Hand dyed yarn plant based fibes with natural dyes only
World leading Books and magazines for crafters and knitters
Ceramic yarn bowls, individually handmade with leather handles
Equisite tools and accessories for crafters and makers
As you know we like to offer our customers products that we feel echo our own values and we are so happy to be able to include this company. I have purchased their products for some time and have lots of their used-up match boxes storing bits and bobs around my studio. The boxes with the long matches and extra long matches are amazing. They are way too beautiful to throw away!
Archivist was founded in 1998 by William and Sarah Allardice, the archives of the Natural History Museum is where they first began. Now collaborating with artists all over the world, this husband-and-wife team create the finest range of British Letterpress Cards, Prints and Luxury Matches, all printed from their print studio in Oxford. They are also proud owners of Britain’s largest dedicated Letterpress printing facility.
The Archivist company is renowned for their quality matches. long matches and extra long matches as well as their amazing prints but did you know they are totally committed to sustainability.
You can be happy in the knowledge that when you use Archivist products you are using
Toxin free; unlike other matches theirs don't contain harmful toxins like sulphur or zinc oxide
Sustainably sourced wood
All of their packaging is FSC accredited
All of their cellos are biodegradable (Cards)
All of their products are either 100% recyclable or biodegradable
What is Letterpress Printing? Archivist explains it like this:
“Letterpress printing uses a press that inks the image then ‘stamps’ the paper. The process has changed little since the Gutenberg bible was published in 1455. These days a few of the manual processes have been replaced by engineering advances, but it is still guided through under the watchful eye of a master printer. The result is a product with a unique texture and an unrivalled finish.”