Archivist - Luxury Matches and Cards

Archivist Matches and Cards

All handmade candle lovers need a selection of accoutrements to enhance the perfect ambience of your home fragrance experience. Candle accessories, like, wax melt burners, wick trimmers and snuffers can be used to make your candles last longer, or burn cleaner, but can also keep their fragrance smelling as good as the first burn. But to light your handmade candles, the Archivist matches are beautiful and of stunning quality. 


The Archivist company is renowned for their quality and amazing prints but also for their total commitment 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


Archivist Matches and Cards - Luxury matches, sustainably sourced and toxin free
Handmade Luxury Archivist Matches, the perfect accompaniment to any handmade candle - available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed Diffusers, Tealights, Wax Melts

A Chandlery? - "a handmade maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap". A chandlery was originally the office in a wealthy medieval household responsible for wax, candles and soaps as well as the room in which the candles were kept.



History of Archivist

Archivist was founded in 1994 by Sarah and William Allardice to offer the highest quality Letterpress printed cards and stationery. As the company name might suggest; the archives of the Natural History Museum is where the company first began. Although the archives have changed, the enthusiasm for hunting for images has not gone. Collaborating with artists all over the world, the Archivist has created the finest range of British Letterpress Cards, Prints and lest we forget our luxury matches.

Archivist Luxury Matches  Archivist Luxury Cards

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Letterpress Printing

Ink and Paper have always been central ingredients to the Archivist and they are now owners of Britain’s largest dedicated Letterpress printing facility. 

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.”



    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

    Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are hand woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves are all available in our yarn store and shop. We also offer Welsh tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Our handmade candles, reed diffusers, wax melts and tealights are hand poured by us. Lastly, craft courses on hand dyeing with 100% natural dyes in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for WoolAll Things Wales and Global Welsh.

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    Last update 16th September 2022

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