Rough Linen: Hand Sewn Linen Bedding

Rough Linen: Hand Sewn Linen Bedding

Jason Loper
Jan 3, 2013
  • Location: Online
  • Specialty: Linen bedding handcrafted in Marin, California
  • Price range: $$
  • Website:

Store History

  • Founded by: Tricia Rose
  • Headquarters: Marin, CA

Maxwell shined a spotlight on the Rough Linen Duvet Cover as yesterday's Daily Find, bringing my attention to Tricia Rose's hand sewn linen line. As a fan of handcrafted and sustainable products, I clicked over to the Rough Linen website and was delighted to discover the story behind the genesis of this line.

It all started when Tricia Rose found a hand sewn linen pillow slip while cleaning out her grandmother's cottage in Scotland. Dating back to 1840, this simple linen pillow slip had survived three generations and was still going strong. When she first took the slip home, Tricia used it for storing lavender. It wasn't until a few years later, when Tricia found a source for natural linen with the same simple qualities of that old pillow slip, that she decided to start making her own bedding.

Rough Linen offers five different fabric options: Orkney, a traditional homespun domestic European linen, White Orkney, the same as Orkney but bleached to achieve an off-white coloring, Smooth White, a double width pure Belgian linen sheeting, Smooth Natural, the same as Smooth White but undyed, and St. Barts, a middleweight linen.

In addition to bedding — which includes sheets, duvet covers, shams and more — Rough Linen also produces curtains and table linens.

(Images: Rough Linen)

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