I am starting to think about this years Wedding Anniversary plans (Several months in advance). This year it is apparently Linen and Silk. Have you got any suggestions for fun activities, shared gifts or adventures involving Linen and Silk? [more inside]
We need linen and toy storage for our rustic cabin - must be mouse and spider proof! Also, easy for infrequent cabin users to understand. Ideas? [more inside]
I'm a 24 year old woman who needs to do some serious wardrobe updating. I'm tired of rayon and polyester, especially for summer. [more inside]
I need to find some nice, plain white linen kitchen towels for a gift. Can anyone tell me where to find these in the Mpls/St. Paul area or online in the US? Amazon has a listing for smaller, "guest"-type towels (12" wide), but I'm looking for something a bit bigger. Something similar to this, but without stripes. I've tried Macy's, Williams Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Kitchen Window, Amazon, eBay...and can't find anything that is (flax) linen AND plain white. Help!
I need to procure 60 sets of sheets, pillows, blankets and towels for four days. But, how? [more inside]
Hot summer days in New York can be miserable with the heat and humidity. I feel like I'm on an endless quest to find the perfect summer pants. What should I wear to keep cool and look stylish without being over or under dressed? [more inside]
Where in Toronto can I buy men's linen shirts, preferably dark colors and short sleeves? I'd rather not order online due to sizing and such. Thanks.
Do I want linen sheets, and where should I get them? [more inside]
Where can I buy lightweight, beachy cotton and linen clothes in NYC or online? I'm going to Thailand in February and need protection from mosquitos and the sun. [more inside]
Calling all fabric experts: I'm shopping online for a specific type of fabric, probably linen or a blend thereof. I want to make my own scrumptious bedsheets. Bedlinens. [more inside]
My housemate and I, and our across-the-hall neighbours, will soon be throwing a combined blanket fort party. If anyone has done something similar, do you have any tips for the logistics of actually constructing said fortress? We're thinking twine strung across rooms, secured at the wall by those little adhesive hook things, creating a frame for draping our linen - but there are worries about the strength of those little adhesive hook things. For reference, our apartments are 1920s Art Deco things with very prominent architraves (I think that's the word - skirting boards coming down from the ceiling, is what I mean) which we are thinking of using as our anchor points.
Where can I get a nice, good-quality linen suit in Toronto, preferably downtown? I'm looking for someplace I can buy off the rack that has a decent selection. Any leads would be much-appreciated.
Help me have the coolest (as in temperature), breathable bed. [more inside]
Where can I find a men's linen jacket like this? [more inside]
What is it? What is this fabric item that we unearthed while cleaning out my kitchen drawers? [more inside]
Where can I buy an unlined or lightweight men's linen jacket or similar like this for very hot, humid Kyoto summer? Must be worn with white dress shirt, tie and black pants. Degree of difficulty: 46L/XL and shipping to Japan. [more inside]
Linen suit wrinkle concern [more inside]
I need guidence on restoring an Antique Christening Gown in the Southeast US... [more inside]
About six years ago I spent a fair amount of cash on a good quality 100% linen sheet,pillowcases and duvet cover.The sheet and duvet cover are now worn out,the sheet in the center and the duvet cover at the top.I machine washed them regularly at 60° C with a standard non-biological detergent.I was under the impression that good linen lasted a lifetime.Do I have unrealistic expectations or am I doing something wrong?
My brand new expensive sheets are already fading, and I don't know why. [more inside]
O bibliophiles of MeFi: I humbly seek your wisdom. How would you clean the white linen cover of a fine hardcover? The book is 35 years old and in good shape, but the cover has grime, smudges, flecks, some yellowing: i.e., the usual buildup a reference volume would accrue over a few decades. I've tried mild soaps, but hesitate to use anything stronger. [more inside]