We are so in love with your products.

In fact I will never be comfortable on any other sheet. ~ Joyus

The incomparable comfort and quality of cool, strong, smooth pure linen - either white or natural.
I make these sheets the old way: flat, and large enough to tuck around a mattress.  

I am incensed whenever I have to make a bed with a mean spirited, stingily proportioned fitted sheet – straining to get the last corner down, seeing the sides roll up again like window shades if the elastic isn’t hooked under the bottom.

Once on, the sides too often ride up to expose an unappetising inch or two of mattress or mattress protector.
Part of the problem is that mattresses seem to get deeper all the time: who wants to have to think of these things? 

Fitted sheets use far less fabric than a traditional flat sheet, and ‘sheet sets’ not only have a fitted bottom sheet, but the top sheet is usually short. Modern fitted sheets and short flat top sheets may seem like a convenience, but the impetus behind them was to save on fabric. This is a cost benefit for the manufacturer, as he is quite literally cutting corners.

The traditional way, usurped by this twentieth century penny-pinching, was to have flat sheets large enough to be securely tucked in all the way round.  Hospital corners provide a time-honored neat finish but if you don’t care, you don’t have to do them! 

However this skill is still very much a feather in the domestic cap, right up there with hollandaise sauce.
As you can see from the video, not only is it faster with two people, it is almost fun. Try it with a friend, flat-mate or dear one.  You will learn a lot about each other.

Smooth white linen sheet

Smooth natural linen sheet

Smooth White Linen sheets and pillowslips in Daniel Hale's house at St. Helena, CA.
Smooth natural linen sheet complements the Orkney duvet cover
THE COLOR OF FLAX
Natural flax is called 'grey' at the mill, but I would describe it as more a silvery-taupe. It's the same color as Orkney, just the texture is much smoother and the fabric is less dense - but still more substantial than most linen sheeting. Don't compare it with even high-end retail chains - mine is better.

I commissioned the mill that weaves my Smooth White Linen to weave un-dyed, natural linen, double-width. Finally, after several trial weaves, they've done it and the rolls arrived this month.

I am delighted with the way all the fabrics blend harmoniously with each other, and with my vintage linens. Each has a distinctive texture, and each brings its own strength and refinement to the mix.

There are practical advantages to the soft subtlety of natural - for areas of the country with iron in the water, for men who discolour the sheets in hot weather (I'm trying to be delicate here), or if your pets love your linens as much as you do. All linen wears clean, but natural is more forgiving day-to-day.

Smooth natural sheet
Smooth white sheet
We live about 350 miles north of Minneapolis in north western Ontario. These are your smooth linen sheets drying on the clothes line. Today is above freezing and sunny so they will dry. I am in for a treat tonight when I make the bed with the scent of our fresh northern air. Thank you so much for your excellent product. I am a convert to pure linen. ~ Cathy

Congratulations and best wishes. And THANK YOU! And thank you Remodelista for the tip. You made my day.
• posted by Maria Nation on 02/26/2011 at 06:31 am

I too have looked for years for linen sheets. Seeing your post, I immediately ordered everything--duvet, sheets, shams. They arrived last week and are beyond gorgeous. I could not be more pleased. In addition, Tricia went out of her way to make a item that she doesn't normally make, just because. Amazing.
posted by Joy Phillips on 03/24/2011 at 08:35 am

From Tricia Rose's description of her ordeal in finding the perfect white linen sheet I suspect these are the sheets I have been looking for - for what? Twenty years? Longer?

The only ones I have even found that I like are Italian hotel sheets. Congratulations to Tricia and Rough Linen for figuring out one of the most gaping holes in contemporary retail bedding. I just ordered a set and am sending this link to all my friends. Wow!

Good Morning Tricia
I cannot tell you how much I love my linen sheets, not sure what gives me greater pleasure sleeping in them or washing them and seeing them flap dry in the sun!  I would like to order another set so that if the weather is wet and cold (as it is at the moment) I don't have to put them in the dryer in order to get them back on my bed in the same day.
Thank you for your wonderful product - I live in Brisbane Australia
Regards ~ Jo

Tricia,
I'm thrilled with my sheets! I travel often to Italy on business and years ago I used to stay at the Grand Hotel et de Milan. How wonderful it was to stagger off an overnight flight all jet lagged and then slip into bed around into the cool, crisp linen sheets there! 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...
Adam

Hi Tricia;
Just to let you know that I LOVE your linen. I already have the Restoration Hardware stonewashed linen set, but I can't sleep on them--they're too rough, regardless of how often I wash them (maybe because they're stonewashed?).
Anyway, since I really wanted linen bedding, I took the chance and purchased one of your smooth linen sheets, to see if yours were different. 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!

By the way, I featured your lovely house and some of your linens on my blog I'd rather be living in Bora Bora.

thanks again
Karen

My new Smooth Linen Sheets
Love them! These replaced our previous set of Italian linen sheets bought from a major catalog company, which only lasted a few years (what a disappointment). I had wondered about your shipping charge for a couple of sheets, until I received the package and realized how very much more substantial these sheets are than our previous set -- there is no comparison. Really appreciate the extra depth all the way around, too, which makes making the bed so easy; they haven't come untucked once (we had paid an upcharge for extra depth on our previous set and still had issues with the sheets pulling out).
Also, speaking as a seamstress, the stitch quality is excellent, and they are laundering nicely. I have already shared the sample card with others (we have been singing the praises of sleeping on linen for years). So nice to purchase items on-line that are everything one hopes!

Very truly yours,

Helen

Tricia,
I wanted to thank you for the most AMAZING sheets ever! I have wanted a set of sheets for years, and my most wonderful family and friends went in together and got me a set for my birthday last month.

They are beyond incredible! I just ordered two pillow slips to go along with them.
I have never slept better in my life!
Brian

I absolutely love my newest smooth linen natural sheets.  The color is amazing!  I now have a white and a natural set, enough for my lifetime and perhaps my daughter’s too. 
It’s hot here in Casa Grande, AZ and I now intend on the white set being my summer set and the natural my winter set.  No need for anything besides a small throw over the bed in the middle of winter. 
The linen is precisely as you state, cool in summer and warm in winter???  How can that be?  Don’t know but it works for me. 
I would love to send you pictures as I recently redid my bedroom and master bath, however, I am the worst ever at photography so it just won’t happen, but if you are ever in the Sonoran Desert stop by and have a look, you’ll love it.
 
Kathy

Thanks so much, Tricia!. Wonderful material! 

By the way, we've been sleeping on our lovely linen sheets for a while now. We just love them! The feeling is so decadent. Soft yet textured. People often times ask me what it's like...they assume it must be scratchy. I try to explain it, but all I can ever come up with is that they are really soft but also textured.
I also love the history behind linen. The craftsmanship. The multitude of uses. The romanticism of a bygone era. The casual elegance of it. I feel like I'm sleeping in what we were meant to sleep in! And, of course, it's best sans clothing :)

Thanks so much for making such a beautiful, timeless classic! ~ Liz

Hi Trish, I love my linens from you.

I started off with one sheet, and now my bed will be complete after I order my bed skirt.,

My husband also loves sleeping in these sheets. The most luxurious sheets ever!


Cheri

We are so in love with your products.

In fact I will never be comfortable on any other sheet.

Joyus

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.
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