Exciting Wool Warp Prototype
Zorro Breton is woven on an entirely wool warp which is a first for us! Over the past 5 years we have wrapped up with cotton or linen or a combination of both, the idea of a wool warp was intriguing and so we decided to give it a go! We love exploring new weave structures and pushing the boundaries around constructions for woven wraps. It's something we take pride in and know our customers value too.
We chose our Zorro pattern with an ecru weft and navy warp as the prototype for this new blend. The final construction is 78% wool 11% cashmere and 11% silk, and is two of a kind. We sent it to blogger, Brittany, of 'Twice Loved and Modern' to put it to the test!
Straight from the bag, Zorro Breton feels super soft and floppy. In Brittany's words:
"It is INSANELY soft and INCREDIBLY fluid. I mean whoa, it's like butter! I don't think I've ever used the word fluid to describe a wrap before but that's exactly what this is. The silk content is so glide-y with the wool and cashmere offering a level of softness I've never experienced, the combination of the two is perfection."
Although this is our first wool warp, the process has opened up new opportunities for experimentation with wool yarns and combinations. The next new woolly blend we have weaving at the moment is 100% super-wash wool. We can't wait 'till it comes off the loom so that we can try it out!
Referring to the Zorro Breton, Brittany also says "It's incredibly easy to use which makes it lovely for a beginner and equally attractive to an experienced wrapper." She mentions that due to the glide, it's easy to tie, but needs careful wrapping for heavier children. The softness lends itself perfectly for small babies and doesn't feel particularly 'woolly' to the touch.
To read the full review, jump over to Brittany's Blog here. It's likely we will be creating more wraps in this blend for the winter as it's been such a hit with Oscha staff and Brittany herself!
The Oscha Zorro Love group on Facebook received one item, which was sold by draw to purchase, and we will have another draw to purchase on our Facebook page this evening, with the winner announced tomorrow during Secret Stash Friday.
N.B There has been a spelling error on the tag, which you can see in some of Brittany's images- both wraps made in this blend are named Zorro Breton.