LT. Co Workshops 2019

Consume less, do more

New figures show we are continuing to spend less money on buying things and more on doing things!

This trend has emerged from the world being a bit of a depressing place right now so people would rather have a nice fun evening out over buying another pair of shoes.

And as we consume less we are doing more. Gone are the days of the belief that If we have more stuff we will be happier. It’s now about finding happiness in experiences instead.

Here at LT we love this idea of finding happiness through experience and creating memories. This is why, LT’s Creative Director and Founder, Laura Wilson, started her workshops, she set out to share ‘happy vibes’ and an insight into the world at LT HQ, offering a range of fun filled workshops throughout the year. From candle making, making your own hand wash and bath salts to wreath making, our classes are a must do if you love crafting!

You will meet new people, learn something crafty and take your own hand made products home with you.

 

Soy Candle Making Workshop

At our Soy Candle Making Workshops Laura shares her insider knowledge, secrets, tips and tricks of the trade that will enable you to create and learn about the art of candle making. Take away oodles of inspiration, pick her brains and discover all you need to know about all things candles.

You will arrive to served Fizz and Nibbles, sit back, relax and learn about wax, wicks, fragrancing and burning your candle correctly.  Finally you will get to work making your very own soy scented candles to take away with you in this unique candle workshop.


Workshop Content

Description of commonly used waxes and their pros and cons.

Introduction to Soy Wax.

An overview of the different types of wicks and what wick testing involves.

Discussion about the different scent options of fragrance oils, essential oils.

Step by step guide to the process of producing a container candle including measuring correct quanities of wax and scents required.

Choose, mix and measure your own scent combinations.

Create and hand pour your own container candles.

Discussion on how to fix ‘problems’ when making candles.

Bath Salts + Hand Wash Workshop

You will make your own personally scented Bath Salts and Hand Wash.  What better way to indulge your skin than to create and make your own personalised version of our bath salts and hand wash. Choose your own scents and learn about the benefits of your creations whilst enjoying homemade cake in a warming and grounding environment at the LT Workshop in North Berwick.

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You will take away with you:

~ 250ml Jar of Bath Salts made by you.

~ 500ml Pump Bottle of 100% natural Hand Wash mixed and personally scented by you.

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Bathing in salt crystals stimulates circulation, hydrates the skin, increases moisture retention, promotes cellular regeneration, detoxifies the skin and helps heal dry, scaling irritated skin.  Choose, mix, blend and add essential oils and your own unique scent to bathing salts to take away and use at home.

Then make an all natural hand wash made from organic coconut and sunflower oils.  Choose, scent test and then blend scents to go in your all natural hand wash base.  A hand wash that is good for your skin and free from paragons, sulphates, propylene glycol, ethoxylate silicone and artificial colours.

A must do if your interested in natural beauty and cleaning products.

All materials are provided.  Bring an apron (optional).

1/2 Day Workshops

If a couple hours of crafting isn’t quite enough for you, join Laura for one of her exclusive half day workshops.

Make your own Candles, Hand Wash + Bath Salts

During the morning you will make two 8.5oz sized soy candles (with a total burn time of 60 hours), break for coffee and homemade cake, then set to work making your own natural hand wash (500ml) and create a bath salt scent to add to your bath salts (250ml), then adjourn to lunch to sit around a long table seasonally styled by LT, over looking North Berwick Law for an LT vegetarian lunch served with a glass of alcoholic or non alcoholic fizz.

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Workshop Content

9.30 – 10.45 Soy Candle Making

Laura shares her insider knowledge, secrets, tips and tricks of the trade that will enable you to create and learn about the art of candle making.  Take away oodles of inspiration, pick Laura’s brains and discover all you need to know about all things candles.

Description of commonly used waxes and their pros and cons.

Introduction to Soy Wax.

An overview of the different types of wicks and what wick testing involves.

Discussion about the different scent options of fragrance oils and essential oils.

Step by step guide to the process of producing a container candle including measuring correct quanities of wax and scents required.

Choose, mix and measure your own scent combinations.

Create and hand pour your own container candles.

Take away 2 x 8.5oz candles with a total of around 60 hours burn time.

