Throughout my textile degree at Bath School of Art and Design, we were encouraged to experiment on as many different fabrics as possible. Natural ones, synthetic, heavy, and light ones. However I always came back to linen – I love the texture of it and its organic feel. So my whole final collection ended up being printed on linen! For Christmas this year I received a beautiful set of grey linen bedsheets and now I’m hooked. It reminds me of sleeping in the sunny South of France, where linen bedsheets are the norm.
I came across I Love Linen recently, a shop selling only good quality linen bed sheets all designed by Australia-baesd Lauren Roe, who describes herself as a ‘linen expert’. I love the way there are the gorgeous classic French linen sheets in neutral colours, and then a modern twist on these with bold patterns and colours to mix and match with. I am seriously eyeing up that pineapple pattern and I want all of the fun, tropical themed cushions to pair with a toned down duvet cover. The collection has a light hearted, holiday feel whilst retaining the high quality. Definitely adding these to my wishlist.