For those seeking traditional candle making, this hands-on workshop will take you through the making of different candle types. We’ll cover different wax types in more depth, wicks, burning time, fragrancing as well as trialling different mould types. Throughout the day we’ll gradually expand the repertoire of candle making processes: from simple to more advanced approaches.
Learn basic to intermediate candle making techniques whilst exploring environmentally friendly alternatives to paraffin wax including soya candle wax and beeswax alternatives in this compact workshop. This purest and practical workshop gets you practiced in creating different types of candles and using different materials and methods so as not to compromise it environmental authenticity; including the creation of eco wax coated wicks, the attachment of sustainers and the use of essential oils and dyes. In creating different types of candles using different eco wax types we aim to teach the subtle difference in techniques and wicks needed in different situations.
You'll get to make and take home 5 different types of candles including a soya container candle, a layered soya candled made using a plastic mould, a couple of different styled rolled beeswax candles and a beeswax candle using a silicone mould .
Participants will get to make and take home at least 3 different candles.
Learn how to make stunning floral candles using real flowers. Although this is an advanced form of candle making, this workshop is suitable for beginners. During this session, we’ll take you on candle making journey to understand the basics of candle making as well as the wax type used, inclusions and process to achieve floral embedded candles.
Learn the advanced technique of creating candles which preserve and display the beauty of real flowers, berries or leaves just beneath the outer layer of wax for permanence. Although this is an advanced technique we take absolute beginners through a candle making introduction and series of exercises which leads up to the creation of this table centrepiece so that the choice of wax type, safety aspects and processes involved are fully understood and learnt. Therefore this course is suitable for both beginners and intermediate candlemakers. We also serve tea and cake half-way through the workshop in our vintage floral tea ware just to make this a truly elegant occasion.
Its all in the scent.
Learn how to make your own signature scented candles in vintage teacups. Great as gifts or personal indulgance. This workshop combines candle making and scent blending basics. So you’ll not only take home a beautiful candle in a vintage tea-cup to admire but get to enjoy its heavenly scent on special evenings.