"So nice to purchase items on-line that are everything one hopes!"
My name is Tricia Rose. I found this homespun, hand sewn linen pillow slip while I was clearing my grandmother's cottage in Scotland. It was made by her great-grandmother, in 1840, and was in regular use for three generations.
When it came to me I used it to store lavender. Years later, by good fortune, I found a natural linen with the same wonderful texture and feel, and I decided to make bedding in this simple, elemental tradition.
I wanted the feeling of connection, appreciation of good materials and handiwork which is part of my heritage, as part of my everyday life .
I hope you love it as I do. With care, it should last a hundred years.
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I make these sheets the old way: flat, and large enough to tuck around a mattress.
|linen pillow slip
with a deep tuck to hold the pillow insert securely inside so it doesn't show.
|linen duvet cover
choice of three fabrics : Orkney natural & white, Smooth natural & white and colorful St Barts.
A pinafore is like an apron but better. I just love my natural linen pinafore.
|Sheet: We are Rough Linen converts!
We had been eyeing linen sheets for years, always wanting a set but never taking the plunge. We came across Tricia's site and knew we'd found our sheets. Since they've arrived it has been a treat and we love the feel even in the chilly Chicago winter. We hope to add more to our collection soon! ~ Chris V.
|Pillow slip: Excellent quality and value
Very good size, nice long "flap" that hides the pillow; soft and smooth, I just run my hands over it in the morning and the wrinkles from the night before are gone. Even my husband, who rarely notices the color of the sheets let alone the material, loves it... ~ Andrea
I took the chance and purchased one of your smooth linen sheets, to see if yours were different from the Restoration Hardware stonewashed linen set. Holy Cow--are they ever! With only ONE washing it's amazing. I can't get over how comfy and soft it is. Now I have to stock up on your stuff! ~ Karen
|orkney duvet cover
They got it totally right. No superfluous tricks or over embellishments. The natural characteristics of the fabric say everything. Well done!
|Most Highly Recommended
This exquisite pinafore arrived in the most timely manner, even with Canadian customs involved....
I opened the package and put it on immediately - and may never take it off!....
Just what I have been seeking for many years for my studio, for my life!.....
Beautiful, comfortable and utterly wonderful with excellent workmanship on gorgeous linen...
I am so grateful for such a wonderful product!
KW British Columbia, Canada
I feel like I now have the very same sheets in my own apartment!
I have an older set of Restoration Hardware's vintage washed linen sheets and these are so much nicer. Thanks for what you do...
Incredible Orkney Tablecloth
I cannot wait to have Thanksgiving dinner and show off my tablecloth. Heck with the food.
|Bed Makeover: Simple and perfect.
Lovely. Excellent quality, beautiful craftmanship.
In a word, simply flawless
~ Anonymous, Upstate NY, New York
|Sheet: Highly Recommended!
Lovely linen. Super seamstress. Delightful delivery time. Everyone should stop searching now & order here. Tricia's unique website was the deciding factor for me...it's warm, personable...a get-to-know feel all around. Extremely good, quality products! (will order all products eventually!)
Allen & Lisa Morrison,Palacios, Texas
|Sheet: love. love. love. From kathleen everett of salt point, New York on 2/2/2013. my husband and i adore these sheets. I was hesitant to buy flat sheets as bottom sheets because he plays NBA basketball in his dreams. not a problem. the sheets are so generously sized (and we have a deep mattress) that they stay in place MUCH better than the fitted bottom sheets I've been fighting with for years. the texture is divine. weight luxurious. we are lucky to live on a farm with a giant clothesline so i hang them out-can't speak to how they do in a dryer. worth every penny. love.|
|Sheet: Perfect sheet
The best linen sheet EVER (and I've bought MANY throughout the years). Easy to wash, comes out of the drier like a cloud. I let it get some sun when I can. Drapes over the bed effortlessly, and it has just the right weight. Soft and perfectly white, I can't wait to show them off when it's warmer.
Andrea, Herndon, Virginia
|Pinafore: Highly Recommended!
I confess that I really didn't need a pinafore, or so I thought. I placed my order because I couldn't wait until this summer when our lake home will be completed and I would then place an order for linen bedding. I really could have chosen which linen would be best from the sample card. But ever since I came across your website I have been so excited about ordering my sheets and curtains.
Well, now that my pinafore has I arrived I can hardly stand it. Call me crazy, or just a lover of natural fibers, but now I REALLY can't wait. The linen is beautiful, just beautiful. It is a pleasure to look at, to wear and to touch. I usually wear a full apron but this pinafore will now replace all aprons.
It is so much more practical and so much more attractive. If only it had a few more inches in back ...I could wear it as a dress. I 'm not kidding; that is how much I love it.
I'm smitten. I just had an idea...I am heading to AZ this week and I will need one at our home there too, so I will place an order for another pinafore.
Please know how grateful I am that I came across your website. Lucky me...Lucky stars. ~ Margaret. Carmel, Indiana
|Sheets: My new love!
I have found a new love! I have been in the process of redecorating my master bedroom and bath. I worked with a designer friend who recommended I purchase linen sheets. I was really skeptical as my experience with linen has been quite "wrinkled".
After exploring on the web, I came across Rough Linen. I purchased just one pillow slip to begin with. I was surprised at how nicely it washed and felt against my skin. I took the plunge and purchased sheets as well.
I am in love!
The linen is textured yet delectably soft--I don't know how else to describe it. The sheets are pure luxury! I didn't say anything to my husband. He of course immediately noticed I had changed sheets.
