Woven Wings is a relatively new wrap company based in the UK. I first came across them when I had a play with a travelling tester at the Sheffield Slings Playtime meet back in October & that was the Blush Geo (100% cotton) reviewed here by Rosie of Sheffield Sling Surgery. I loved it, especially the pattern, but the colour just really wasn’t me. I found Woven Wings on facebook & saw that there was a Mint Geo which has been travelling, I had a look at the wraps that were going to be available in the pre-order & was gutted to find that the mint colourway wasn’t planned for the first pre-order so I decided I would wait until the Mint was going to be woven as none of the other colours appeared very ‘me’ and I’m a bit scared of wool because of the itch factor!
The next time our paths crossed was when Rosie told me she had the Mint Geo (20% linen & 80% egyptian cotton) coming to live with her. I was really excited to see & try this wrap in person, so much so that we went to have a play on Christmas Eve! Rosie has done a fab review of the Mint Geo here, along with the Leaf Gold Geo & the Light Feathers. This was something else compared to the Blush Geo I had tried in October. It was so light, so easy to wrap with, so smooth. It is much thinner than the other linen blend I have in my collection (Firespiral Starmap which doesn’t feel at all like linen) but it isn’t at all diggy & confirmed that this is a wrap I really hope is woven for release.
Rosie then told me that there were two more testers travelling to the Sheffield Sling Surgery, the Leaf Gold Geo & the Light Feathers. Both of which are 27% merino & 73% egyptian cotton. Wool. The one wrap blend that I’m really not a fan of. I’ve only found one wool-blend wrap to date that I’ve been able to wear & I even had to wear that with long sleeves as it would itch if I wore it for too long. So when I went to the Playtime meet I really didn’t expect what I found & I didn’t even get to wrap with the feathers as I was far too distracted by the Leaf Gold Geo!
The first thing I noticed was how it felt. Oh. My. Goodness. I have never felt anything like it. I thought the Blush Geo was special. Then I fell in love with the Mint Geo. I really do feel like its a case of good things come to those who wait because there is something unbelieveably special about this wrap. It is so soft & so cuddly. It feels so thick & cushy yet so light at the same time. And as for that wooly itch I was so afraid of, it just wasnt there. I would have no worries wrapping this over my or G’s bare skin because there was no itch there whatsoever. The finish is perfect too & no loose threads in the hems which are impeccably sewn.
The next thing I noticed was the colour, its a really beautiful blend of colours. There is the white & then there is a combination of mustard & olive which doesn’t lean as yellow as I’d expected. I loved it. When I’d seen it in pictures before when I was looking at the pre-order, it didn’t grab me but maybe that was down to me dismissing the blend straight away.
So. The big question. How does it wrap? My honest answer? Like a dream. It is smooth to wrap with & the passes move with ease but once in place my carries felt nice & secure. It has a wonderful amount of stretch & bounce, it is cushy beyond belief. I did worry, because it is wool, that we might get too warm as we both have a tendency to overheat quite quickly but I wore G for over an hour, inside at our busiest meet, with no problems at all (COTD Day 13). I did notice it wasn’t as wide as some of my other wraps which meant I had to take care making sure I had a good seat, however this is a small price to pay for such a wonderful wrap.
R said that even though he was wrapping quite possibly the wriggliest G in the world when we were taking these pictures, he felt the wrap was really comfortable & secure, he’d never have known it was wool unless I’d told him & it was one of the favourites he’s tried.
This is a beautiful wrap, in not only appearance & feel but wrapping qualities too, no worries about style over substance with this wrap at all. It is clear that a great deal of love, care & attention has gone in at every level of the creation of these wraps. I just hope I’m able to get one when any remaining wraps from the pre-order are listed for sale!