Candle Making Workshop, March 30th, Breda

by Avril M.

The Candle Making Workshop held at the Baker this morning was attended by 10 members of the International Women’s Club.
We were treated to a free coffee and some tasty honey cake while Renee’s friend Ria demonstrated the making of beeswax candles from thin sheets of beeswax with a honeycomb motif.
We were each given a knotted piece of candlewick and then used a sheet of beeswax to roll around the wick to make a candle. The results were all different, like long tapers or shorter candles.
Ria then produced silicon moulds with more wicks and members were able to choose and prepare a mould. A huge pan of hot beeswax was put on the table and we poured the molten wax into our moulds. The resulting candles were perfect and everyone was pleased with the result.
Ria also explained how to dip candles, which is a very long process.
As Ria works with her own beehives, she also had honey and other interesting products for sale for any members, yum!!! If only we had some munt thee…….
The Workshop was a great success and the members who participated had an enjoyable morning. Thanks go out to all!!

About IWC Breda

The International Women's Club of Breda is a social club for ladies who have relocated to Breda, the Netherlands from their home countries, and those Dutch ladies who have lived abroad and returned home. We have approximately 80 members all ranging in age from our 20's to our 80's.
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