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2kids2dogsandahorse Sat 24-Jul-10 14:07:17

What sort of cotton are the heavy cotton almost slubby sheets made of please? It's sort of rough, a bit slubby and really crunchy when line dried and I really need some cos I hate soft smooth sheets.

Maybe I should just buy myself a monks habit to sleep in

ppeatfruit Tue 27-Jul-10 09:09:36

Poss. a mix of cotton and linen? I don't know if you can get pure linen sheets; you can get organic cotton sheets but they are quite soft! of course if you don't iron them they'd be less smooth?grin

2kids2dogsandahorse Tue 27-Jul-10 09:24:35

iron? what is this iron thing you speak of? thanks ppeat I will investigate cotton and linen


SwansEatQuince Tue 27-Jul-10 09:28:47

Are you thinking about cotton flannelette?

Linen sheets are very smooth.

nannyl Tue 27-Jul-10 09:54:58

do you mean brushed cotton?

SparkyToo Thu 29-Jul-10 17:00:49

Do you mean textured bedding, like waffle or seersucker, or just standard style fabric that's just a bit crunchier, like Egyptian cotton with a low thread count, ie thicker threads??

Mind you, I have these Egyptian cotton sheets and I certainly wouldn't describe them as slubby. They're actually relatively lightweight. I've had a seersucker duvet cover in the past and I just found it a bit heavy as I do prefer soft and lightweight fabrics, especially in summer.

ppeatfruit Thu 29-Jul-10 17:45:34

Well SOME people iron their sheets!! I must say the newest sheets i've got are very soft without ironing. Yes sparky maybe the thicker thread ones would be best.

IMoveTheStars Thu 29-Jul-10 17:47:56

what does slubby mean?

Bonsoir Thu 29-Jul-10 17:48:59


ChippingIn Thu 29-Jul-10 17:50:11

I want 'hotel' sheets, you know those lovely heavy ones... do you think it's the same thing??

nagoo Thu 29-Jul-10 17:50:24

yes, I was having trouble with the term slubby too?

Bonsoir Thu 29-Jul-10 17:50:45

I have pure linen sheets from Caravane. Really lovely to sleep in, and they are much better not ironed!

IMoveTheStars Thu 29-Jul-10 17:55:47

Bonsoir - was that an answer to me, the OP, or both?

Bonsoir Thu 29-Jul-10 17:56:54

The OP!

ChippingIn Thu 29-Jul-10 17:59:53

Oooooohhhh no, couldn't be done with those - they look like they need a good iron!!

Bonsoir Thu 29-Jul-10 18:05:23

They feel fabulous smile and they look great, too. But that depends on the rest of your décor - linen sheets won't go with super modern furniture.

2kids2dogsandahorse Fri 30-Jul-10 15:05:56

Oh maybe it is linen I'm after - by slubby I meant sort of slightly lumpy bits in it (sounds nuts) maybe I'm thinking of the coarse Egyptian cotton then.

I'm going to go to John Lewis and fondle the sheets now grin

SparkyToo Fri 30-Jul-10 21:50:45

I do prefer ironed sheets! Doesn't always happen. Thinking about it I think you're thinking of linen. Linen deinitely has slubs in it, ie raised bumpy bits where the thread looks all squashed up on itself.

Try Volga.

eclomaxkiwi Thu 13-Oct-11 23:13:31

Slubby stuff looks like this but may be less prominent and less regular

Pudden Fri 14-Oct-11 09:36:49

I've got cotton/linen mix sheets and they are slubby. Fab to sleep in esp when line dried

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