Candles are blocks of wax with an embedded wick. The wick is lit which allows the candle to become ignited and provide light and heat. Once lit, the flame provides sufficient heat to keep the candle burning. Historically candles were also used as a method of keeping time. The wick greatly influences how the candle burns depending on the wick’s diameter, stiffness, fire resistance, and tethering. Candles can be held in various devices to position and carry them. Our candle patterns as based on photographs of various uses of candles – providing romantic settings, on birthday cakes, and in religious/holiday services. You’ll find patterns with detailed flames, glowing hands and faces, and smoke.