Flax seed and 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 flax...

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 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 fabric was the "hero" of the most famous historical events in the world! 10 Facts about...

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...

Advices on how to pick sheet size

When it gets to choosing linens, it’s important to decide on the size. Too large or too small of a sheet will cause discomfort, making for a restless sleep. The fabric build-up of the sheets is not of a lesser importance, but let’s talk things...

How often should you wash pillows and mattresses?

Pillows: every 3 monthsYour pillow stuffing serves as sponge, absorbing sweat, and with time turns into a real breeding ground for bacteria and mites. Scientists discovered that these microorganisms and their waste and dead cells may constitute up...

What to do, if your linen item has shrunk too much after washing?

Flax is the only material, whose characteristics improve after each washing – linen items become softer and look more organic. Linen items can shrink indeed, if they were washed or dried wrong, especially if there are no synthetic additions in...

Why is linen more expensive than cotton?

It is not so easy to grow flax plants. It feels comfortable only at moderate temperatures, in good lighting, with lots of daylight and at adequate moisture. Not only quantity but also quality of the harvest gets worse during resowing at the same...

What is safer for your health: linen or cotton?

Scientists have proved that wearing linen clothes will prevent a series of health problems because flax plant has unique bacteriologic properties – it is too hard for germs and fungi to take root on linen fabric. This is a perfectly clean and...

How to store bread correctly?

Our ancestors wrapped bread in linen towels or canvas fabric to help keep its freshness and tastiness. Some women knew special secrets to keep bread and save it to the last crumb. They wrapped it in a white fabric or paper to keep it soft and...

Linen and cotton: Everything is comparative

Linen is often mistaken for its main competitor – cotton, which is utterly wrong. These are completely different plants that give fibers with completely different linen properties.  How to distinguish linen from cotton? Cotton...

Linen or cotton – which one is better?

Fashion for natural fabrics made linen and cotton extremely popular. However, sometimes it is hard to decide which one of these two products is the best. That is why you should know a thing or two about these fabrics to know their pros and...