Where do blankets come from? Who made the first blanket? I found myself asking these questions when I was taking out blankets for the approaching winter. I found the following:
By definition – a blanket is a flat cover made of wool or similar warm material, usually used on a bed. The term ‘blanket’ is a generalisation of a specific fabric, called Blanket fabric, a heavily napped wool weave pioneered by Thomas Banquette (Blanket), a Flemish weaver who lived in England in the 14th century.Read More...
Spring has sprung and September is the perfect time for a mammoth clean up! It doesn’t have to be a great effort, but it will take some thought and decision making. I guarantee you that you will feel lighter and freer after it all.
Cluttered, untidy environments are bad for our brains. We have been wired to function optimally in fairly spartan surroundings. Clutter leads, and contributes, to feelings of anxiety. Our minds react to orderliness and we feel comfortable around certainty.Read More...
Colour means everything to us, although most of our products at Linen Drawer are white! This sounds like a classic contradiction – but we provide products to the décor, hospitality and private sector and these clients are governed by colour choices. We also have many products that support our bed linen which are variously hued; like towels, Horizon throws, blankets, and tabling.
In order to identify and chose the next colours of the products we wish to introduce, we need to analyse colour trends very carefully and choose a colour palette to carry us into the next year, as well as choose colours that match with our existing ranges. Easy? Not really, when there are so many influences and choices to be made.Read More...
Thinking of decorating your bath or bedroom (or any room in your home, hotel or office, for that matter) and want to know what the “ïn” colours are and how to get that perfect look?
Colour guru’s are notorious for the fanciful names they call the ranges of colours that make up the trends for the year ahead. We have taken a leaf out of their books and penned our own names for the colours we choose to be representative of 2015 and 2016. First we need to bring you the COLOUR OF THE YEAR -2016… Taa Daaa!Read More...
Pure Linen is a natural fibre, made from the stalk of the flax plant.
It is regarded in Europe as the best quality fabric.
Europeans have long favoured linen for their sheeting because of its amazing properties.
It softens the more it is used and washed, is extremely durable and can last for decades when cared for correctly.
It is not uncommon that European families will pass linen sheets on to the younger generation as a family heirloom.
While researching linen, I found many Scriptural reasons as well as scientific benefits which explain
why Flax Linen is such a wonderful fabric.
Here are just a few:
~ Bed Sore Resistant: According to Japanese medical research studies,
bed-ridden patients do NOT develop bedsores when linen bed sheets are used.
Linen is a natural fibre, made from the stems of the flax plant.
Plain, cool, natural, long-lasting and elegant, linen was the most frequently used material after cotton in weaving in ancient times. According to the Egyptians, the God Isis was the founder of weaving and invented linen in order to wrap the body of his wife Osiris.
In this era, linen cloths from Babylon were considered excellent.
What makes the difference between luxurious and less luxurious duvet and pillow casings?
Does your pillow look like this??? If so keep reading...
The less luxurious products are generally covered with casings made up from non - woven or poly-cotton fabrics,
as these are a less expensive options. The drawback of this type of cover is that it is only suitable for polyester and
hollow fibre inners as micro fibre and down filling will penetrate through the cover,
because of the construction being too open.