Fine embroidered linen —an honored tradition— is making a comeback to many homes in North America. Lavish and beautifully made, not a single synthetic and machine-made fiber can compare.
Do you have an eye for sophistication and class? Embroidered linen for your bedsheets, bedspreads, or tablecloths is the way to speak this truth.
Today’s article explores the reasons to invest in some of the best-made household linen from Tuscan Italy. Expand your horizons by learning about the properties of satin and percale fabrics.
Durability, Perfection, Value and More Benefits of Exquisite Embroidered Linen
Correctly cared for linen sheets survive for decades. Percolate cotton—the most worthy alternative to linen—equally produces items with considerable lifetimes.
Like diamond rings, delicate fabrics are worth every penny too!
Owning luxury embroidered sheets is a notable way to showcase refined taste and elegance.
Artisans dedicate their whole lives to perfecting the art of embroidering, knitting, weaving, and braiding fine textiles to bring out the best in customary household items.
Genuine linen and cotton materials are also eco-friendly and biodegradable.
Homeowners looking for hypoallergenic sheets are sure to find a winning choice in natural fibers such as linen and cotton. With an increased capacity for absorbing surface moisture, they discourage the growth of mildew.
The water-absorbing potential of linen makes it ideal for embroidered tablecloths, placemats, and cocktail napkins. High-quality and super soft cotton also boasts of super absorbent properties making it suitable for bathroom towels, washcloths, and rollable beach towels.
Percale and Satin Fabrics Explained
At Andrea Acciaio, you’ll discover many household items made from percale fabric or satin. For instance, the “Pois” Polka Dot collection, utilizes percale cotton for the base material and satin for polka-dot shapes.
Percale fabric does not describe the actual material; rather, it defines the way the threads have been weaved together. Cotton can be percale-woven, whereby a horizontal thread is overrun by a vertical strand, creating a checkboard pattern.
Tightly weaving threads together gives a higher thread count of over 200. The close sturdy knit enhances the durability of the fabric.
Satin also describes a separate weaving technique, and the eventual fabric is named “satin.” Its notable feature is the high-glossy surface that feels slippery between the fingers.
Satin-woven embroidered bedspreads and pillows are favorites for anyone who loves the soft, cool, and silky feel. Their cool touch also makes them ideal for hot summer months.
From Tuscan, the Home of Fine Embroidered Linen
Are you an aficionado of authentic Italian fabric but are tired of imitations and low-quality phoneys? Can’t find a reputed store back home or great prices in the US?
Luckily, Andrea Accaiao brings Tuscan artisans close to you. The nation within a nation has been a revered center for arts and crafts since antiquity.
Contemporary embroidered styles, such as the “Pois Collection,” are ever popular with younger generations. The craftsmanship of old is still showcased by vintage designs incorporating floral shapes, lace frills, geometric patterns, lettering and symbols, and more.
Our company thrives on using the finest linen and cotton materials. Only extraordinary pieces leave our workshop!