Mount Cottage Crafts, candle making and jewellery making teacher

Mount Cottage Crafts

Mount Cottage Crafts

location_on Bristol

local_activity classes and kits: Candle MakingJewellery Making

5.0 (32)

Hello my name is Lindsey Benson founder of Mount Cottage Crafts, I organise and run craft workshops in the lovely market town of Thornbury, South Gloucestershire near Bristol.

The workshops are held in 'The Chantry', in the centre of Thornbury, a great practical setting to discover and develop your crafting skills.

Launched in 2018 we plan to offer a wide range of affordable craft workshops.

I hold a long-held passion for crafting, with a background in art & design and architecture.

Classes and kits



Mary Penny May 2024

Brilliant class. Very well taught by Lindsey with clear stepwise instructions (both spoken and in writing)! Made 3 candles ready to take home, one in a little tin, one in an upcycled cup/mug and one in a large jam jar which we decorated inside with dried flowers and/or feathers. Aftercare of candles and safety also well explained. Highly recommend this class.
Plenty of parking at the venue too!

Leanda Goodhall Jan 2024

Teacher was fabulous. The course was excellent.
Really enjoyed it
Very hooked on candle making now!

Kay Williams Jan 2024

We had a great time. The teacher was knowledgeable, well organised and made made candle making easy. I made 3 great candles. We were near the town of Thornbury so it was easy to get lunch before the workshop. Free parking at the location was an added bonus.

Bee Lawson Jan 2024

Great instruction. Well prepared. Great range of materials to choose from. Felt like the right duration. Convenient location (with parking).

Francesca Hinsley Jan 2024

The candle making was a great activity, super fun and I really enjoyed learning about candles and how to make them safely and effectively. It was lovely to be able to do this with my husband too who also enjoyed it.

The venue was easy to get to from central Bristol and everything was provided that we needed. It was an intimate group of 8 including us which was exactly the right number of people. The scents and dried flowers / leaves available on offer to use to decorate and fragrance our candles were a great selection and super lovely.

Lindsey, our teacher was really nice and everything was explained well so the instructions were easy to follow, the flowers and leaves I chose are looking lovely in my cream candle. I am really happy with the overall result and I can't wait to light my candles

Emma Lee Jan 2024

Lindsay was brilliant. I loved the class, it was very relaxing and I feel like I learnt new skills. I love the candles I've taken home! Thank you!

Soy Candle Making Workshop review by Emma Lee - Bristol

Katy Webster Jan 2024

Lovely class that my 8 year old daughter and I both really enjoyed. Clear instructions, good quality equipment and lovely candles.
Thank you for a great afternoon.

Joel Hinsley Jan 2024

Lindsey was a fantastic guide for our first ever candle making course, everything was catered for making it the perfect experience. Would definitely recommend

Caroline Coleman Oct 2023

We booked this candle making workshop with Lindsay for my sisters hen party and we couldn’t have been happier.

Lindsay herself is friendly and was very patient with a room of amateurs , explaining all steps clearly and teaching us a lot about the considerations when making and purchasing candles generally.
The workshop itself was super fun and we were all delighted with the 3, yes 3, candles we made and took away
Lindsay provided tea, coffee and a yummy selection of chocolate/ biscuits.

Finally, the venue itself was spacious and had good facilities including parking and baby changing facilities.

Overall, we would highly recommend this workshop.

Thanks a lot Lindsay.

Sarah Richards Oct 2023

The teacher was great and explained everything , the venue was a lovely place and easy to get too off the motorway
Great fun choosing fragrance and colour of candles , plenty of hot drinks and biscuits if needed parking outside
Had a lovely time .

Candle Making class review by Sarah Richards - Bristol

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023

Excellent class, well-prepared and well-paced. Tutor was knowledge, organised and patient. Great value.

Clare Andrews May 2023

Had the best time. Learnt so much. Very informative. Very patient. Good quality materials and instructions. Highly recommend

Soy Candle Making Workshop review by Clare Andrews - Bristol

Julie Palmer May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic candle making class! The teacher Lindsey was lovely and the attention to detail with all the equipment, decorations etc was brilliant. Highly recommend this class

Candle Making class review by Julie Palmer - Bristol

Tim Jay May 2023

Thoroughly enjoyable, relaxed and fun and easy to follow. From making the 3 candles on the course we now have all the information required to make our own candles at home.

