Totally Linen Bathroom Makeover Kit from Rough Linen

Totally Linen Bathroom Makeover Kit from Rough Linen

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 26, 2016

Snapchat is ON here at AT Media and every Tuesday I'm releasing my Daily Find... Here is a peak at last week's snap, which also allows you to keep it and view it eternally if you so wish. The find here features a new Bathroom Makeover Kit from one of my favorite linen resources, Rough Linen, a small company in the Bay Area. Follow us on Snapchat!

About Rough Linen


"I found this homespun, hand-sewn linen pillowslip while I was clearing my grandmother's cottage in Scotland. It was made by her great-grandmother in about 1840, and was in regular use for three generations. When it came to me I used it to store lavender. Years later, by good fortune, I found a natural linen with the same wonderful homespun texture and feel, and I decided to make bedding in this simple, elemental tradition. I call it Orkney."

My grandmother's great grandmother's linen bag from 1840

natural materials

"Orkney natural 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 bedding, tablecloths, napkins, towels, pinafores and curtains."

Beautiful materials

beautiful fabrics

"I am always looking for definitive texture, or weave, or color, the essence of any material or yarn I find. When I discovered this linen I recognized its beauty immediately, and as I work with it I appreciate its virtues more and more: its luster, easy care, stability, strength, straight grain, and wonderful texture."

Rough Linen Orkney natural duvet cover with coconut buttons.

precision sewing

"I cut to the thread for accuracy and fold the fabric as precisely as origami before sewing so our minimal seaming is exact.

Gutermann thread, YKK invisible zippers, French linen tapes and the simplest two-hole, straight-sided buttons – but the search and the temptation goes on. I commissioned a finer textured wide linen sheeting for sheets, pillow slips and lighter duvets, tablecloths and curtains. I couldn't resist the sheer airiness of open-weave Myriad curtains. Lately I added rich, urbane colors to my beloved classic neutrals – black, gray, indigo. Fabric samples are freely available, just ask."

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