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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 21 September 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920231
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: £9.99
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Making Candles


20 easy projects for a relaxing home by Sarah Ditchfield (Author)

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Book Description

Learn how to make beautiful, bespoke candles for you and your home in this easy-to-follow guide.

Sarah Ditchfield, founder of Candle by Events, shares her secrets for crafting 20 of her best-selling candle designs, so that you too can make both modern and traditional waxed creations at home from elegantly simple taper candles to show-stopping ice pillars.

Invaluable advice is included on the essential materials and tools you'll need to get started, along with handy measuring and heating charts. Every candle project is accompanied by simple instructions, step-by-step photographs and a gorgeous finished picture. There's even a chapter on how to decorate and package your candles if you'd like to give them away as thoughtful, hand-crafted gifts. 

If you are looking for a craft that you can truly immerse yourself in, and one that's perfect for the beginner candlemaker looking for professional results, this is the book for you.

This is a revitalized edition of Making Candles: Create 20 decorative candles to keep or to give (2017).

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Tools and materials 8
Techniques 14
The candles 20
Upcycling and recycling 72
Decorating your candles 74
Packaging your candles 76
Burn testing 78
Troubleshooting 79
Index 80

About the Author

About Sarah Ditchfield

Sarah Ditchfield's candle-making journey started after her husband bought her a candle-making kit one Christmas. She developed her skills and began to experiment with different types of waxes, dyes and fragrances. Sarah sold many of her initial creations to independent shops, hotels and restaurants.

In 2012, Sarah launched her company, Candle by Events, which runs candle-making workshops for individuals and organizations. Her company also runs corporate events, parties and family fun days, all around candle-making, at locations across the UK. Besides in-person workshops, Candle by Events also produces candle-making kits and runs live online candle-making workshops.

For more information about Sarah, Candle by Events and her candle-making workshops, visit her website: www.candlebyevents.co.uk.


Crafts Beautiful

Learn how to create beautiful, bespoke candles for you and your home with Sarah Ditchfield's guide Making Candles. Craft both modern and traditional waxed creations, from simple taper candles to show-stopping ice pillars, with 20 gorgeous step-by-step projects. With invaluable advice, it means that you can fully immerse yourself in this relaxing craft. 

Machine Knitting Monthly

Learn how to make beautiful, bespoke candles with this easy-to-follow guide. Sarah shares secrets for 20 of her best-selling modern and traditional designs. There's advice on materials and tools, simple instructions and step-by-step photos for all abilities. 

Customer Review

Ive never made candles before yet I buy loads! I never find that perfect Christmas scent as they never seem strong enough or get discontinued the next year! So l have plenty of empty candle jars with loads of lumps of wax around so l really need to make my own dont l! So l was selected to review this book to leave an honest review and this is it buy it! At the beginning of the book it goes through tools and materials with info about various waxes, holders, wicks, colours and other bits. Then it talks about techniques and safety which is followed on my the recipes. At the end of the book is a troubleshooting section. I feel confident that once the wicks arrive l shall be able to make a few decent candles.

Amazon Customer Review

What a lovely book. Simple easy to follow instructions, that cover all the stages of candle making and wonderful projects that are clearly explained and well illustrated. I can't wait to get started.

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