Astar – Baby Wrap
A vibrant and soft baby wrap that has the feel of your favourite blanket. Made super special with the addition of Royal Alpaca you’ll want to touch this wrap forever.
Astar – Baby Wrap Product Overview
Fibre: 50% Cotton 35% Mulberry Silk 15% Royal Alpaca
Edges: tasselled ends
How to wash/care for product: Hand wash
1 in stock
A warp of vibrant purples, blues and teal greens with a weft of soft toffee Mulberry Silk and Royal Alpaca.
The Story behind Astar – Baby Wrap
The Astar – Baby Wrap is one of two sister pieces from a custom made baby wrap warp: a Cotton warp with a focus on beautiful and subtle blues. Framed by purple and soft teal like blues the shades are classic and beautiful. This piece of fabric will make you want to touch and bring close to your heart. it doesn’t shout but the echoes are unmistakable.
Astar – Baby Wrap is woven in a crackle weave with the treadling circling back to give diamond shapes in the pattern. The weft fibres are a stunning Royal Alpaca and Mulberry Silk yarn that is described as being ‘lighter than clouds’ and having a ‘delicate sheen’ and ‘gentle drape’. Hand dyed by Feather & Hay the Astar Baby Wrap’s weft is a soft fawn that gives the wrap a Royal quality to accompany the Royal grade of the Alpaca.
Why is it called ‘Astar’? The warp name came from the sea shell collection inspiration photo. The imagery around this warp is about wide open beaches with sporadic shells dotting the expanse. Astar is the Scottish Gaelic word for ‘journey’ or ‘distance’ – Astar represents the journey a small shell may take across a fierce sea to arrive singularly on a shore.
This is a mid range density comparable to other F&H baby wraps. It has amazing drape but is light in hand and will be soft from the very beginning. ‘Astar’ is beautifully finished with tassels.
Feather & Hay doesn’t just make textiles. Each hand woven piece starts with a story rooted in the natural world. Inspiration springs from the landscape, its history, rhythms and cycles.
The textiles are hand woven on Feather & Hay’s floor loom in Scotland, using especially sourced and high quality raw materials. Each textile, created thread by thread, brings an original hand made item that respects the rhythm of nature. Commissioned work is available please get in touch if you would like something especially made.
How do I wash my hand woven item?
To preserve the beauty and magic of your Feather & Hay textile it is best to hand wash and line dry when required.
You do not need to pre-wash your item, each piece has been finished read for immediate use.
For plant based (cellulose) fibres use a non-bio detergent in hand warm water. Ecover is a good example of a gentle detergent.
For animal based (protein) fibres use a detergent suitable for delicates (often described as ‘for wool or silk’). Keep the temperature just warm to the hand and try not to agitate the fabric when washing. Remember felting can occur with heat, water & friction!