After a couple of nights he said he really liked the sheets--the oversized dimensions and the feel. He told me to hurry and puchase more while I can! That is a first for him! I truly look forward to crawling into bed each night. Thanks Tricia for such a wonderful product that makes me feel pampered every night! ~ Linda
|Tricia - I have been trying to convince myself to do a whole linen makeover. One question: can a duvet cover be made that is 98x98? I have a brand new comforter that I love, but it's that odd size. Thank you for keeping linen alive and lovely. ~ Hampton
Yes Hampton, I can make a cover for that size. Just order a Cal-king, and put the dimensions into the notes - it is too small an adjustment to warrant a custom charge. The cover will be a few inches smaller than the infill to keep it nice and plump. ~ Tricia
Tricia - The Orkney duvet cover and pillowcases arrived today. The cover fits perfectly - easy as heck to stuff (the video helped), and sized just right to plump and stay in place.
These are the yummiest sheets I've ever had. I have never been as pleased with an online Internet purchase. Thank you thank you thank you for your commitment to quality and sharing it with the world. I wish I could afford to give these to everyone I care about today.
I was shocked given the fact that you are a smaller company that they arrived in less than a week. The lavender sachet on top of everything else makes me want to take a nap again:) Happy Easter!!!Smiles and cheers:~ Best/Joy
|From the moment I unwrapped our box to see each item individually folded and bound by a beautiful ribbon with hand-written tags, I knew that I had bought something very special. It was a great experience to unwrap our sheets and pillow slips - the care and thoughtfulness made me smile.
Then, our first night with the linen - and what a treat! The sheets and pillow cases were so comfortable.
I think the best way to capture how much we love the linen is that on our first night we said "Good-bye to Egyptian cotton forever!". We will never go back!
Thank you Tricia for giving us luxurious linen that makes me feel so special every night of the week. ~ Petrea ACT, Australia on 3/23/2013.
|Amazing! 5 Stars Summer Bed
Reviewer: Myra. Location: Shelter Island Heights, New York
Review: I would have never thought I would feel so strongly about my sheets that I would write a review! I thought about this purchase a good long while before I bought, but it took me less than a week to order more. An investment, for sure, but worth it to us. Thank you!
|Product Name: Summer Bed
Title: I have fallen in love. Reviewer: Michelle Kohler
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
I have fallen in love with linen.
This was a definite splurge, but so worth it.
The fabric is so beautiful I can tolerate an unmade made, and they are a dream to sleep on.
I considered buying from Restoration Hardware but in the end decided to support an American made artisan.
I am so happy I did, and I will be a returning customer. :)
I received my pinafore and goodies today! I couldn't wait to open my package! The smell of lavender filled my bedroom. The pinafore is amazing, it feels like home. I couldn't wait to wear it and am thrilled with it. I love the way it looks, the pockets, everything! It is plenty roomy for me. I am hooked. Will be ordering bedclothes next! It is what all the best beds will be wearing. ;)
Sylvia in Raleigh
|A couple of weeks after a Rough Linen purchase, you'll receive a computer generated email asking for your opinion - that's the source of many of the comments on this page.
Edward B. skipped this bland request and emailed me about his life-long quest to find the perfect bedding - cotton, silk and ultimately - linen.
When I printed his email out, it was over three pages! Here, with Edward's permission, are edited highlights . Thank you, Edward ~ Tricia
... So the search was on again, and I started looking for alternatives. I had already tried both cotton and silk and ruled them both out so what else was there. That was when I started reading about linen. The more I read about some of the nice qualities of linen, the more I though that it was a good candidate. So I decided to try a set of linen sheets and while I was researching different types and qualities of linen (I always have to research everything to death before I purchase, I am just that way) and looking up different places to buy linen, I came across your web site.
Your products seemed of good quality, and I was also intrigued by the idea of flat sheets vs fitted sheets. I had always had fitted sheets up till now. So I purchased a flat sheet and summer cover which I used as both my only covering in the summer and also as a top sheet to protect my silk duvet and silk duvet cover which I was still going to use.It got to the point where every night I very much looked forward to getting in between those linen sheets because they just game me this feeling of well-being.
In addition to this, the linen is very obviously strong and durable, and didn't seem fragile like silk does. This gave my much more peace of mind when I went to sleep because I no longer had to fear about damaging my bedding. I am also now a convert to flat sheets vs fitted sheets, they are much nicer. They don't keep riding up like fitted sheets do, and they look much more elegant.
That brings us up to the present, and my most recent order. As I mentioned earlier, I had kept my silk duvet and silk duvet cover. Well I was still having some problems with this being slippery and sliding down, so I decided to replace the duvet cover as well, and I am very glad I did. The new duvet cover now keeps my silk duvet in place and I no longer need to worry about it sliding around. Plus I can now lounge on the top of my bed while reading or whatever without needing to worry about damaging the silk duvet cover. Also the silk duvet used to slide around inside the silk duvet cover and it was always bunching up in one side, and I was constantly having to adjust it. The linen duvet cover keeps it in place and seems to provide enough friction to prevent it from bunching up inside.
I got the natural color duvet cover, which contrasts nicely with the smooth white sheets. There just seems to be something intangible about the look and feel of linen that makes my bed so inviting now. I'm not sure why that is exactly, but it is what it is.
The linen duvet cover also goes very well with the silk duvet, they both breath very well, and the silk duvet passes moisture well, just like the linen does, and the combined feel of the linen on the outside, and the hand stretched silk on the inside is just sumptuous, you would have to feel it for yourself to see what I mean.
I have seen reviews on your site where people talk about how well your duvet covers go with their down filled duvets, but I think they don't realize what they are missing out on. Your linen duvet covers are a perfect match for silk duvets, it is like they were made for each other.
I'm sure it's obvious by now that I am very happy with my purchase. I also can't imagine that I would ever want to sleep on anything other than linen for the rest of my life.
My search is over, I have now found the perfect bedding for the rest of my life.
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