The science of sleep: how to sleep well?

Ways to sleep: what to sleep on to live long and happy?A person spends a lot of the lifetime in sleep. During sleep, we rest, fight against the diseases, restore physical strength and mental balance. And healthy, strong and balanced people generally...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

What is better: linen vs half-linen

What is half-linen, and what’s 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 (also known as cotton linen). Such fabric...

Types of linen: why choose 100% linen?

Flax linen 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. Flax linen fabric...

Fabric Shrinkage: Linen and other fabrics (part 2)

How to wash linen to prevent shrinkage? Linen items cannot be washed at temperatures above 40 degrees Celcius. Delicate wash at a temperature of 30 degrees with an additional rinse is the most suitable mode. But it is best to wash flax linen with...

Fabric Shrinkage: linen 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 and drapes

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

How to iron linen?

Linen: ironing tips 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...

How to soften linen

Purchasing linen fabric, we can’t always say for sure what it will be used for. Let’s say you’ve bought fairly coarse quality linen for sewing a blanket, and end up with some fabric pieces left. There may be an idea that comes to your mind to...

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...