Diary of a Sjala linen wrap – final dispatch

Diary of a Sjala linen wrap – final dispatch
I know, I thought, I’ll do a video of wrapping Smallest. You know the sort, where the wrapper makes it look so effortless, so easy, so…efficient. I’ll attempt the Mermaid carry because it’s really pretty and will work fabulously with Millions (aka the Posh Pink wrap). What could possibly go wrong? Everything. Everything that could ...

The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist
There’s been a lot going on in the babywearing world about female body image over the last week or so. The controversial Artipoppe post about shaming mothers who choose to work out and the discipline that requires left the majority cold. I shan’t go into the many arguments; principally fat shaming, power imbalances, the way ...

Diary of a Sjala linen wrap – first carry

Diary of a Sjala linen wrap - first carry
All of These Lines Millions had dried really quickly so I ironed it using lots of steam when I got home with the girls. My eldest daughter was my willing wrappee for a very sloppy double hammock. This time she had given the review.  From now on Millions is hereby known as “Posh Pink”

Diary of a Sjala linen wrap – washing

Diary of a Sjala linen wrap - washing
Day two of hosting this Sjala All of These Lines Millions and today’s focus was describing the wrap more, checking its weight/measurements and washing the wrap ready for use. It is sitting on my airer with the dehumidifier going so it ought to be mostly dry later and ready for ironing.

Diary of a Sjala linen wrap – opening

Diary of a Sjala linen wrap - opening
I was thrilled to recently be asked by Yvonne at Sjala to be the UK ambassador. I have a great passion for what she does and the general ethos/pace of the company. For ages I have been fascinated by the 100% linen wraps that are woven at Klässbols in Sweden, sort of the gold standard in weaving ...

Sjala – Woods Evening – Review

Sjala - Woods Evening - Review
Sjala is Sweden’s first machine woven wrap maker and they’re mostly known for fantastic merino wool elastic wraps that can be worn much longer than normal jersey stretchy wraps. Their first woven wraps came out in spring 2016 and they now have four different designs. Woods is the latest and Woods Evening is a slightly ...

Lunch with Lawilde and Woven Wings

Lunch with Lawilde and Woven Wings
I recently attended the Wrap Show in London which was good fun. Babywearing exhibitions are always frenetic but as my journey has continued I’m glad to say they’ve become more about meeting friends, those in my phone, in real life. Having recently splurged on Lawilde’s Corvus I didn’t buy much except for a scrap from ...

The House on the Corner – Podcast

The House on the Corner - Podcast
I work in what was the Cornerhouse, an arts centre that has moved down the road. We occupy one building and for the past month or so, Loose Space and Manchester Activist Network have squatted the other. The other building, which belongs to Network Rail, has been sitting empty for a couple of years. It contained ...

Lawilde Elliott Corvus

Lawilde Elliott Corvus
Corvus: genus of birds that includes crows, ravens, rooks and jackdaws. This is the story of a wrap that is based on memories and imagery that are imprinted on the soul. As a child, sitting in the back of a car in the Devonshire countryside, watching Crows play in the sky together at the side ...

A promo video for a babywearing brand

A promo video for a babywearing brand
Digital media; it consumes my life but never onerously. I take great pleasure in creating content for my work but my most creative times happen away from the office. Coco-N’s owner, whose group I admin, knows I like to play with video and asked me to rework a draft video for a wrap release. As is often the ...

Mama Twofish fiddle necklace and Linuschka Owls Llama reviews

Mama Twofish fiddle necklace and Linuschka Owls Llama reviews
I’ve been mulling over this review for a few weeks as I know it needs to be critical and I will do my best, but in the face of what is probably my most equally enjoyed sling (McQueen is the other), it’s going to be difficult. This review is two-fold, taking in the Linuschka but ...

Sjala – Rowan Viride – Review

Sjala - Rowan Viride - Review
Sjala is Sweden’s only machine woven wrap maker and they’re mostly known for fantastic elastic merino wool wraps that can be worn much longer than normal jersey wraps. Their first woven wraps came out in spring 2016 and they now have three different designs. Rowan is the latest and the one I received has been ...

Review – a love letter to Ruck n Roll’s Artemis

Review - a love letter to Ruck n Roll's Artemis
A love letter to Ruck n Roll’s Artemis Dear Artemis When you arrived I could have buried my face into your cloud like softness. I couldn’t believe it when Zoe told me you were 347g m/sq; you hide your weight well. You have a texture like cotton wool that is so gentle, so fluffy, I ...

Reviews in brief – Lawilde Elliott Verdigris and Artipoppe Original Leopard

Reviews in brief – Lawilde Elliott Verdigris and Artipoppe Original Leopard
It’s been ages since I wrote some reviews in brief but I’m lucky to have a lot of visitors pass through my hands and it’s a shame to not make some “tasting notes” of them. Lawilde Verdigris Elliott It’s been a long time since I got my hands on a Lawilde. I had shied away ...

Sjala – All Of These Lines Latte – Review

Sjala - All Of These Lines Latte - Review
Sjala is Sweden’s only machine woven wrap maker and they’re mostly known for fantastic elastic merino wool wraps that can be worn much longer than normal jersey wraps. They started producing All Of These Lines (AOTL) for spring 2016 in the form of pure eco linen. Latte is the first of the winter collection. The ...