Date: Thursday, 12th December 2019
Time: 1:30pm - 4pm
Number of places: 8
Join professional candle-maker Jemma from Old Man & Magpie and learn how to make your very own soy wax scented candles.
In the two and a half workshop Jemma will take you step-by-step through the candle making process, you’ll learn how to pour the most incredible scented candles and use Jemma's own bespoke essential and fragrance oil blends to pour your very own candles.
Jemma will help you make one medium 180ml candle that lasts for 45 hours, and one small 60ml candle which burns for 15-hours. Old Man & Magpie only use the finest ingredients including UK manufactured, biodegradable vegan friendly soy wax, the highest quality paraben-free & cruelty free fragrance and essential oils, 100% natural wicks (for a cleaner burn) and beautiful amber glass apothecary jars. Your two candles will be left to cure overnight and will be ready for collection on the following day, Friday 13th December.
All materials will be provided but please bring an apron or overall to protect your clothing.
All our workshops are held in the Loom Shop on the second floor of the Weavers Factory. We keep the number of places low to enable our tutors to give each student the right amount of attention, creating both a relaxed and pleasurable experience. Free tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
The Loom Shop: Our large double-height education space is located on the second floor of the Weavers Factory. The large stone mullion windows which were essential for weaving in the 19th Century, give plenty of light for working and wonderful views across Uppermill and Saddleworth Moor. The room is full of original features including Georgian brick walls, fireplaces, oak beams, and Victorian wooden hooks for coats and bags. Course attendants have exclusive use of our private toilet on the first floor.
The Weavers Factory: Our Grade-II listed building is located on New Street in Uppermill, Saddleworth. Unfortunately our listed building status prevents us from making the Loom Shop wheelchair-friendly, please email us before you book if you have any special requirements.
Getting here: Uppermill is located on the outskirts of Greater Manchester, seven miles from the city centre and less than an hour from Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Hull, Bradford and Preston. It is easily accessible by both car and public transport.
Car: Free parking is available in the adjacent New Street Car Park, the nearby Saddleworth Pool and at five other car parks in the centre of Uppermill. (NB: New Street itself is a busy street with a 30-minute limit so please park in the neighbouring streets without time limits)