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 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.
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.
|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.
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.
|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 have an older set of Restoration Hardware's vintage washed linen sheets and these are so much nicer. Thanks for what you do...
By the way, I featured your lovely house and some of your linens on my blog I'd rather be living in Bora Bora.
My new Smooth Linen Sheets
Very truly yours,
They are beyond incredible! I just ordered two pillow slips to go along with them.
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.
Thanks so much, Tricia!. Wonderful material!
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!
We are so in love with your products.
In fact I will never be comfortable on any other 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.
|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
|Review: I ordered this wondering how a flat sheet would work--guess what. A piece of cake. My mattress is very deep and heavy. After I got it in place, it stayed there. It needed very little, if any, adjustment. I am so happy with this. It is so comfortable, smooth, and luxurious. I am always looking for ways to upgrade my life, and I have found a great one. Next is the duvet cover. ~ Carol, Maryland|
|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.