Annabel Plaister May 2023

Great teacher, fab value, lovely venue and came away with 3 lovely candles perfect afternoon!

Rachael Morris Feb 2023

Really enjoyed the afternoon- Lindsey’s instructions were clear and patient and we had fun, too. The equipment was all laid out well and we all made really lovely items in 2.5 hours. Great venue- easy parking.

Anna Ferla Feb 2023

Great time with Lindsay, learning candle making. We ended up making 3 candles. My favorite one - upcycling project, when we transformed old cups into candle. Lots of lovely smells, friendly environment, straight forward instructions. Highly recommend

Soy Candle Making Workshop review by Anna Ferla - Bristol

Harriet Lord Feb 2023

Loved the workshop, it was a lovely fun weekend activity and interesting - the teacher was informative about the products we were using, and it was all really clear and well taught! Great value for money too and we made some lovely products with a good range of personalisation, I didn’t realise we’d be decorating a candle and there were some lovely materials provided. Loved the recycled containers too!

Sarah Plunkett Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Such an enjoyable morning , came away with some new skills - great teacher of the craft . Really loved it - thanks

Candle Making class review by Sarah Plunkett - Bristol

Sadie Matthews Feb 2023

The teacher Lindsey was great, very knowlegable and made everyone feel welcome. The venue was good, lots of refreshments and car parking. Really enjoyed my morning and came away with three lovely candles. Would definately recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to make container candles.

Candle Making class review by Sadie Matthews - Bristol

Paula Young Nov 2022

What a lovely relaxed afternoon learning how to make soy candles from Lindsey who was so willing to share her wide knowledge & answer our questions. Her instructions & explanations were clearly presented & easy to follow. All the equipment was provided & what an amazing choice of fragrance oils, natural materials & wax dyes we had available. I am so pleased with my 3 candles & will definitely be making more. The venue was ideal. Thank you very much.

Lisa James Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really easy to find, parking on site Drinks & biscuits provided.
Teacher was very helpful and great at explain and answering all questions I did have. Plenty of choice of fragrance. Made 3 candles using 3 different containers
Would really recommend if anyone is wanting to learn how to make candles

Soy Candle Making Workshop review by Lisa James - Bristol

Felicity Ashfield Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was very clear with her instructions & gave us the opportunity to be creative with our candles.
She certainly gave us the bug to try & make some more candles at home

Jan Randall Sep 2022

Excellent workshop! Lyndsey explained everything clearly, working at a pace that didn’t make us feel rushed. Refreshments and all equipment provided, great value for money and I came away with the confidence to carry on making. I would definitely recommend, a great morning - Thankyou

Laura Buckland May 2022

We learned how to make candles using soy and fragrance oils. The instructions were clear and suited to someone who had never done candlemaking. Lindsey was very well suited to teaching the subject. All the materials were available and everything was well presented. At the end of the course we could take the candles home and encouraged to have a try at pursuing this as a hobby.

Ella Hansen Jan 2022

Lindsey was absolutely lovely and explained the whole candle making process thoroughly even to make myself feel confident enough to carrying on candle making by myself! Had a really lovely afternoon and would high recommend

Clare Georgy Jan 2022

Lovely, friendly course. Lots of great bits and pieces provided to make three lovely candles. Really nicely paced and leant lots

Angela Field Jan 2022

Fantastic teacher, well organised lessons, great value for money, highly recommend. Will be coming back for another class.

Deborah Jenkins Jan 2022

Lindsey was well organised and gave us lots of good tips. Thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend.

Miss Humphreys Nov 2021

Teacher was brilliant. I certainly learnt a lot and would recommend this class to anyone wishing to learn

Sarah Fineman Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I really enjoyed the workshop which was set in a lovely location in Thorn bury. The teacher was well organised and gave really clear instructions. I made 3 lovely candles and bought a candle making kit to continue my candle making at home.

Lisa Dix Oct 2021

As it’s the first one i had been on, I’ve nothing to compare it with, but class was a nice size and Lindsey was very knowledgeable and a nice person. Has loads of stuff to choose from to make your own candies to take away. Yes, good value for money and an enjoyable afternoon doing something completely different to the day job

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