• Woven Wrap

    Marisso Caver Sky Blue

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Marisso / Caver Fibre: 59% Egyptian cotton, 41% combed cotton Measurements: 478cm long , 65.5cm wide, 322gsm Key words: Soft, supportive, workhorse     I’m thinking of a spring day. The air still isn’t all that warm, but the sun is warm enough that you can lie on the grass outside. You put your head down on the grass, and as you breathe in its fresh scent, you look straight up at the sky. It’s not the brilliant blue of summer – no, it’s that light, slightly hazy springtime blue. Fluffy, insubstantial clouds are gently drifting around, and contrails are fuzzing out to…

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    Lovaloom Petalon Elin

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Lovaloom / Petalon Fibre: 61% Pima cotton, 33% bourette silk, 6% seacell Measurements: 491cm long, 66cm wide, 341gsm Key words: Thick, supportive, grippy     Trying a new wrap brand is always exciting. I’ve been watching Lovaloom’s releases for a while now, and enjoying their aesthetic – so I jumped at the opportunity to experience one of their wraps in person.     The Petalon weave is a stylized flower petal pattern with plenty of movement in it. To me, it’s also slightly reminiscent of baroque patterns. The scale is nicely considered: small enough that the pattern is beautifully on show, but large…

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    Wrapping Qualities Explained

      Last weekend I had the privilege of helping to run a workshop with Tina Hoffman at at The Wrap Show. Together, we explored the language the babywearing community commonly uses to describe wrapping qualities, defining terms and discussing what they really mean.   Handling a variety of wraps which exemplified the different qualities was something the workshop attendees found very helpful. I’d love to offer that to everyone reading this post, but sadly, we can’t feel wraps through the internet…! So instead, here’s my best take on terms commonly used to describe wrapping qualities. I hope it’s helpful. If you have questions, or comments, please do let me know…

  • Woven Wrap

    Woven Wings Northern Line

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Woven Wings  /  Metro Tiles Fibre: 84% Egyptian cotton / 16% bourette silk Measurements: 533cm long, 61cm wide, 312 gsm Key words: Blankety, grippy, supportive   The first word which came to mind when I pulled Northern Line out of its bag was “blankety”. As I hefted its weight in my hands I could feel it was a substantial, thick wrap, but it was also wonderfully soft and floppy. It was close textured and felt fairly smooth in hand. It was a pleasure to handle!       The aesthetic of the wrap is simple, understated but strong. The shapes are not at all…

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    PinkNova Polaris Morning Coffee

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: PinkNova  /  Polaris Fibre: 53% bio cotton, 29% superfine wool, 18% cashmere Measurements: 497cm long,  65cm wide, 299 gsm Key words: Thick, cosy, supportive   For many babywearers, autumn is when wool wraps really come into their own – so I was excited to try out Polaris Morning Coffee just as the colder weather was arriving. A holiday from a lovely friend, this was also my first experience of Pink Nova. My first impression of Morning Coffee was that it’s a lovely colour. It’s a true neutral brown: neither really warm nor really cool. The constrasting colour is somewhere inbetween cream and white, cool…