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Welcome to the website of the Guild of Theophilus, we are a multi-media craft studio based in Lincolnshire, working primarily in the book arts and allied crafts.  We are fascinated with old books - their design, their smell and their material and it is a desire to learn more about them, that informs our craft work.  From our studio we make a wide range of historically inspired books, including journals, notebooks and sketch books and a range of unique letterpress printed cards.  We also make our own marbled and hand-decorated papers, which we use to bind our books and also sell by the sheet.  We also produce beeswax candles, which we dip by hand, including tapers for use in Orthodox Christian worship.  At the Guild of Theophilus we embrace an 'Arts and Crafts' spirit and the greater part of our work is undertaken using historic craft techniques, materials and methods and is grounded in solid historical research.  Some of the outcomes of that research can be seen on our blog.  One of our major objectives of our work is to share our learning with others and throughout the year we teach the crafts we practice through a range of courses and demonstrations.   We do hope you like what you see on our website and many thanks for your interest.