Canoodling with the California Collection: Acanthus Veronica

I find myself missing the days of receiving a new wrap and going through the ritual of taking it out of its packaging, noting the feel in hand, doing a quick wrap job (the horror!) and then tossing it in the washing machine, ironing it just so (yes—I love ironing) and then putting it through its paces. 

But as I sit here with the samples from our California collection, I feel the old pull of my routine calling to me. So here we go: Notes from an Aged Wrapper. 

Design Name: Acanthus

Colorway: Veronica

Fiber: 100% Extra Long Staple Egyptian cotton

Weight: 320 G/M^2. This wrap is densely woven and thick with Bethanne Knudson's (of the Oriole Mill) unique contour binding. There is a cushiness on the shoulders that feels quite lovely; wrapping my five year old and carrying him for any length of time is a workout, but Acanthus Veronica made my shoulders and lower back incredibly happy! 

Similar hand feel brand new: Sparkleberry, Trillium, Parterre. 

Similar hand feel after wash: Mostly Sparkleberry to me. 

Fiber Memory: Excellent stretch along the bias, lending to a definite feel of modabililty when pulling a chest pass tight. 

Drape: Medium. This is a thicker wrap. I suspect the more it breaks in, the softer it will become. Acanthus Veronica is not a hard wrap to break in, but it requires a bit of patience. 

Touch: Acanthus Veronica is smooth on the warp dominant side and is more textured on the fill side, offering different wrapping experiences. 

Now to try and convince my five year old to go up again! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Berkeley this weekend :)

 

Yee-Haw!

We are headed out to Texas tomorrow and are so excited to meet with our Texan Pavotees during International Babywearing week!  

 The trunk shows are shaping up to be two wonderful events.

San Antonio is going to be intimate and cozy: champagne, cheeses, chocolates and warm comfy sofas. It will give us a chance to sit down and talk with our San Antonio Pavotees, sort of like a girls night out. There will be time discuss development and future projects with attendees. We both love these types of events because it really give us a chance to connect with Pavotees.

Due to the enormous response to the Austin event, we have had to reserve an additional room in order to accommodate the number attendees. We will have light fare and drinks while we mingle and chat with Pavotees. We are looking forward to seeing new faces and visiting with old friends. 

Would you like to join in on the fun? Grab your ticket here.

We have wraps that will only be available to San Antonio and Austin attendees, VIPavotee mugs, and great company! 

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