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Friday 14 October 2011

Tallow Candle

A good friend of mine (Tombear on BCL) has been experimenting with Tallow candles and producing some fantastic work, he likes to keep things as accurate as possible to the period and as such he wanted to use flax wicks, so I made some for him and sent them over and the result you can see below, he will also be making more candles from specially made tin moulds and hopefully I'll be able to show you pics of them when they're done..

Copyright of this picture belongs to him

1 comment:

  1. They were also made by dipping in the 18th century. The candle holders had large bases to catch the rapidly melting tallow. In hard times these candles were often eaten by those short on food.