About us and our Products

Est. 1969…..

We have been supplying candle-making materials to budding candle makers and hobbyists for over 40 years. David, the senior partner began back in the sixties, making his own candles in yoghurt pots and toilet paper tubes, using string for wick and melting crayons to dye them. As he was having so much fun along the way he was asked where he got ‘the stuff’? He promtly designed Britain’s first Candle Kit and following its huge success, Candlemakers Supplies was born.
Over the years David’s enthusiasm and development of new techniques has done much to promote the craft of candle-making,- from writing his own books,(Making Candles, Beginners Guide to Candlemaking, Candlemaking,-Creative Designs and Techniques) to appearing in numerous magazines and television shows such as The Generation Game, Changing Rooms  more recently Kisrty’s Homemade Home.
We are always happy to respond to any questions and offer expert candle-making advice.

Our Bespoke Candles

We have been the proud holders of a Royal Warrant for our candles since 1996. 

We make our own range of quality candles (available in the ‘Our Candles’ section) but as experienced candle makers, we are also able to create custom and bespoke candles for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and other special occasions

For this wedding banquet we made tall gold pillar candles of various heights to stunning effect.

We will gladly discuss your candle requirements, whether it relates to a special, individual candle or a large batch of candles in a specific size or colour. (See also ‘Candles by the Foot’ in ‘Our Candles section)

Candles for Film and Television

We have been supplying the Film and Television industries with candles since the early 1970’s.   All our candles are made by hand for that authentic period look.  We specialize in Double and Triple wick candles (for maximum lighting effect on screen) and can provide a huge variety of sizes in both Cast and Dipped styles.

We work closely with set designers to achieve the appropriate colour and look for the period in which the production is set.

Films we have supplied include  Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sleepy Hollow, Gosford Park and more recently, Disney’s Cinderella

Television shows include the wonderful Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall, Poldark, Downton Abby and currently, Taboo.

For direct inquiries relating to candles, please telephone David Constable at the Candle Workshop (during normal business hours UK) Tel:- 01495 222 322.