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I will send your specific order preferences to the weaver to begin weaving and it should be finished and delivered to you in late August or September.
This special deal includes:
- 100% personalized and customized Girasol Wisteria wrap that will be handwoven specifically for you in the color, length, and thickness
- a beautiful and useful coordinated wrap bag made from your customized fabric
- bonus videos
- personal wrapping consultation and assistance from me with over a decade of my experience at your disposal
For the first time you can totally personalize your wrap from the color, to the length, to the thickness (or thinness) that suits you best! Even select fringe or hemmed ends so you end up with a wrap that is perfect for you.
Wisteria is already a unique artisan piece, as it is handwoven on traditional looms in Guatemala . . . but now it is truly unique as it will be woven to your specifications and there may not be any other wrap exactly like it.
Girasol Wisteria is a brand new design created for me by the amazing Kalleigh Designs. This purple to gray gradation changes its look from soft to bold, light to bright, pink to blue . . . depending on the weft color you choose for your own personalized Wisteria wrap.
CHOOSE WEFT COLOR
The purples and grays that make up the Wisteria design are called “warp threads” and they are the most prominent colors. In Wisteria, the warp makes the purple to gray gradation.
The weft are the threads that run across the warp threads, going over and under the warp. In the pictures above, the warp runs right to left and the weft runs up and down. The weft color has a more subtle effect on the wrap, changing the tint of the purple, grey and black warp threads.
Keep in mind that Wisteria is woven with a herringbone weave that makes a beautiful but subtle zigzag through the weave. Because of that, the weft color has an even greater effect on the wrap because the zigzag pattern will appear through the purple and grey in the weft color that you choose. Whichever color you pick, you will be enchanted by the subtlety and beauty of the effect!
You can see in these pictures of previously woven Herringbone wraps, that the weft color is white so the zig zag pattern shows in white. On the white stripes, the herringbone pattern is not obvious because it’s white on white. The more contrast in the weft color, the more noticeable the pattern will be. For example, a pink weft will make subtle pink zigzags in the purple parts of the wrap, and more noticeable pink zigzags that stand out in the grey and black parts.
This graphic will help you identify your base size – the wrap length you would use for full length carries.
You can choose to get your base size for the widest range of carries, or a shorter length for shorter carries with fewer layers. 2 sizes smaller than your base size is a good size for still having a lot of options if you prefer less fabric.
Or get any size you prefer.
CHOOSE THIN OR THICK
Choose standard weave (thin) if you are a new wrapper or have a small baby.
Choose toddler weave (thick) only if you have already wrapped, have a toddler, and know you want an especially thick wrap.
Girasol’s Standard Weave is one of my favorite wraps to sell because it is soft, floppy, and easy to use – even for brand new wrappers. It also wraps beautifully around a newborn baby or small baby. But it is still comfortable and supportive through toddlerhood.
Right from the start, herringbone wraps in the standard weave are soft and blankety which makes them perfect wraps for newborn babies.. The great thing about herringbone is, that even heavier babies (20 lbs+) don’t feel heavy at all. Even more so when using a carry with more than one layer.
For those who are familiar with g/m² (or gsm) measurements (grams per square meter – a measure of fabric weight), the Girasol herringbone standard weave is approximately 210.49 g/m².
Girasol’s Toddler Weave – or Double Weft – is a thick and super supportive weave made sturdy because it has twice as many weft threads running through the weave. It is excellent for toddler support for those who want the most sturdy wrap. But it is stiff brand new, and can be difficult to use until broken in so I don’t recommend it for new wrappers. It is also not very good for wrapping around newborns.
Double weft wraps are recommended for babies over 18 lbs. Before that, double weft may be too thick and too heavy for the little ones. Also, especially at the beginning, double weft wraps lack that blankety feel – they need some breaking in, but change their grip and feel much softer as soon as they have had some loving care.
The fabric weight of double weft herringbone wrap is measured at approximately 277 g/m².
CHOOSE TAPERED OR FRINGED ENDS
Girasol wraps are usually finished with hemmed, tapered ends on the wrap but I am able to offer you a choice between two finishes for further customization!
You can choose the hemmed, tapered ends.
Or you can choose fringed ends.
This is purely an aesthetic preference – it’s up to which you like the looks of best!
PERSONALIZED WRAP BAG
Along with your wrap, you will get a bag made from the fabric woven for your specific wrap. It is a roomy bag to fit everything you need and can be worn cross body or on one shoulder. If the straps are too long, just make a knot to shorten them.
Width: app. 43 cm
Length: app. 43 cm
Length of straps: app. 113cm
Your bag will match your wrap that you have customized. Here is an example of what the bag will look like, made from a green/brown wrap (Sherwood):
SLING BAG: You can pay extra to upgrade to a sling bag. The body of the bag is the same size, but the strap is longer and uses sling rings so it’s perfectly adjustable.
Girasol’s sling bag is a wonderful alternative to the traditional diaper bag for all parents. Incredible space to take everything with you with room for lots of diapers and clothes, wet wipes, water bottles and much more. There are no hard straps and pinching buckles.
The bag has two inside pockets: one is 26 cm wide, the other 16 cm. There is also a compartment for a bottle. The bag can be closed with a button, which is covered with the matching fabric, and a loop. Thanks to the long strap and the rings you can easily adjust the length of the strap 🙂
Width: 42 cm
Length: app. 43 cm
Length of strap: 155 cm
Width of strap: 19 cm
Your bag will be made from the same material as your customized wrap so it will match your wrap. Here’s an example of a Sling Bag made from gray wrap fabric:
Girasol Wisteria is easy to use and care for
This wrap is 100% cotton so it is easy to care for and does not need babying. The Girasol Wisteria wrap can be machine washed, may be ironed and occasionally – if haste is required – even dried in tumble-driers.
Girasol Wisteria – different color rails
Because of the color gradient, Wisteria makes it easy to keep track of your rails – meaning that you always know which side of the wrap is which and can tell if it had become twisted.
You can wrap with either the dark side or light side up, and can see whether the wrap has been twisted by whether that color remains on top as you bring it around your body. This helps you get a smooth and even wrap carry that will stay comfortable for hours with even heavy toddlers!
Woven Wraps Compared to Other Baby Carriers
Woven wraps are the best way to carry your baby close from newborn through toddler so you never have to size up and they never outgrow it!
They are always a custom fit so there’s no adjustments when a different caregiver needs to use it or when your baby grows. No attachments or accessories, no buckles or weight bearing seams – just beautiful hand-woven fabric for the most comfort and versatility.
You are sure to love the convenience of hands free comfort and a content baby!