Cloudburst Cascade Seafoam and Winter Hill – Sister wraps

Slinging twins with the Cloudburst Cascade sister wraps!

I came here today to write about our Cloudburst Cascade Seafoam and Winterhill wraps, but before I started I read the review that The Wrapping Years have written about Cloudburst Cascade Seafoam and I really don’t think that there is anything that I could add to tell you any more than she has written so beautifully already, so I’ll be brief and share lots of lovely photos.

In hand, Cloudburst feels fairly light, and very floppy. When I took it out of the package, Cloudburst virtually flowed out, pooling on the floor in a puddle of delicious fabric. There’s a contrast between the silky smooth soft Cascade warp face and the fine, slightly rougher, texture created by the two different threads in the weft. 

What are sister wraps? Firespiral Sister wraps share the same warp and weft, but with different designs. Previous examples are Solstice Obsidian Starmap and Kaleidoscope, CMYK Obsidian Charters Moss and Gossamer, and SETI Cascade Starmap and Harvest (to be released as our Winter Wovenland exclusive).

Twin nap time in the the Cloudburst Cascade sister wraps

The Cloudburst wraps are both tri-blends of 59% cotton, 33% linen 8% viscose. They are medium weight wraps at around 250gsm, making them great all-season all-rounders. The multi-tonal turquoise Cascade cotton warp face is velvety soft, the indigo Cloudburst weft face a little rougher, but providing some brilliant grippiness to keep any wrap job solid! They are soft from the first wash but will soften further with use. They are thin enough to be suitable from birth but sturdy (and supportive) enough to use with a heavy preschooler. (that’s me in the last photo with my 4-year-old!)

Cloudburst Cascade Seafoam

Cloudburst Cascade Seafoam

Cloudburst Cascade Seafoam

Cloudburst Cascade Winterhill

Cloudburst Cascade Winterhill

Carrying a hefty child in Cloudburst Cascade Winterhill

Cloudburst Cascade Seafoam and Winterhill will be available from our online shop from 10am (BST) on Saturday 28th October. There will also be a small number of matching scarves available.

 

Copper Glasto Harvest

The image of a bare-branched tree is something that has always resonated strongly with me (you’d only need to take a quick look at my art collection to come to that conclusion yourself!). I love the metamorphosis that autumn brings, the once verdant leaves turning red and copper and gold, dropping to the ground and revealing the stark beauty of the branches beneath.

Midwinter was our first woven wrap which featured this tree. At that point I thought of it as an apple tree, as that is what I see from the window when I am working. This changed when working on the development from Midwinter to our autumnal Harvest tree, and experimenting with various leaf types. The oak leaf worked best, so it became an oak, and along with the oak leaf came acorns, and you can’t have acorns without a few squirrels…

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Copper Glasto Harvest uses the same shimmery terracotta hemp and teal green combed cotton warp which we used for our Copper Glasto Murmuration wraps. The hemp is our standard hemp which we have used in many of our previous designs. See our video to hear a bit more about our hemp weft.

Copper Glasto Harvest is a medium weight woven wrap at around 245 gsm, it is woven using our Alchemy weave, making it soft and mouldable and needing very little breaking in. This is a true birth to toddler wrap, it is soft and thin enough for a newborn yet strong and supportive enough for a toddler, even in a single layer carry.

 

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Copper Glasto Harvest will be available to buy from our website on 10th September 2016, from 10am BST

 

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