With such a wide array of hand-made products, in a variety of colours & sizes, we definitely do not have every item in-stock at all times and some items may need to be backordered for you. This, along with the inventory levels will be clearly noted on the product page once you choose a specific size. Please wait to hear from us before coming to the store to pick up any items that you have purchased, as some ‘in-stock’ items may still be at our workshop. Get more information on how COVID-19 is affecting our supply chain & inventory availability by clicking here.
thistle flat sheet
stay sharp – a midtone, bluish purple
Hand dyeing is an art, not an exact science so results vary batch to batch. This variance should be embraced as nature’s role in how the dyes react with the fibres of the cotton. If you order multiple pieces in the same colour, you should expect to see some variation in the shade and tone of the colour between and within the items. click here for more details
- 100% cotton muslin
- thicker, more textured & breathable
- machine wash & dry
- made by us in Burnaby, BC
Available in sizes king, queen, and single. King and queen flat sheets are constructed in 3 panels, with seams that lay at the edge of the mattress. Single flat sheets are one continuous piece. You can find more information about them in the tabs below. Just like everything at bed these are all sold individually so you can mix and match colours.
$75.00 – $110.00
- about your order
- what is muslin?
- colour & dyelots
- washing instructions
- why are there seams?
- what goes with thistle?
Our sheets are definitely not your average department store sheets. We use a 100% cotton, clothing fabric called muslin, which is thicker and more textured than the cotton often used to make sheets. People often remark that the noticeable texture feels more similar to old-fashioned or even linen sheets. Just like a new pair of jeans they can take a bit of breaking in, but get softer and lovelier with each wash, while retaining their more rustic texture.
Although this cotton may feel a bit heavier than other fabrics, it breathes exceptionally well. This is because big threads are used in a looser weave. The cotton doesn’t retain excess heat or cold like tightly woven fabrics, so it’s quite comfortable all year round. Read more about our bedding.
All dyeing is done by hand in small batches (about a set of queen-sized items, i.e. duvet cover, fitted sheet & 2 pillowcases), so dyelots will vary slightly. If you order several items in the same colour, we will make every effort to select pieces as similar as possible, however it is possible you may receive items from slightly different dye lots. Sometimes you’ll see slight variations in the shade of the colour across an item. There may also be small specks or smudges of another colour on your sheets and all of this comes down to the fact that a real human being made them by hand – try as we might these can’t be completely avoided.
Marble dyes have the most variance in colour within an item, each item has a unique, random pattern that can include large clusters or small flecks of other colours such as fuschia, orange or blue, depending upon how individual dyes disperse. Every computer monitor will display colours somewhat differently, so use our colour images as guidelines – the actual colour may not be exactly as displayed by your computer. For an explanation about why colours sometimes look different online and in person, check out our about colour page. Following our washing instructions will keep colours true for a long time, while the cotton will get softer and softer, a lot like your favourite, old jeans.
All bedding should be washed prior to first use. Always wash in COLD water and tumble dry HOT. Dyed bedding should be washed keeping each colour separate for at least the first wash and dry. After that simply wash similar colours together. Do not hang dyed bedding to dry, use a dryer. For best results during the first few washes, please make sure your bedding goes into the dryer right after it is done washing. Don’t let it sit wet. Unbleached bedding should be washed in HOT water for the first wash. After that, follow the washing instructions as detailed above.
|single||56″ (142cm)||104″ (264cm)|
|queen||92″ (233cm)||104″ (264cm)|
|king||100″ (254cm)||104″ (264cm)|
We don’t make a double flat sheet because they would only be a wee bit narrower than a queen. All measurements are approximate.
The cotton muslin that we use for our bedding is 63 inches (160cm) wide. This obviously limits us in how wide we can go without seams. Luckily, we’ve found a way to make our bedding where the seams are in areas where they don’t impact the comfort and use of our sheets. For instance, our flat and fitted sheets have seams that fall generally along the sides of the mattress. The dashed lines in the following photos outline where the seams will be in each sheet. For a more detailed explanation of our bedding please see the about our bedding page.