Over the years, with my mother passing on her knowledge, I have dabbled with knitting and sewing. The latter taking off with young children to make for. Textile artistry, in the form of weaving, has come as a surprise passion and a joy but baby wearing came first.
In 2005 I had my first amazing son. I had the unfortunate beginning of an uncomfortable carrier that caused more heartache than happiness. I sweated, cried, swore and gave up. In 2007 a broken bond was mended with a ring sling and the love of carrying my child close took flight. I gave birth in the October to Monoamniotic twin boys. One had a congenital heart defect called TGA.
Baby no. 4 came along a few years later in 2013- 3 boys keeps you rather busy- in a not totally, but more peaceful journey. Before she was born I knew I wanted something wonderful to wrap my baby with. I found an Ellevil Pink Paisley Bamboo wrap which I loved.
I had dipped my toe into woven fabric looking for the Ellevil, but I soon found not only beautiful machine woven wraps but handwoven wraps too! The colour, the texture, the beauty: I felt like I had reached a horizon and beyond was a whole new beautiful, amazing place called ‘hand weaving’. I ran full tilt towards it with open arms!