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I am a self-employed crafter with a small studio/shop in Meadowfield, Durham with a business for doing demonstrations and workshops in the candle making industry.

I started making candles as a hobby in 2013 which came around when I was looking to do Craft Fairs to help me overcome a long term illness.

My past crafts of card and jewellery making were good but I found there were an abundance of these already but found helpful for creating boxes and decorating candles.

Since then my candles have been used to advertise Photography, give to someone special at Christmas, and celebrate births in the family.

So now I am attempting to get myself back into the workforce by starting my own business. A year on and in 2015 entered into a new business called Solely Candles after 7 months of illness. Hopefully this will be my new beginning….


My goals for 2016 and beyond…..

With the introduction of my collections in 2015, this year i am looking at introducing Scented Pillar Candles, Wood Wick Jars along with expanding to four main fragrances in each.

Also Chakra and Feng Shui candles will be introduced along with more aroma therapy.

In addition massage candles may join us in the latter part of 2016 ready for Christmas again.

I have been doing a few larger events which hopefully I have shown I more to what I am about with this business, these are Medieval Events, Traction Engine Shows along with school fates which are run throughout the year.

In expanding I am looking to move into showing people the art of candle making for children, disabled and elderly people to bring back some enjoyment into there lives along with helping them with there education/disability.

If this may interest you or if you have any other ideas which I could help in please click the button below.

Neil Frater

Neil Frater

"Artisan candle maker bringing you these wonderful designs but with a twist. If you have a candle you want he will try to oblige and make it for you.. All hand made!”


Melanie 'Spike' Battle

"Our resident comedian, floor sweeper and candle painter... You need a laugh come to her.”

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Helen Frater-Hasset

"Our bath bomb and soap designer who will be bringing her items to life soon to our shelves.”


Lozzy 'Rusty' Frater

"Our graphics designer extraordinaire who brings to life some of our brilliant designs.”

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