The Perfectly Imperfect Slub

As we’re sure you all know by now, we at STABLE love our linen. One of the features we’re particularly charmed by is the (not exactly attractively-named) slub. A slub is a small bump; an extra glut of tightly intertwined fibres that forms during the spinning process and appears randomly along the linen thread. A hundred years ago the lowly slub was deemed an imperfection or a sign of poor quality. These days our slubs are cherished, which you can find dotted all over our linen. Look closely: each piece of material has its own unique constellation. We like to think of slubs as freckles, personalising and enhancing the appearance of every one of our Irish linen napkins, blankets, towels and scarves.

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Size Guide

STABLE Linens:

The Ultra Skinny 10 x 200cm

The Skinny 20 x 200cm

The Single Large 75 x 150cm

The Double Long 30 x 200cm


The Travel Mask:

At this time we only produce in 1 size, Medium. Currently, we are NOT able to produce in Large due to production limitations during the COVID-19 lockdown. These are adult sizes only. We do not currently make masks for children.

We recommended mask size selection dimensions based on average face ratios. A women’s faces tends to be smaller than a man’s face so typically women will require a Medium and men will require a Large. We do recommend you check the size required by following our measuring guide below before ordering.

The dimensions of The Travel Mask are -

Medium: 23.5cm wide and 12.5cm high

Large: 26.5cm wide x 14.5cm high

So to select your size use this guide - with a measuring tape, measure the distance across the middle of your face over the tip of your nose to within 2cm from each ear. Next measure the distance between your chin to the bridge of your nose.

For Medium Travel masks -

Cross face measurements will be between 25cm and 28cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 10cm and 13cm.

For Large Travel Masks -

Cross face measurements will be between 28cm and 31cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 13cm and 16cm.