How are flax linen and the Tretyakov gallery connected?

The Tretyakov brothers: how it all began On December the15th, 1832, the beautiful and smart Alexandra Borisova gave birth to Mikhail Tretyakov’s firstborn, who was given name Pavel. The second son, Sergei Tretyakov, was born soon after his big...

Concerning dyeing fabric at home: how to dye?

All things may lose their attractive appearance over time. But it is impractical to throw away good clothes just because they had become less colorful. Chemical industry offers an extensive range of cloth dye. However, it is possible to dye fabric...

How is Christmas celebrated in Europe?

Very soon, most of the world's population will begin celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ - Christmas. Christmas is celebrated all over the world. In addition, each country has its own "flavor" associated with Christmas celebrations. Let's take...

Christmas around the world

We have described how Christmas is celebrated in Europe in the previous article. Now let's see how this holiday is celebrated in different parts of the world. Christmas day in Japan For most Japanese people Christmas is known as a romantic family...

Shabby chic: history, colors, textile

If you like the look and feel of a romantic and soft interior, flower wallpaper, photo frames, lace and frills, then Shabby chic interior design is perfect for you.This style is becoming increasingly more and more popular and is in demand due to its...

What is scandinavian style?

Scandinavian furniture: simple and multi-functionalThe furniture is simple, lightweight, comfortable, and is easy to assemble and disassemble. Various combinations of wooden and glass surfaces exist, open and closed shelves are present. Graceful...

What is Scandinavian?

Scandinavian style just can’t be disliked. It is a very appealing style, radiating its extraordinary lightness, naturalness and simplicity. This is one of the lightest and most natural styles in the interior design of apartments and...

What is Shabby-chic?

Term comes from the English word “shabby”, which means “worn”, “distressed” and “chic” - “elegance”. It is the name of the style in the interior design, decor and fashion. The name itself can literally be translated as “worn...

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil

The name for flaxseed comes from ancient Latin language, and it means “very useful”, and that is very true. Flax got its’ name because every part of the plant is utilized in creation of many distinct products for bettering our lives, like...

Natural flax color

Natural linen fabric possesses a rich color palette - ivory, beige, sandy colors, all shades of brown and gray. Sometimes flax is bleached and dyed, and sometimes it is left in its original form - natural tones are always in fashion. What determines...

What is better: linen vs half-linen

What is half-linen, and what is good about it?During the processing of flax stems, some parts of the fiber break off, and they are used for the production of mixed fabrics - for example, half-linen, which includes cotton thread. One fabric combines...

What is better: linen or half-linen?

Flax is a natural material, one of the oldest on Earth - it is since the VIII century BC that craftsmen learned to create canvas from flax stems. This is a very laborious process, but the result exceeds all expectations. Linen fabric possesses...

The history of flax

“He who sows flax will reap gold,” said our ancestors, and these words contain truth. Flax has been valued for its beauty, practicality and healing properties at all times. We use flax products in our everyday lives, but how much do we really...

Shrinkage of flax and other fabrics (part 2)

How to avoid flax shrinkage?Linen items cannot be washed at temperatures above 40 degrees. The most suitable mode is a delicate wash at a temperature of 30 degrees with an additional rinse. But it is best to wash linen with your own hands in plenty...

Shrinkage of flax and other fabrics (part 1)

Most fabrics have this one interesting property - they become smaller in size after washing. This phenomenon is called shrinkage, which is to some extent a characteristic of all natural fabrics. Is it possible to somehow deal with it? Or is it...

How to pick bedroom curtains

Modern day bedroom decoration is aimed towards providing the maximum amount of sunlight that penetrates the widows. However, bare windows don’t look cozy. For the room to turn out fashionable and stylish, simultaneously providing the necessary...

How to iron linen?

We all know well that ironing linen is not easy. Ever since childhood, you have probably heard from your parents that a linen item is a great responsibility, such item requires special care. This day in age, when the world at large is full of...

How to make linen fabric softer

Purchasing linen fabric, we can’t always say for sure what it will be used for. Sometimes, you buy a fairly coarse linen, for example, for sewing a blanket, and then there are some fabric pieces left. There may be a though that comes to your mind...

Facts that may change your opinion on linen

Flax is an ancient crop. And it is not surprising at all that linen is mentioned in the world’s most ancient scriptures. It is often that linen material was the "hero" of famous historical events in the world!10 Facts about flax and linen• The...

Decorative pillows as an instrument of interior transformation

With the help of such versatile accessories as decorative pillows, it’s possible to easily transform any interior design, creating a very special mood indoors. Moreover, this type of space renovation won’t require much time or serious financial...