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Kanara Candles

Delicious smells, lovely firelight – who doesn’t love having a beautiful candle flickering away in their living room??

Lyn from the wonderful Kanara Candles creates a beautiful range of soy candles that we absolutely love. Let’s find out a little more about Lyn and why she decided to begin crafting her wonderful product.

What made you decide to get started in craft markets?

After starting my candles, it was a natural progression to start selling, and where better than the market?

How long have you been running a market stall for?

I started running my stall in winter 2016.

What do you love most about the Wanaka Artisan Market?

I love the atmosphere, the other stall holders, the variety of tourists and locals visiting, and meeting new people. And the ducklings in spring!

Why Wanaka, what makes this place so amazing?

Why not Wanaka?! I spent a lot of my teenage years here and always wanted to come back to live and raise my children here.

What else would you like our wonderful patrons to know about Kanara Candles?

I started this as a hobby and something to do after being away from NZ for 11 years. With two young boys, it was perfect as it didn’t get in the way of looking after them. It has progressed well with orders coming from as far as Singapore, orders for weddings, national orders and a few select local stores. And of course my lovely repeat customers here in Wanaka.