Jo Macfarlane

Jo Macfarlane, Anstruther: Address, Phone Number, Jo Macfarlane Reviews: 5/5

Jo Macfarlane
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Love candles? Always been curious to make your own but not sure where to start? Come along to your candle making workshop and learn the skills of candle making. In 2 half hours make an elegant clear glass candle with silver lid and a hand travel candle. Learn about scenting, wax and wicks with luxury ingredients. Ideal for girly (and gents) days out, corporate of self esteem building. Candle School™ Workshops are now in their 3rd year. The workshops previously ran from my home and moved to the Murray Studios in September 2017.
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Graceylulu
Edinburgh, UK17 contributions
A truly inspirational experience!
Mar 2020 • Solo
I loved every minute of this candle making workshop, in a serenely peaceful setting in a studio in Anstruther.
A fabulous afternoon with three perfect strangers, sitting together, classroom style, creating simple yet beautiful scented candles.
We bonded over the session, talking scents and kids and other girly stuff.
Prosecco and scones, tea and coffee were served to us by our lovely teacher - Jo, who
Is truly generous and kind in spirit and soul. I adore my candles and will be back for more!
What a tonic!

Written March 15, 2020
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Such a pleasure welcoming you. I hope you enjoyed it! I learn so much from you all too, go spread the light of your candles. Jo x
Written March 16, 2020
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WeeShaddie
Kinross, UK18 contributions
Relaxed candle making class
Mar 2020
I spent a lovely few hours at Jo's beginners candle workshop yesterday. Jo is so welcoming and happy to share her knowledge. I am now going to book an advanced workshop. Looking forward to working with you again Jo. xx
Written March 15, 2020
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Looking forward to welcoming you back! it's always lovely to hear what attendees have been making before they come back.Happy making! Jo x
Written March 16, 2020
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Pam W
Carnoustie, UK3 contributions
Candle-making from the Kitchen
Feb 2020
What a relaxing way to learn a new craft!
Jo is such a friendly lady, so good at what she does and a great teacher.
Inspired and skilled enough to make my own candles now!
Written March 1, 2020
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Thanks for coming! I can’t wait to see what you create from home. Happy making! Jo
Written March 16, 2020
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Caroline Walsh
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
Candle making class
Feb 2020 • Solo
I asked for a creative gift from my parents for my 40th Birthday. They found this class and i really enjoyed myself. A day away from my husband and kids and i got 2 bespoke hand made candles.
I would thoroughly recommend this class.
Written February 23, 2020
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Awe I hope you enjoyed your time out for yourself, a good wee 'brain break' to recharge your energy! I look forward to seeing what you create in your kitchen! Jo x
Written February 24, 2020
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Nicola H
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Scent heaven!
Jan 2020
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Anstruther. Jo gave us a very warm welcome, and the small size of the group (4 people) was ideal. The studio is cosy and smells wonderful! We were offered tea/coffee on arrival, then spent a happy 15 minutes or so smelling and choosing our fragrances. Jo talked us clearly through each stage of the candle making process, which made for a relaxing and stress-free experience. We were both thrilled with the end result. Prosecco and scones rounded the session off beautifully. Many thanks Jo for such a memorable afternoon!
Written February 11, 2020
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You're welcome! I hope you go on to make more at home and recycle old vessels. Maybe see you on the Advanced Candle Making workshop! Happy creating! Jo x
Written February 12, 2020
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Bills_Tours
Edinburgh, UK50 contributions
East Neuk Gem
Jan 2020 • Couples
My wife arranged the visit as a present, as I’d gone on and on about making environmentally friendly scented candles from soya or beeswax. We heard Jo on BBC Scotland, and were impressed with her enthusiasm and articulation of her business and products.

Jo was very welcoming on the day, and made us and the other two attendees very relaxed. Jo’s style is friendly, confident and passionate. Jo explained the process well, and was very patient ! We ended with two superb candles, and had a fine feast of coffee, tea and scones.

The workshop is very informative and great value. It’s encouraging to see a thriving local Artisan business - well done Jo.

Willie and Evelyn
Written February 3, 2020
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Willie it was lovely meeting yourself and Evelyn, you both made beautiful candles and I look forward to seeing your own hand made candles in recycled vessels too! Don't forget to join the Candle Club on FB Happy Making Jo x
Written February 12, 2020
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Skye1012
St. Andrews, UK56 contributions
Wonderful Christmas present! :)
Jan 2020
Had met Jo at a Christmas fayre and knew candle-making with her would be fun and enlightening! So, when asked what I wanted for Christmas by my daughters, I had no hesitation in saying "a beginner's workshop please!" And what a brilliant gift it was... spoiler alert! Jo is very welcoming and the set up in her workshop extremely professional. I was on the first workshop of 2020, with just one other like-minded spirit. Jo talked us through the process, demonstrating step by step, and using things most of us have in the back of our kitchen cupboards, and, after a couple of hours, making, chatting and eating scones, in a relaxing and wonderfully-scented environment, we came away with two lovely scented candles and the skills and confidence to give it a go ourselves at home. So, if you're a 'candle person' or enjoy giving homemade gifts, then I can't recommend Jo's workshop enough.
Written January 24, 2020
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Awe thank you so much, i'm glad you had fun. It was lovely welcoming you to the very first workshop of the year! Hope you enjoy lighting your beautiful candles. Jo x
Written January 25, 2020
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Caitlan
Scotland, UK40 contributions
Candle Making with Mum
Jan 2020 • Friends
The loveliest day making the loveliest candles. Jo is so friendly and welcoming, she is a fantastic teacher and is so proud (very rightly so!) of her work and supporting us to be the same. We completed the beginners class which was delightful and left with 1 large and 1 travel candle each, and of course bought one of Jo’s! The day was finished with delicious scones and bubbly. Highly recommend, and will certainly be back for advanced class.
Written January 23, 2020
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Caitlan is was such a pleasure welcoming you both, thanks for your sweet words, look forward to welcoming you on the advanced day. Jo x
Written January 25, 2020
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V.Warwick
3 contributions
Jo Mcfarlen's candle making worshop
Nov 2019
The workshop venue is 100 miles North from my home.But the experience of the workshop was worth the drive, it encouraged me to book 2 further hands on courses, that I planned to attend for the last 3 years but never had time.
Written November 24, 2019
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It was so lovely to welcome you to the workshop, I hope you head home to make your own candles. Jo
Written November 26, 2019
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Joy D
East Kilbride, UK39 contributions
Great afternoon
Nov 2019 • Solo
I received a voucher for a beginner’s candle making course as a gift. Jo was very accommodating over a suitable date and the course was fab. We were a small number and were given one to one attention with everything explained clearly but with lots of chatting in between stages which really made the group gel. The whole process and the background to the business was fascinating and I left feeling happy and relaxed and with two beautiful scented candles. Highly recommended 👍
Written November 23, 2019
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Relaxing and having fun is what it's all about! Thanks so much for taking the time to review. Jo
Written November 26, 2019
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