to follow, Sarah was lovely and we made so many candles
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Georgina Birch
3 Mar
I attended this class with a friend, we had lots of fun and left with some lovely candles. The pillar candle we made burns lovely like a stained glass lantern. The scented candle is being given as a birthday gift. Now I know why scented candles cost so much and I can now make them myself! Sarah the teacher was friendly and shared lots of knowledge. I’ve ordered some supplies to have a go at home, Sarah supplies information on where to buy the things you need. Can’t wait have the candle making bug.
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Lesley and Montanna
3 Mar
Easy to access venue at Westminster college. Small group of people and just the right amount of time to learn the basics of candle making. I would recommenced this course to anyone who is thinking out making candles for pleasure. The only downside is that there is a follow up class but it is not in London.
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Donatella Torsello
3 Mar
Excellent workshop. The teacher was friendly and informative. Plenty of hands on time. Learned a lot!
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Jenny
4 Mar
Sarah was very friendly and informative about any questions I had. It was a lovely introduction to the art of candle making and left me feeling very relaxed, alongside sparking my creative side. Highly recommend!
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Lucy Jones
16 Apr
Absolutely loved the class! Really fun, varied and informative.

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Beginner's Candle-making Workshop by Candle By Events - crafts in London

About your host, Candle By Events

Candle by Events is the candle-making experience company - passionate about creating fun, hands-on candle-making events for organisations and individuals.

The company was founded in 2008 by Sarah Ditchfield, who has a HR and training background. Following a candle-making Christmas present she received one year Sarah discovered a passion for candle-making and later combined this with her experience in training and development to set up Candle by Events. Today the company runs candle-making events, parties and workshops across the UK. Sarah as an author of two candle-making books published by Dorling Kindersley and Search Press.

The philosophy behind Candle by Events is creating fun, hands-on and memorable events around candle-making that appeal to adults and children across all age groups.

We run the following types of workshops:

Open Workshops Special Occasion Parties Hen Parties Children's Parties Company Parties Team Building Family Fun Days

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Notes

All the equipment and materials are included plus soft drinks and cakes! Please note: If you are booking for 2 or more people, please make sure to include the full names of all of your guests when booking.

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Beginner's Candle-making Workshop
by Candle By Events
3 hour workshop
£65 per person
3 hour workshop
from £65 per person