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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Liora Rae Wovens – Flow Caspian – Review

Liora Rae Wovens - Flow Caspian - Review
LRW is a new wrap company based in London, UK. I had seen the brand pop up on Instagram and was really taken with the Flow design. The owner, Natasha, has a background in fashion but seems to have found her feet applying her skills in wrap design and production. I was really pleased to ...

When you find your tribe

When you find your tribe
If I could turn back time (sorry if that landed you a Cher earworm) I would write my PhD thesis about the online communities and brands that are the wrapping world as I find the whole thing fascinating. Instead I’m doing something much more work applicable and making a few media shorts about it instead. ...

Sling Studio – Punk Greenday & Spots n Stripes Solent – reviews of sorts

Sling Studio - Punk Greenday & Spots n Stripes Solent - reviews of sorts
Time for some more reviews in brief because I’ve been lucky enough to holiday some beauties here recently and I just have to write about them. Here it’s the tale of two linen lovelies, Sling Studio’s Punk Greenday and Spots n Stripes Solent. When I was at Sling It recently Hilary of TigerPig Creations had ...

Sling Studio – Hackney Herringbone scrap to wrap – Reviews

Sling Studio - Hackney Herringbone scrap to wrap - Reviews
I introduced the Hackney Herringbones a couple of weeks ago and the amazing journey that went from pieces of scrap from Sling Studio into two beautiful wraps. In the intervening time Nikki sent me her Moss to compare with Heather. This review is going to be really hard to write because my goodness, it’s been an ...

Sling Studio wrap karma

Sling Studio wrap karma
I’m in the process of destashing (hollow laugh) but can’t resist a flutter on the odd dip, especially if it’s a Sling Studio one. Finding a SS high tussah silk wrap is a bit like a needle in a haystack and when one does appear, it’s gone within seconds on the buy/sell/trade market. I have ...

How I spend my money

How I spend my money
Not totally true for me; wraps come and go but most are traded or visit on holiday however in the face of other daily economies, wraps are somehow separate. This recognisable cartoon based on books was gloriously bastardised by a member of the Babywearing Drama group, I can’t find the original post to credit her. ...

From scrap to wrap; the story of a Hackney Herringbone 1

From scrap to wrap; the story of a Hackney Herringbone
I don’t know whether this will be a review or a bit of a general happy ramble, probably the latter. It all started when I contacted Hilary at Tigerpig Creations about having some Sling Studio Punk Viv and Buzz Elixir made into a clutch and weekend pouch. Hilary is generally an all-round fabulous woman and ...

A Midnight Fairytale

A Midnight Fairytale
This fairytale was written for the Mokosh and Wrap Collection competition run in spring 2016. It is set 35 years in the future.  Mathilda had grown up being a carried child. Her mother had sold the buggy, instead favouring the beauty and closeness of wrapping her baby on her front or back. From here Mathilda ...

The double hammock epiphany

The double hammock epiphany
Today I finally mastered a good double hammock carry. I’ll just read that back and smile for a bit. It happened because I had a babywearing consultation via FaceTime with Ali Dover, the owner of the wrap company by the same name, writer, babywearing consultant and ultra talented photographer. It came about because Ali had ...

Looking back, standing still 1

Looking back, standing still
   A while ago I wrote a short article, a diary if you will, for A’s Babywearing Story about postnatal depression and grief. The loss of someone close can be a major trigger for a condition that can be fatal. I am lucky; I had attentive and extended care of perceptive midwives, a brilliant health ...