Beaudesert's fabrics are inspired by traditional French designs -Fritillaria costs pounds 59a metre on French percale
and pounds 75on silk taffeta.
Fritillaria has scattered pink blooms on a white background, and is in French percale
, pounds 59 a metre or silk taffetta pounds 75 a metre.
Choose, she says, between the crisp smoothness of percale
or the silky softness and sheen of sateen or a cotton-rich, easy care cotton/poly percale
At the market this past February, it debuted two collections of bed linens, a 700-thread-count Egyptian sateen and a 464 thread-count Egyptian percale
, a new category for the American market.
Fabrics can be percale
or sateen with thread counts ranging from an exceptionally soft 200 (Violette and Genet) to a gossamer-fine 500 (Etoile).
Yves Delorme of Paris' new Bleuet pattern features delicate flowers on crisp white Egyptian combed cotton percale
. Pillowcases feature hand embroidery.
The key feature of the new collection is relaxed luxury - soft designs in linen, satin or percale
complemented with stripes and florals.
Hepburn bedlinen in polyester cotton percale
patchwork, available in natural, bluebell or lavender, priced from pounds 25 for a double fitted sheet, from McCord Design by Mail.
Flannel is a cotton fabric that is brushed on one side for warmth and extra softness; percale
is a finely woven, smooth fabric (all cotton or a blend) with a minimum thread count of 180.
Available from thewool room.com Patternology Bird Cotbed Quilt WITH a bird print on one side and ditsy spots on the other, this reversible cotton percale
quilt is soft next to delicate skin.
SHEILA WILSON: If you're willing to try polycotton, John Lewis's percale
sheets come in all sizes and every colour of the rainbow.
Their top-of-the-range natural cotton quilted mattress protector has an outer casing in cotton percale
and a pure cotton filling.