10.45 – 11am Coffee and Homemade Cake

11 – 12 Noon Hand Wash + Bath Salts Making

Hand Wash

Learn the art of scent blending and the techniques involved in this.

Mix together all elements involved in creating your natural hand wash.

Learn what ingredients makes a natural hand wash.

Learn about what chemicals to avoid in a hand wash.

Take away a 500ml Hand Wash in an amber glass bottle with black pump dispenser.

Bath Salts

Learn about the health benefits to bathing in salt.

With your new learned blending skill, blend scents to add to your bath salts.

Take away your newly created Bath Salts in a 250ml amber glass bottle and black screw lid.

12 Noon Lunch

Sit at a long table over looking North Berwick Law beautifully styled by LT.  You’ll be served a homemade vegetarian lunch made by LT (a previous cafe owner) and enjoy a well earned glass of alcoholic or non alcoholic fizz.

12.30 Workshop Ends

Feel free after lunch to shop the LT range in the Workshop as you’ll automatically receive 20% off all homewares, scents and bedding by attending the course.

Easter/ Spring Wreath + Candle Making Workshop

During the morning you will make two 8.5oz sized soy candles (with a total burn time of 60 hours), break for coffee and homemade cake, then set to work making your own Easter / Spring Wreath with seasonal foliage collected around East Lothian.  Lastly you will adjourn to lunch to sit around a long table seasonally styled by LT, over looking North Berwick Law for an LT vegetarian lunch served with a glass of alcoholic or non alcoholic fizz.

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Workshop Content

9.30 – 10.45 Soy Candle Making

Laura shares her insider knowledge, secrets, tips and tricks of the trade that will enable you to create and learn about the art of candle making.  Take away oodles of inspiration, pick Laura’s brains and discover all you need to know about all things candles.

Description of commonly used waxes and their pros and cons.

Introduction to Soy Wax.

An overview of the different types of wicks and what wick testing involves.

Discussion about the different scent options of fragrance oils and essential oils.

Step by step guide to the process of producing a container candle including measuring correct quanities of wax and scents required.

Choose, mix and measure your own scent combinations.

Create and hand pour your own container candles.

Take away 2 x 8.5oz candles with a total of around 60 hours burn time.

10.45 – 11am Coffee and Homemade Cake

11 – 12 Noon Easter / Spring Wreath Making

Get a demo on how to create your Spring themed Wreath using moss and foliage collected from around East Lothian and then set to work making your own.

All tools including florist oasis and wire provided.

Take home your wonderful creation to hang on your door this Spring or use as a centre piece to your Easter activities!

12 Noon Lunch

Sit at a long table over looking NB Law beautifully styled by LT.  You’ll be served a homemade vegetarian lunch made by LT (a previous cafe owner) and enjoy a well earned glass fizz.

12.30 Workshop Ends

Feel free after lunch to shop the LT range in the Workshop as you’ll automatically receive 20% off all homewares, scents and bedding by attending the course.

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Our half day workshops are roughly 4.5 hours long.  Take away with you two container candles and one Spring Wreath that will last 4-5 weeks.

Meet new people, learn something crafty and take your hand poured candles home with you to burn as well as your beautiful wreath creation to show off!

A must do if you love scented candles, craft, natural beauty and a good lunch!

Christmas Wreath Making

You can join Laura  for a unique Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in East Lothian.

During the two hour workshop you will get stuck into making your own Christmas Wreath using all the floristry tools and foliage provided and collected from around East Lothian and Laura’s garden in Gullane.

Take away your Christmas Wreath creation to hang on your door or in your home in perfect time for Christmas.

Enjoy complimentary nibbles and a glass of fizz to celebrate your creativity and enjoy the festive cheer!

A must do if you love Christmas crafting!

Looking for a unique gift? Gift vouchers are also now available for all LT Workshops. Buy a voucher for a specific class or you can buy a monetary voucher.

For all workshop dates throughout the year please visit the Workshop tab on our website here 

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our Workshops at LT HQ in North Berwick soon.

Please feel free to contact us directly for any more info, on info@laura-thomas.com

Kate x

 

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