How to choose the right thread count for your linen needs!

How to choose the right thread count for your linen needs!

Do you prefer crisp bed linen to soft silky bed linen? Camilla Swart from Linen Drawer gives you some tips on how to find the best thread count for your needs.

Thread count – this is the term that refers to the number of ‘threads’ in a square inch of woven fabric. So, a 200- thread count fabric will have that total number of ‘threads’ in a square inch (2.2cm).

A quick way of testing fabric is to hold it up to the light and observe the weave pattern. If it looks patchy and open, know that you are dealing with a dodgy fabric. It should be closed, look smoothly woven and not let too much light through.

Now, which thread count to choose, after arming yourself with the above knowledge?

That depends on a particular factor:

Do you prefer crisp bed linen to soft silky bed linen?

If the answer is ‘crisp’ then I would recommend a 200 or 300 thread count percale. These fabrics are cool, smooth and comfortable and will give you many years of wonderful wear.

If your answer is ‘soft, silky’ then I would recommend a 400 thread count Egyptian Cotton or a 600- thread count sateen. Characterised by a soft sheen and soft handle these fabrics ensure your sleeping comfort all year round.

I find it difficult to decide – so I have both! Maybe you will too?

For more info please visit https://www.linendrawer.co.za/

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