My heart belongs to natural linen, it’s true. However~
Something in me loves white sheets, and not just any old white sheets, but linen. Not fitted sheets either! Proper, generous flat sheets which can be used top or bottom, tucked neatly into hospital corners.
So, now I have found double-width white linen – not the very thinnest available because I value strength: not the coarsest because a sheet should be smooth, soothing. I received my test piece of ten metres – eleven yards – and had to work out how best to use it.
First I made a sheet for my own bed, and washed it to see how it behaved. Wonderful. Minimal shrinkage, the texture is fine.
Then I did all the math and found I could make five pillow cases across the width – simple Oxford shams for a Queen pillow. Here is the result.
I am keeping two for myself, and sending the others as samples for shops which have asked for them. My thousand metre rolls will arrive in October, or maybe November: one thousand one hundred metres of rough natural linen, and five hundred to one thousand metres of fine white sheeting.
What can I say? I’m in love!
If you love it too, please vote for me here: Rough Linen made the Apartment Therapy Design Showcase shortlist! http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/bedroom/rough-linen-bedding-by-tricia-rose-design-showcase-2010-125838