The difference between tea towel and dish towel

Tea towel history: tea master's best friend People have always considered tea to be a magical beverage that was driving away sleep and helping to maintain spiritual vitality. They knew that tea softens the heart, awakens the mind, removes...

Softened or washed linen bedding: what to choose?

Sleeping on washed linen is so pleasant and comfortable. Stonewashed linen fabric has a special wrinkle and is very soft. But we all know that linen yarn is a fairly harsh raw material and products from it can be initially rough and prickly. It...

Comparing towels: linen, half-linen, cotton

Linen vs half-linen towels Towel is every kitchen’s indispensable attribute. It is used to wipe hands, dishes and surfaces. The kitchen towel should not only be beautiful, durable and pleasant to the touch, but also must absorb moisture well...

Zero Waste lifestyle: what is it about?

“There is a firm rule - get up in the morning, wash your face, put yourself in order - and immediately put your planet in order.” - The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery Zero Waste concept is becoming more and more widespread...

How to: Table Runner

What are table runners for? Any housekeeper knows perfectly well that even some of the best tablecloths can be considered hopelessly ruined if they’ve gotten a stain that can’t be washed off. And here is where table runners come in handy...

Linen fashion in the world

Natural is the new popular We live in the times when products of natural origin are becoming increasingly more and more popular. People that choose such products demonstrate a great deal of wisdom, since such products are safe for them,...

Russian flax linen - hard to find, but easy to buy

Today, many shoppers are familiar with Lithuanian linen. It is very often that one can find Lithuanian linen tablecloths, bedding and napkins in stores. And if you were to visit the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, you would find many small street...

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...

Types of linen fabric: from burlap to cambric

As one of the main sources for creating fabric, flax is known for its environmental friendliness and durability. From flax fiber alone dozens of different natural linen fabrics can be woven, for flax has hundreds of uses. For example,...

Types of tablecloths

Whether or not one needs tablecloths and napkins is purely a matter of taste. But where it is appropriate, its’ right selection may become the main factor in setting the mood of the room. Dining room table covers are divided into several...

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 linen color

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

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...