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Orkney natural 100% linen is the cornerstone of Rough Linen. It has the traditional texture and color of homespun domestic European linen – I suspect the mill I use has very old looms for I haven't found this exact texture anywhere else. It is the strongest linen I use, for duvet covers, bedspreads, bedskirts, shams, tablecloths, napkins and curtains.

st barts

St Barts 100% linen is middleweight and comes in blue, mix (natural and white interwoven), white and various unpredictable colors, so I use it mostly for custom work, in particular the broadly striped, subtly nautical curtains and duvets which have proved such a hit. Let me know what colors you want to see and I will send you samples — because it changes all the time.


My pure Belgian 100% linen sheeting comes in two colors, natural, and white, which harmonize perfectly with the original, heavier Orkney fabric, both natural and white. I have it woven to my specification to be the quality and heft equivalent to brands costing twice as much. Don't compare this with even high-end chain store linen — this is better. Sheeting is close-woven and smooth in texture, in contrast to the 'rough' of rustic Orkney which resembles traditional homespun. Its double width makes it suitable for sheets (no one wants a seam in a sheet!) but its finer weave and smoothness are also well suited for pillowslips, napkins and tablecloths, especially when the two textures are in contrast.


These sheer, almost weightless curtain panels are made from an off-white, open-weave pure 100% linen 66" wide – shrinks to 64" after washing. I like to allow one 64" panel per 36" of window or only a little less, to be on the generous side, as the fabric is so light and airy. I always recommend ring-clips not only to be able to draw the curtains easily, but length can be adjusted by folding the top over if necessary. My suggested drop is 96" but I can make any length. Email me.