Recenzija ručno tkane marame: Soul Slings Prism Joy

Soul Slings: ručno tkana pamučna marama Prism Joy.

2016. je bila teška godina. Ekipa iz Soul Slingsa izašla mi je ususret tako što su mi odabranu maramu rezali na veličinu koju inače nemaju u ponudi. Prekrasna duga u veličini 7 (5,2 m) stigla mi je na vrijeme za veseliji ulazak u novu 2017.

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Prism Joy u vezu Adrian’s RBC.

Prism Joy je prekrasna marama sa zlatnožutom osnovom i potkom u duginim bojama. Vrlo je teško fotoaparatom uhvatiti prekrasno metalizirano presijavanje na svjetlu.

Marama je široka 70.5 cm pa je odlična i za male gegavce a nije premasivna i za novorođenčad. Ovo je odlična ljetna marama jer je izuzetno prozračna i lako se održava jer je pamučna. Tkalje sa statusom umjetnica iz područja indijske suptropske klime itekako znaju napraviti idealnu ljetnu maramu.

“Loom to bloom”: fotografije “cvjetanja” marame prije i nakon prvog pranja i peglanja.

Srednja gustoća i težina tkanja od oko 246 g/ m2 daje odličnu elastičnost a zanimljivo i rastezljivost.  Puno je tanja u ruci no što biste očekivali no ipak se osjeća veća težina. Ovo je izuzetno jaka marama, na prvu mi se učinilo da se radi o cottolinu ili lanu. Vez ne propada, slojeve drži na mjestu kao čičak (doslovno…) Ova marama je dovoljno gusto tkana jako upredenim pamukom da bi nemoguće bilo izvući nit čak i da maramu vučete po asfaltu.

Mislim da je sada jasnije zašto mislim da se ova marama lijepi sama za sebe, baš kao čičak.
U vezu Adrian’s RBC i DH TAS s dvostrukim CCCB-om (“double helix”)

Ova marama je sjajna u jednoslojnim vezovima, pogotovo s beščvornim završecima. Malo problema zadaju višeslojni vezovi budući da se ova marama lijepi sama za sebe, zapinje poput čička. Morala sam poraditi na svojoj tehnici zatezanja i zatezati slojeve tako da ih udaljim od sebe pod što većim kutem i zatežem iz trzaja.

U vezu Adrian’s Ruckless Bikini Carry (RBC with a waistbelt).
U vezu BWCC sa završetkom “Celtic knot”.

Imala sam malih problema sa zatezanjem veza DH no usprkos tome što ostaje labaviji no što sam navikla vrlo je udobno nositi 14 kilograma teškog dvogodišnjaka.

U vezu DH (Double Hammock).
Mom sinu (27 mj.) jako se svidio Prism Joy. Jedva je dočekao da bude ispeglana. 🙂

Tko traži pristupačnu ručno tkanu maramu koja je ujedno odlična i za vruće i sparno vrijeme preporučam Soul Slings ručno tkane marame. Ne samo da stalno rade na što boljim nosiljkama za bebe nego i okupljaju tkalje diljem Indije pod fair trade uvjetima.

Budući da sam imala malih problema sa zatezanjem jer nisam navikla na ovako duge marame (ovo je moja osnovna veličina + 1)  jedva čekam isprobati ju u kraćoj varijanti.

Za one koji vole duge marame dajem nekoliko prijedloga završetaka u svima omiljenom vezu: DH.

Varijacije završetaka u vezu DH.

Ili se pak možete igrati i u Ruckless Bikini Carry doslovno dodati donji dio bikinija 😀

Adrian’s Ruckless Bikini Carry with a “bikini bottom” makes a bikini complete 😀

Summary

  2016 was a tough year for me. The Soul Slings team offered to cut me a size which they don’t have in stock (yes, that’s the kind of company they are!) A beautiful all cotton rainbow in size 7 (5.2 m) arrived in time for a more hopeful and joyous entry into the new 2017.
Prism Joy is a beautiful wrap with golden yellow warp and weft in a rainbow of colors. It was very difficult for my camera to capture the beautiful metallised glow.
The wrap is 70,5 cm wide and is perfect for toddlers and newborns when fully broken in. This is the perfect summer wrap because it is very breathable, strong in single layer carries and easy care. Artisan weavers of the India’s subtropical climate without a doubt know how to make the ideal summer baby wrap .
Medium density and weight of the fabric is approximately 246 GSM, and provides excellent elasticity, and interestingly enough some stretch. It is much thinner in hand than you would expect, but the weight gives it off. This is a very strong wrap. At first I thought it was made of cottolin or pure flax. The carry does not sag, and holds the layers in place like velcro (quite literally …) This wrap is densely woven with strong (double?) twisted thin cotton threads into an airy weave, and it seems virtually impossible to make a pull even if you drag in on the street.
This wrap is fantastic in single layer carries, especially with knotless finishes. I’ve had some problems with multilayer carries. I had to work on my tightening technique: I had to tighten the layers so that they move under larger angle, and use force with each rail.
Although my DH remains looser in Prism than I’m used to, it is very comfortable even with a 30 pound 2 year old.
Who is looking for an affordable handwoven wrap, which is also perfect for hot and humid weather I strongly recommend Soul Slings’ handwovens. Not only that Soul works on the best possible baby carriers in everyone’s budget, but also gathers artisan weavers across India under fair trade conditions.
Since I had some trouble with tightening because I am not accustomed to very long wraps (this is my base + 1 size ) I can’t wait to try it in a shorter version.
For those who like long wraps I’m giving some suggestions for fancy finishes in everyone’s favorite carry: double hammock. Have fun!

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