Five rows of bourdon in gradiated tones form an ombre effect in tones of peaches and pinks. This sits in a frame on the top of the duvet cover and pillow case of this design.
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We have given a contemporary edge to our wonderfully soft and luminous satin fabric by adding short pillowcase flanges and a knife edge finish to the duvet cover. Co-ordinates with Venice fitted sheets
Fabric: 100% Italian finished Egyptian Cotton Sateen 300 thread count
Our stock sizes are designed for the UK measurements shown below. However, if you have a special or unusual size , we can make up whatever you require. Please contact us for a quote.
Please note that our fitted sheets come a very generous 40cm deep as standard.
Sheets and Duvet Covers
3ft x 6ft 3"
4ft 6 x 6ft 3"
5ft x 6ft 6"
170 x 200cm
5ft 6” x 6ft 6"
6ft x 6ft 6"
6ft 6" x 6ft 6"
7ft x 7ft
Pillows and Pillowcases
50 x 75cm
20 x 30"
50 x 90cm
20 x 35"
Square (French size)
65 x 65cm
26 x 36"
30 x 40cm
12 x 18"
bedlinen Buying Guide
Bed Linen Buying Guide
Waking up in high quality bedlinen is a supremely sumptuous and luxurious experience. The right bedding aids a restful night’s sleep leaving you refreshed and energised in the morning.
There are a lot of misconceptions about what makes quality bed linen so here are our pointers for what to look for:
Quality bed linen starts with quality fabric which means quality yarn.
Natural fibres are important as this will ensure a fabric that is breathable, responding to temperature and humidity and so creating a comfortable environment for the body whatever the season. This could be cotton, linen or micro-modal.
Not all cotton is equal, there are many varying qualities. Egyptian cotton is a unique genus (type) of cotton that grows primarily in Egypt. This is not the same as cotton that just comes from, or has been processed in Egypt as it has a much longer staple (fibre) which ensures a smooth and strong cloth. Buyer beware: A great deal of Egyptian cotton on the market is in fact inferior Asian cotton that has merely been processed in Egypt so check the small print.
Linen has quite a different handle to cotton. It is generally heavier and can be a coarser cloth which is strong, absorbent and will soften over time and with washing.
Micromodal is incredibly absorbent making it particularly good in hot climates or for those who perspire during the night although its softness and silkiness also give it a cosy feel in colder weather. It has a high sheen so is often selected as an alternative to silk which can be difficult to care for.
What is the thread count? is probably the most asked question when buying bed linen. However, the truth is that thread count is only one measure in gauging quality. It will only tell you how many threads are in a square inch (or centimetre) of fabric thus expressing how densely woven the cloth is.
A very high thread count will be produced using twisted yarns which may or not be of a high quality themselves. As such, it is quite possible for a well made 200tc to be better than a cheaper 600tc.
Yarn can be woven into either a percale or sateen finish and it is very much a personal preference as to which you choose. Percale is smooth crisp and cool, whilst sateen has a high sheen and, some think, a warmer touch. Whilst sateen has a beautiful lustre, percale is, undoubtably, stronger and more robust so for hotels or environments where there will be intense laundering this may be preferable.
Finish & Handle
As well as the aesthetic appeal, look at the quality of the finish, the hemming, the quality of the stitching. If you hold it up to the light can see through it? If so, then it’s too thin. How does it feel to the touch?
In the end buying is very much a matter of personnel choice. Trust your own judgement and feel the cloth with your own hands.
We recommend having at least three sets of linen per bed: One on the bed, one in the ash and one in the cupboard. This ensures each set a rest from use and wash. Similarly, we would suggest that sets are washed together (soiled or not) to ensure that colour and brightness stay consistent.
We are always happy to answer any queries you might have or, give advice if you are still unsure what to go for. Please do call us on 01273 681844 or email email@example.com
Care of Cotton
Our bedlinens are made from the finest fabrics and finished to the highest standards and in order to retain this quality for many years it is important to follow these few simple steps.
Always wash white and coloured items separately and follow the stitched in washing instructions. To keep colours true for as long as possible it is important not to use washing powders or detergents containing optical brighteners.
Do not apply detergent (either powder or liquid) directly onto the fabric, but ensure it is fully dissolved before immersing the items to be washed.
We recommend very sparing use of fabric conditioners. These products coat the fibres of a fabric and repeated application or excessive quantity can result in a build up of residue. This will mean the linens becoming hard to the touch and less supple.
Separate linens from other items in the wash, especially those containing polyester, which can create pilling or “bobbling” of the cotton fabric. Do not wash your linens with items with zips or hooks as these can catch on and damage the fabric or stitching.
Be aware that many beauty products today can have detrimental effects on fabrics as they contain bleaching agents. Whitening toothpastes, some cleansers and face creams can cause permanent colour loss.
Drying & Ironing
You can tumble dry most bedlinens on low heat, but be sure to check the care label. Shake out damp linens before placing in dryer. Remove from dryer promptly while slightly damp to minimize wrinkles.
Use a steam iron on a warm/hot setting for cotton. To iron embroidered bedlinen, iron them on the reverse side to preserve the three-dimensional effect of the embroidery. Use a pressing cloth to protect delicate lace and cutwork. Sateen linens are refreshed by ironing on the reverse side, restoring the lustrous face of the weave.
Bedlinen should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated area. Linens stored long-term should be wrapped in white cotton, muslin (old pillow cases work well) or acid free tissue paper. Avoid storing linens in plastic bags or boxes, which can cause permanent yellowing; natural fibres need to “breathe.” Cedar chests can also result in fabrics becoming yellow or streaked. Adding a scented linen liner or moth-away sachet will not only help keep the linens fresh smelling and ready to use but will also keep the dreaded moth away from your cupboards.
Fine cotton really makes a difference to the quality of your sleep. We buy all of our cotton from Italy, woven and finished to exacting European standards. Invest in the best to ensure perfect slumber.