During the summer, it doesn’t get much better than barbecue, family and a waterside or backyard party. This year while searching for the perfect table linens and towels for your summertime celebrations, look no further than LinenMe. The Lithuanian-based linen company offers an array of classic laid back summer colors and patterns that mix and match beautifully.
As we all probably know well – linen fabric or weave is produced of fiber of the flax plant. Its softness, natural origins, durability and strength, as well as its antifungal and antibacterial properties are the reasons linen fabric is loved by its fans for. And of course there are various linen fabric types – distinguished from each other by the texture and weave pattern.
Damask linen fabric is a type that is woven on a jacquard loom, using a mix of plain and satin weaves. The fibers most often are flat and reversible, and therefore damask fabric has a smooth texture with a reversible pattern. To make the design and pattern stand out, damask usually comes in one color and is usually used for linen napkins, linen tablecloths, linen table runners and other home textile pieces.? A variation of damask is a Venise linen fabric. It is very finely textured and characterized by large floral patterns.??
Plain-woven linen fabric is also called a glass toweling one because of its most common use – wiping glassware. This fabric has typically a checkered or striped pattern of red or blue or both on a white background. This type of linen fabric has a loose weave that makes it more absorbent and better suited for cleaning purposes, but also less durable.? Another variation of plani-woven fabric is Holland linen that is treated with oil and starch, making it opaque and hard for the sunlight to penetrate. It is used in making window shades and lampshades? Cambric linen is also a plain woven linen fabric and probably the thinnest and finest variety of linen fabrics. This gets its name from Cambria, France, where it was first produced. Typically handkerchiefs, lingerie, etc. are made of it? Butcher’s linen is a type of strong plain weave linen which is stiff, coarse and commonly used for heavy-duty clothing such as butcher aprons.
Loosely woven linen fabrics are made this way to make them highly absorbent. They are commonly used for diapers and sanitary towels. One of the varieties of loosely woven fabrics is bird’s eye linen, which is characterized by small geometric patterns that are reminiscent of a bird’s eye. Another variety is called huckaback linen fabric and is commonly produced from a pure linen or blend of cotton and linen. It is usually woven in towel lengths. Loosely woven art linen is produced from hand-twisted yarns and is very smooth.
Sheeting linen is a heavy type and is usually used in the manufacture of sheets. It is being made wide for this purpose. Suits and dresses and other linen clothing can be also made of it.
Toweling is the name that is given for all the types of linen that are suitable to produce towels. It comes in different sizes and towels that are made can be used for a wide range of purposes.
Linen fabric is considered a luxurious one because processing it from the flax plant is a time and effort consuming procedure. And yet the end products are luxurious – usually very strong and gorgeous.
To most, the ideal linen closet is the one you can see everything at a glance and find exactly what you want in a moment. Making your closet orderly is easy – just as sorting, folding and stacking. Here I present some advices and steps how to achieve this in minutes. So, read this and head on to where you store your cotton or linen bed linen, towels, tablecloths and other home textile.
The Christmas season is on and everyone is now starting to feel the pressure of choosing and buying Christmas gifts. And not only buying but picking the right ones – so not to repeat last year’s gift, so to suit the tastes of the receiver, so to suit the budget, so to make the receiver happy or so to make an impression 🙂
As we are sincere believers in linen and consider ourselves practical people, we dare to advise you to choose all the gifts from one place! From LinenMe shop! And we are 100% sure you will find a linen gift for everyone here. Need a gift for sister, mother or close friend? Need one for your boss, yoga teacher or teacher of your kid? Look for something for your mother-in-law, aunt or nanny? Save your time and effort – check our shop!
To help you with ideas, we put together a list of ideas of what to give to whom. We count on it to give you inspiration 🙂 So read on!
Christmas time is coming! Shops are getting ready for the season, putting on their best decorations and stacking goods in large amounts. Maybe not yet, but soon people will start looking for gifts and high streets and shopping malls will get crowded and tiresome. So why not get ahead by buying top quality gifts – linen towels, linen bedding including linen duvet covers – early from the comfort of your own home?
The gift of pure linen bathroom towels is something that will be cherished for a long time – every time the person uses their towels they are reminded of you and your kindness. Linen hand & guest towels will adorn a bathroom when guests are there and will speak of taste and preference for quality of the owner. For those who like preparing meals and who spend lots of time in kitchen, a set of stylish linen tea towels is also a good gift idea.
A simple towel can make or break your day on the beach. We expect a beach towel would absorb moisture immediately and dry out quickly; we also want it to be lightweight and quite large for us to lie on; we also want it to be stylish and of beautiful design. And – surprise, surprise – pure linen towels have all those characteristics!
Linen towels willl absorb moisture and leave you dry in seconds, they will dry very quickly afterwards and become a perfect mat to lie on. Linen towels are extremely lightweight – easy to carry around in your beach bag. And they are in fashion! Made of natural flax fiber, linen beach towels have plenty of positive qualities and therefore are considered luxurious ones, so using one on the beach will say something about you, too. All this make linen towels irreplaceable for quality beach time.
Pure linen towels are considered a premium type of all bath towels. Why is that? Let’s get acquainted with huckaback linen towels which are the most popular choice.
The term huckaback means a special coarse weave of linen fabric (and cotton as well). It is employed mostly in the production of cloth towels (e.g. bath towels, kitchen towels). The relatively loose and uneven weave gives a special texture which results in a highly absorbent linen bath towel. This uneven surface has also micro-massaging effect for the skin. The origins huckaback weave can be traced back to the ancient textile traditions of Germany and Scandinavia.
Nowadays nearly every pure linen towel is produced using huckaback weave, because it proved to give a towel many qualities a functional piece of bathroom linen should have. Here are some of those features for you to judge:
What do you think of aesthetics of bathroom linen? Is this important to you – the interior of your bathroom and those mundane things you use there? Well, it should be :). We spend our most precious moments there – after waking up and preparing ourselves for the new day full of possibilities and beautiful moments and while getting ready to rest after hectic and challenging busy hours. Linen bath towels, all those jars of cosmetics and everyday accessories in a bathroom are those things that say Good morning and Good night to us, so why not to make them nice and beautiful?
Linen towels are naturally beautiful as beautiful is the fabric itself. But what happens when endless possibilities of modern dying technologies are employed?