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    Didymos Crepelino Azur

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / crêpe Fibre: 100% linen Measurements: 451cm long, 67cm wide, 236gsm Key words: Thin, firm, solid, supportive     An open apology to all babywearers in sunny, hot climes: I’m sorry, but I just didn’t realise. I didn’t know that a baby could stick quite so disgustingly thoroughly to your back. I didn’t appreciate just how suffocating swathing yourself in a base size wrap for a Double Hammock could feel. You see, the UK is…not exactly renowned for its summers. I mean, most years we do get one. Sort of. The temperature definitely rises, and we even get the odd week (or…

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    Happy Fluffy Anna

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: HappyFluffy / handwoven Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 370cm long (plus 6cm fringes), 69.5cm wide, approx. 226gsm Key words: Thin, airy, mouldable, vibrant     You may recall that I recently tested another of HappyFluffy’s wraps, Diamond Coal. Proving that HappyFluffy can boast variety in its wrap offerings, Anna is substantially different to Coal – always a nice experience!     Anna is a handwoven, with a very pretty weave – pleasantly detailed and intricate. The weave pattern provides nice visual texture and is a good counterpoint to the simple stripe colour pattern. The striking black fringing adds extra elegance and I found myself…

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     Didymos Facett Tethys

    ​ AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Facett Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 499cm long, 67.5cm wide, 207gsm Key words: Soft, waffle, glide, thin     I’ve been curious about the Facett weave for a while, so I’m delighted I’ve had the chance to try one for myself. The first thing I noticed about Tethys – the moment I touched the wrap in the box, in fact – is that it was soft. Really soft. I was amazed that this was a loom state wrap! A wash and iron left it even softer still. This has to be one of the biggest advantages of Tethys, making it a very…

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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…

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    Didymos Lisca Minos

      AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Lisca Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 489cm long, 66cm wide, 232gsm Key words: Soft, thin, stretchy, bouncy, snuggly I’m a longtime fan of Didymos’ lisca weave, but have only owned ‘thick’ versions (250+gsm), so I was excited to try a thinner lisca.     The colourway of is Minos really striking and grabs your attention immediately. From further away Minos appears a dark, saturated aubergine. However, close up it becomes apparent that there are 3 different colour threads – black, blue and pink. The blue and pink threads are very vibrant (almost electric) in their colour, and they really pop against the black…

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    Didymos Ada

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos /  Ada Fibre: 100% cotton Measurements: 480cm long, 76.5cm wide, 214 gsm Key words: Thin, smooshy, mouldable, stretchy, textured This is a new weave for Didymos, so I was very excited to have the chance to test it out and evaluate the wrapping qualities. When I first took Ada out of the box, I was surprised by two things: how soft it was, even in loom state, and how incredibly intricate the pattern was. Of course, intricate patterns are nothing new for Didymos, but Ada is even more detailed than their previous offerings. Ada is a wonderful mix of dark denim blue and a warm,…

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    Didymos Cashmere Silk Ellipsen

    AT A GLANCE Brand / weave: Didymos / Ellipsen Fibre: 50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% cashmere Measurements: 396cm long, 68.5 cm wide, 135 gsm Key words: Thin, soft, glide, sheen   Cashmere Silk Ellipsen (CSE) is perhaps the least well known of Didymos’ mulberry silk blend natty wraps, but is still HSA and difficult to track down. CSE is 50% cotton, 30% silk and 20% cashmere. And yes, this blend feels just as luxurious as it sounds. Like NSN (Natural Silk Nino), NSM (Natural Silk Mille) and NSI (Natural Silk Indio), CSE is unusual in that it is woven with all of its fibres in both the warp *and* the…