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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