Do you remember the ‘choose your own adventure books’? This is the babywearing equivalent, and with less chance of your being carried off by marauding orcs at the end…
We’re starting off 2021 with a small collection of just a couple of different wraps, woven on our Cirrus warp. This is a warm, creamy ecru colour that we’ve used previously (see examples below). We now need to decide what gets woven onto it.
We’ve already selected the linen weft yarns that we plan to use, and you can hear Jen explain all about them here.
The linen is a fantastic 2 ply Italian spun yarn, just like our very first 50% linen wraps were. They make for soft and shimmery wraps that are far easier to use than standard linen- require no breaking in and aren’t prone to creasing in the way that linen usually is.
We guess that all these wraps will work out at around 260gsm.
Wrap number 1: Sleepydust Cirrus Nocturne
We’ve selected two different shades for our wefts. This lavender blue linen is a weft yarn that we’ve named “Sleepydust”.
We’re planning to weave this Sleepydust weft on the Cirrus warp using our Nocturne design. This will give us a soft blue and cream 50% linen wrap, full of moons and clouds! This will defnitely go ahead and be just one of our standard limited edition releases. We’ll weave a couple of rolls of cloth, make what we can from them, and then once the cloth is used up the design is sold out.
Wrap number 2: Waterwitch Cirrus ‘????’
Waterwitch is our second linen weft, and it is a deep petrol teal colour.
We asked our fans to choose which of our designs they’d like to see this woven in, and the two most popular options by far were Murmuration and Seafoam (with Starmap not far behind)
Either of these options would be beautiful, so we have no worries there! Now we have to just decide how best to go forward.
Our choices are basically either to weave one of them, or to weave both at the same time. The second option is a massive commitment for a little company in the midst of Brexit and Covid-19, so we could only do that if we were guaranteed that there was enough demand to justify it.
This is where we need to hear from you. We’ve made a form for you to fill in if you are confident that you would want to own this cloth (as either a wrap, bag, poncho etc) in either of the designs. We need to make sure that the information is as accurate as possible. If there is enough interest to weave both then we will do that. If not, we will choose the option that has the most committed interest.
If you don’t really feel ready to commit right now, but want to have a say on the whole thing, then there is a box on the form for you to just chat to us about this, or anything else!
Depending on how quickly we can get a decision made between us, we could have this order placed at the mill very soon. We could give you a better idea of the timescale when we’ve spoken to yarn suppliers, but we’d hope the weave wouldn’t take more than a few months.
Prices would be roughly equivalent to Astral Blood Moon Curves of Pursuit, with a size 6 costing around £150.
Please only select what you would want to purchase. If you would be happy with either design then just select your preferred first choice, and make sure to tick ‘yes’ in the box that says you would be happy to receive the other design. Only select multiple items if you would want to purchase both/all of those items!
We’ll leave the form open for the next couple of days, and then let you know the outcome early next week.