F&H Fibre choices
One of the joys of having a hand woven baby wrap is that you can choose unusual patterns, colour choices and fibres. I have enjoyed trying out a range of fibres now in baby wraps and have collected some feedback from testers & owners to gather a F&H Fibres list and the wrapping qualities that came with them. Please remember that the wraps often have more than one fibre (i.e. a wrap with banana silk in the weft may have a linen or cotton warp) so the descriptive words may slightly differ when paired with a soft Cotton or a firm Linen.
Cottons: soft, bandage like, grippy, passes easily.
Tencel: soft, drapes well, shiny, smooth, passes easily,
Bamboo: very soft, smooth, glides easily, shiny, temperature regulating, good for sensitive skin. Some wearers say it isn’t strong for larger babies/children but I think it depends on the fibre it is paired with!
Banana Silk: textured, shiny, soft, bandage like
Merino/Tencel Blend: soft, wool like, gives a ‘bounce’ to the wrap, smooth, bandage like.
Cotton/Linen Blend: Strong, floppy (though may need use to get like this), grippy, soft but firm, ideal for bigger babies/children. Feel/drape will improve with age.
*More fibre info to come soon!
**Info gathered from Testers & Owners of F&H wraps