This Candle Making as a Business class is designed for total beginners, or those just starting out. It is beneficial for anyone considering starting a candlemaking business, giving you the tools to go away and start the experimenting you will need to do to make your business a success.
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The workshop is held in a studio located in the stunning village of Lavenham, a medieval wool town, with stunning chocolate box cottages and independent shops.
This course focuses on the art of soy wax candlemaking, but does include a brief foray into paraffin wax.
It includes an introduction to materials, waxes/wicks/cores and containers. We cover the description of commonly used waxes, how to measure the correct quantities, perfume and their effects, pour temperatures and how to fix surface problems. The course will also explain the recent legislation changes and the CLP information that is required in order to sell your candles.
During the workshop, you will make and take away with you, 1 x 100g tin, 1 x 250g glass, 1 x 3 wick candle, wax melts, and 6 x paraffin wax, botanical/Christmas hangings. These are valued at over £65.00
I tend to have a maximum of 3 students, but can accommodate up to 8 for any special events (hen parties, etc.) at alternative premises nearby.
Please note that full payment is required within 7 days of booking.
If for some reason you need to cancel, but re-arrange for a later date, this isn’t a problem as long as 48 hours notice is given.
All tools and materials are included within the course, as are teas, coffees and a light lunch.
(Dietary restrictions need to be noted at the time of booking).