Our Smooth linen is the finest texture and most closely-woven fabric in our collection. Most of the products in this fabric are not pre-washed - when you receive it, it will be perfectly flat and crisp. You can use it straight away as it is if you like, then your first wash will release the natural texture and shrink it to the intended size - it comes to you with an allowance for this shrinkage. The fabric will soften beautifully with a few washes, or you might want the option of ironing it - it will be smooth as glass. Our sheeting is 100% European flax, woven in China on state-of-the-art double-wide looms. We are always in search of the best quality, and now use third-party testing, to refine our results. Our new linen sheeting is our most durable, most beautiful to date.
Smooth linen comes in pure White, Natural and a cool Light Grey. The white is yarn-bleached and the grey is yarn-dyed - a method which helps to ensure the integrity of the finished fabric. Natural is neither bleached or dyed - the soft golden taupe color comes directly from the flax plant - with its variation of tones.
Our founder Tricia Rose talks about our strong, custom woven linen sheeting
Smooth linen is used for sheets as well as other bedding items (pillowcases, duvet covers and summer covers). It also makes beautiful table linens and curtains: the finer weave has a flawless luster which sets off the more rustic feel of our heavier Orkney fabric. Our Smooth linen is woven on modern, double-wide looms for fine texture and lasting quality.