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In Person Candle Making Workshops

Beginners Candle Making Workshop

(Small group of 4 attendees)

Guided by your friendly and experienced (10 years of making) teacher Jo.

  • In 90minutes you will create your very own beautifully crafted Vegan candle with your choice of 6 – 8  luxury fragrance oils from our favourite scent library. 
  • Large luxury scented candle finished off with beautiful silver lid. 


Few crafts are as satisfying as making your very own gorgeous handmade candles.

You’ll be warmly welcomed after your journey with a cuppa, settle into your workspace to sit beside your friend or meet new fellow makers from around Britain.

It’s a fun class where you’ll be carefully guided.

You’ll discover that you are a creative at heart and enjoy the mental benefits of taking time out of your busy life to chill and relax. Discover the correct combination of wax, wick and fragrance oil to create a perfect candle.

Discover the art of candle making without the technical jargon and specialist equipment.

You’ll be confident to take the skills you have learned to re create at home in your kitchen.

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Finish off your class with a chilled glass of Prosecco (Afternoon classes only) in crystal glasses paired with handmade scones with jam. Selection of herbal teas & coffee.

You’ll take your fabulous candle home with you on the day.

*BONUS* Access to the online Candle Making Made Easy course for FREE after you leave PLUS 20% discount off the Advanced online & Build a candle business course. 

Places always book fast so don’t miss out – (if you don’t see availability check on Masterclass)

(Participants: 4 class members 18+) 

*If you want a private class for 4 or 6 email me jo@jomacfarlane.com and i’ll be delighted to accommodate you.

All materials included as well as endless coffee & tea! 
Book beginners £50


At your Masterclass in-person Candle, diffuser & wax melt workshop you’ll be treating yourself to a relaxing few hours in this 3.5 – 4 hour session with award-winning candle maker Jo who has been making candles for 10 years. She will guide you safely through the stages so you feel confident in your session and able to take your new skills home and start making for friends and family!

This is a beginners workshop, so don’t worry if you have never made anything in your life before.

1. 220g Large luxury scented candle finished with a silver lid.

2. Wax melts with optional dried flowers. 

3. 110g Diffuser with choice of Porex® reeds, rose or chrysanthemum flower. 


Jo keeps the workshop jargon and technical equipment free so as a beginner you feel comfortable to concentrate on having fun!

Jo shares all her industry secrets with you – so be prepared! You’ll never buy another candle again ( or look at a candle the same) as you’ll be so amazing at making your own!

The hardest part is deciding on which of the 6- 8 luxury fragrances from our core scent library to choose from.

Enjoy a glass of chilled Prosecco in crystal glasses and a selection of teas and coffee to enjoy with your hand made scones.

If you don’t see availability check on the Beginners class.

(Participants :4  class members 18+)

*You will take everything you make home with you on the day.

*please read T’s & C’s as courses are non-refundable

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Book Masterclass £120


Book Masterclass £120


Great class and super teacher. I made two candles both of which turned out perfectly and burned with no wastage. Can’t wait to attend the Advanced Class next. Worth every penny. P.S. The box and bag come from one of Jo’s professionally made candles, the packaging was so cool I had to include it with my own goodies

My sister and I were given a voucher for Jo Macfarlane’s candle making course. It was really great. Jo is an extremely nice person and the course was superb. Not only did we take home two lovely candles but also had Prosecco and great scones as well. I thoroughly recommend this course and will make more candles sometime.

We had such a fun time making our candles with the lovely Jo, and learnt so much, going to become a candle maker now

I recently spent the afternoon with Jo on her candle making workshop, I took my mum along for her birthday. Jo is just lovely, so friendly and welcoming. Candle towers is the coziest little workshop. I loved learning the correct techniques and made 2 candles that smell absolutely divine! Cannot recommend Jo’s candle making workshop enough, I’ve got the bug now and have made a few at home with the knowledge Jo has taught me  we can’t wait til we attend the advanced workshop in the new year! The lovely treats Jo gave us at the end while our candles were curing were the perfect finishing touches!I won’t give away her secret..! Thanks so much Jo! X

I have previously attended one of Jo’s fabulous Candle Making Workshops which was such a friendly, personal, educating and lovely morning (with added home-baking which was delightful!) Fast forward to my own candle making journey and I truly appreciate how knowledgeable Jo really is in all aspects of the craft. A fab morning and would highly recommend!


Where’s the Workshop located?

We’re located at Murray Studios, 21 Cunzie Street, Anstruther Ky10 3DF with plenty of access to street parking but allow yourself plenty of time.

We suggest using Google Maps so that you get detailed, accurate directions to the workshop.

How many people do I need to bring to book a class?

The workshop can accommodate 6 participants although Jo usually welcomes 4 attendees.  Even if you’re attending the workshop solo or with friends, we make it a fun and inviting experience for all.

Is the workshop very technical?

We have designed it for complete beginners and definitely no technical jargon. If you are looking to start your own candle making business we recommend the Build a Candle Business online course

Are your courses refundable?

All our courses are non refundable so please contact us if you have any questions, you can have someone attend in your place, informing us of their details with a full 7 days notice period. You can also reschedule to another date, out with the 7 day period so I have time to find another attendee jo@jomacfarlane.com or call us 03332420342

What is your age restriction? It is recommended participants are 18 to attend.

Will I be able to take my items home on the day? Yes everything will be ready for you to take home and enjoy in our branded gift bag.

Unfortunately we can’t accommodate last minute +1’s or dogs, there is a lovely beach a few steps away for your dogs to enjoy. And lots of local cafes and restaurants to enjoy the local fish & chips or ice cream!

*Our space is wheelchair accessible but please let us know in advance so we can set up the space accordingly.

More Questions?

Feel free to send me an email at jo@jomacfarlane.com or give me a call at 03332420342

“What a lovely way to spend an afternoon. From the wonderful scents to the beautiful packaging not to mention the prosecco and scones, this was a birthday present to remember!”

in person Workshops

Dates & Availability

Welcome – click below or the bar above- this is where you can book and pay directly with ease for your workshop.

This is what we look like from the outside! (blink and you’ll miss us) We are the street behind This & That Gift shop on the left as you get to the bottom of the hill, on the seafront.

Murray Studios, 21 Cunzie Street, Anstruther Ky10 3DF  – plenty parking on the streets outside. Google My Business Maps To help you find us! Around 1 hour by car from Edinburgh, 45mins from Dundee and 2 hours from Glasgow. We are also accessible by bus.

You will receive a confirmation 24hrs and 1 Hour before. I look forward to welcoming you. Jo

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