Removing the kid gloves: precious fabric and memories

Removing the kid gloves: precious fabric and memories
I was thinking about how often wraps are mollycoddled as precious pieces. This is partly through fear of delicate threads, sometimes a wish to keep it pristine to retain value (outdated now) and maybe anxiety because they’re made in such limited numbers. This week I was trying to decide what to wear for a Glastonbury-esque ...

A wrap passport

A wrap passport
It’s a statement of fact that wraps travel many miles during their lifespans. It’s rare, as churners will attest, for a wrap to be bought new and stay forever with its original purchaser. Instead it may go through two, three, four, more hands before it stays  on its final shelf or gets chopped for other ...

Artipoppe Argus Tealio and the hidden castle

Artipoppe Argus Tealio and the hidden castle
In recent years my husband and I have become enamoured with Scotland and have taken many family holidays there. I find it soul cleansing to go across the border with my back to England and feel a different pace to the places we visit. One of the reasons we love the area is that it’s ...

The LikU Bats and why you should care about GOTS

The LikU Bats and why you should care about GOTS
In my recent post I introduced LikU, the diffusion line from Linuschka, however I have yet to really speak about the bats tester that kicked off its UK tour with me. I shall keep this relatively brief as I have discussed the meticulous standard that Oxana is achieving with this line along with its USP ...

Paul Bürck, LikU and playing to the camera

Paul Bürck, LikU and playing to the camera
I have a lot to thank the world of babywearing for; friends, visiting wraps, camaraderie, geeky chitchat. What I didn’t expect was a greater appreciation of…me. I recently received a LikU tester from Oxana. LikU is the diffusion line of Linuschka however it doesn’t seem to be skimping on anything – same mill, seamstress, with ...

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 ...

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 ...