a custom-dyed wrap to test out and show off.
I poked around www.erizobabyslings.com and was impressed by her grad dyes and the high quality of her linen, so I requested a cobalt/orange double grad and TA-DAH! As if a fairy godmother had waved her wand, a gorgeous Canadian package arrived only a few weeks later.
The dye job is impeccable and the colors are exactly as I expected- a stormy cobalt fading to a mandarin orange hat glows beautifully. The linen is still a little stiff from the dye process, but the weave is surprisingly cushy and I haven't found the usual quantity of slubs and nubs I would expect in a linen wrap. This is really gorgeous stuff and it will get a great workout in our Australian summer.
Straight out of the bag it's surprisingly manageable and forgiving to wrap with- a supportive and firm grain in the fabric makes it easy to tighten and tweak so a comfortable and long-wearing wrap job can be achieved.
This is a ruck with knotless finish and an 11kg (24lb) 20mo. I love this carry for its torso support, but a lot of Audrey's weight still sits in the ruck straps. We rocked this carry for about two hours (well, she fell asleep, I wasn't about to risk waking her by taking her down!).
It's no secret I LOVE linen. I think it's fantastic for toddler carries and warm climate-friendly. It requires precise wrapping and I think that's a good thing- learning to wrap with really good technique ensures you can keep carrying your child as long as they want to be carried, safely and comfortably.
We're thinking about a trip to canada next year... I might just have to put in another order!