New Nexternal Live Client: Rough Linen

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
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Tricia Rose loves linen.  Her passion for the fine fabric has grown over the years resulting in her wildly successful business venture: creating gorgeous linens from the fabric they were named after! Please help us welcome and congratulate our latest Live Client: Rough Linen! Their online store is now up and running, powered by Nexternal’s eCommerce Platform!   Capture

Here are a few words from Tricia:

“There are so many influences on Rough Linen™.  I always wanted to recreate the linens from my grandmother’s house in Scotland and from vintage textiles I found in France.  It took years of searching to discover the traditionally woven coarse linen fabric I use in her range of bedding: Natural Fabrics.

I have always gravitated to natural fabrics: wool, cotton, linen. For years I lived near Ian Mankin’s iconic shop in Primrose Hill in London and loved every fabric he stocked, including a double-width linen sheeting now sadly discontinued. Ian’s natural weaves and stripes are timeless.

Beautiful Materials
Working with beautiful materials has simplified my taste and complicated my life, because I am always looking for the definitive texture, or weave, or color. When I found this linen I recognized its beauty immediately, and as I work with it I appreciate its virtues more and more: easy care, relative stability, strength, straight grain, wonderful texture.

Precision Sewing
I always cut to the thread for accuracy and fold the fabric as precisely as origami before sewing so my minimal seaming is exact. See me cutting here.

I sew French seams on pillow slips for strength and neatness, and overcast raw seams. I use the selvedges whenever I can.

Gutermann thread, YKK invisible zippers, and the simplest buttons – but the search and the temptation goes on. I am thrilled to have commissioned a finer textured wide linen sheeting (which I call Smooth Linen, unless someone suggests a better name!) which is now available for sheets, pillow slips and duvets.  Fabric samples are available now, just ask.

You know those signs in France, ‘le patron mange ici’?  Well, la patronne dort ici: I don’t just stand by my product, I sleep in it…”

Please visit Rough Linens’s online store to order Tricia’s fabulous products!


Coming from a medical and non-profit management background, Taryn has extensive experience in customer service and marketing. She is a Senior Account Manager for Nexternal and loves working with her clients to develop social media and marketing strategies to improve their online presence. In her spare time, she also runs a successful eCommerce jewelry and essential oils business.