LinenBeauty offers you probably the widest range of highest quality linen fabrics made from 100% European Flax. Whilst choosing natural fabrics for your home textiles, crafts, upholstery or clothes is always the best option, linen is even better than other fabrics. Linen requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than cotton. It is biodegradable, so after its long life it will gently decompose without leaving any waste. All parts of the flax plant can be used, meaning there are no harmful bi-products as a result of our processing and manufacturing procedures.
For many of us part of the joy of giving gifts in the holiday season is in the gift wrapping. Each year we try different combinations of ribbons, butcher’s string, sprigs of rosemary or gold festive stamps on brown craft paper. You name it, we’ve probably wrapped with it. Our aim isn’t just to make our gifts look beautiful. It’s also to avoid the huge amounts of waste generated from all that wrapping paper. Many Christmas wrapping papers are not recyclable as they are partly made with plastic. To test if you can recycle giftwrap, scrunch it into a ball. If it stays scrunched it’s probably made from paper. If it bounces out of shape again, or has glitter or foil decorations, then it has to go to landfill.
When you start on an upholstery project it’s just as important to consider the function of the piece of furniture as the overall look. Get this wrong, and no matter how pretty the chair might look, it won’t last long and you’ll find yourself having to recover it. To help you choose the right upholstery fabric we’ve got some simple tips and hints to ensure successful, practical and beautiful results.
We are delighted to be joined this week by Sarah Thayer of Slow Coach Sarah. This is such a timely interview, given that we are all living in an increasingly uncertain world, where the pace of world events and modern life can seem overwhelming. Based in the UK, Sarah worked in both the corporate and public sectors before training as a counsellor and Transformational Coach. She now helps people discover how to get the life they want, at the pace that suits them.