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.

 

SETI and Sentinal Cascade Harvest; Our Winter Wovenland Exclusive Wraps

For this Winter Wovenland, we have two exclusive wraps –  SETI and Sentinal Cascade Harvest. 

I bet you’re wondering why we have chosen to weave two very similar wraps –  well, the answer is, we didn’t!

There was only supposed to be SETI Cascade Harvest – it was to be the ‘sister wrap’ of SETI Cascade Starmap, and was to be released at the same time. 

Except halfway through the weaving of SETI Harvest we received a call from the weavers to tell us that we had run out of one of the weft yarns – a gorgeous thick, creamy white cotlin (cotton linen blend). This was not a standard yarn, it had been bought as a one-off package and used previously in Pyrula Aqua Vortex,  so we couldn’t just go and buy some more. We made the decision at this point to weave-on without the

We made the decision at this point to weave-on without the cotlin, using just the remaining natural linen and viscose linen blend, until the end of the warp. 

This leaves us with two very similar, very small packages of wraps, perfect to be used as our event exclusive(s) for Winter Wovenland 2017!

SETI Cascade Harvest

Until you look closely, these two wraps look very much the same, although SETI is thicker, heavier and more dense in hand.  Sentinel weighing 255 gsm and SETI coming in at 305 gsm (putting it into our heavy wrap price bracket). Both wraps feature our autumnal oak tree, leaves falling from the branches, but in a change to last year’s release of Harvest in that there is a menagerie of critters inhabiting this autumn landscape.

Weft comparison

Sentinel is the thinner of the two wraps and is a great all-rounder, thin and soft enough to be used with a newborn, yet sturdy enough to support an older child. SETI is thicker and more grippy due to the striations created by the pattern formed by the weft yarn, this makes it a rock-solid toddler wrap. Both of these wraps will be available to try on in our trying on area at Winter Wovenland alongside other in-stock wraps and exciting future releases! 

SETI Cascade Harvest

If there are any of these wraps left over after out Winter Wovenland event we will list them for sale on our website once we are back and unpacked!

SETI Cascade Harvest – weft face