Canoodling with the California Collection: Acanthus Veronica

I find myself missing the days of receiving a new wrap and going through the ritual of taking it out of its packaging, noting the feel in hand, doing a quick wrap job (the horror!) and then tossing it in the washing machine, ironing it just so (yes—I love ironing) and then putting it through its paces. 

But as I sit here with the samples from our California collection, I feel the old pull of my routine calling to me. So here we go: Notes from an Aged Wrapper. 

Design Name: Acanthus

Colorway: Veronica

Fiber: 100% Extra Long Staple Egyptian cotton

Weight: 320 G/M^2. This wrap is densely woven and thick with Bethanne Knudson's (of the Oriole Mill) unique contour binding. There is a cushiness on the shoulders that feels quite lovely; wrapping my five year old and carrying him for any length of time is a workout, but Acanthus Veronica made my shoulders and lower back incredibly happy! 

Similar hand feel brand new: Sparkleberry, Trillium, Parterre. 

Similar hand feel after wash: Mostly Sparkleberry to me. 

Fiber Memory: Excellent stretch along the bias, lending to a definite feel of modabililty when pulling a chest pass tight. 

Drape: Medium. This is a thicker wrap. I suspect the more it breaks in, the softer it will become. Acanthus Veronica is not a hard wrap to break in, but it requires a bit of patience. 

Touch: Acanthus Veronica is smooth on the warp dominant side and is more textured on the fill side, offering different wrapping experiences. 

Now to try and convince my five year old to go up again! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Berkeley this weekend :)