Recenzija ručno tkane marame: Soul Slings Fennel

Soul Slings za sve i svugdje! [Soul Slings for everyone, everywhere!]

U Soulovim tkaonicama na jugu Indije umjetnički prsti istkali su novu ograničenu seriju tkanih marama. Radi se o “začinskoj” seriji ručno tkanih marama.

[For the English translation please scroll down]

Spice serija ručno tkanih marama indijske tvrtke Soul Slings proizvodi se pod načelima Pravedne trgovine.

Kad stigne Soulov paket prvo što vidite je malo plavo srce koje viri iz pamučne vrećice.
S razboja do cvjetanja (eng. loom to bloom): promjena u volumenu i gustoći nakon prvog pranja.

Fennel (“komorač”) je tkana marama srednje težine od 222 g/m2 i ne dobiva puno na volumenu nakon pranja. Razlog su niti od jako upredenog pamuka tako da se pod prstima nakon nekoliko nošenja doima poput finog češljanog pamuka, a tako se i ponaša u vezu. Ovo je vrlo čvrsta i žilava marama, koja stiže poprilično mekana već s razboja. Marame Sumac i Paprika iz iste serije razlikuju se samo po bojama.

Tkanje je jako prozračno, hladno na dodir, idealno za ljeto ali i ostala godišnja doba. lako se održava, teško mrlja, odlična je marama za novorođenčad ali i teškaše. Marama ima, za Soul već standardnih, 70 cm širine tako da je odlična i za visoke gegavce.

Marama ima savršena svojstva vezanja (eng WQ, wrapping quality) za početnike: sloj preko sloja klizi glatko ali ima dovoljno teksture da ne proklizava i vez drži čvrsto na mjestu (grip and glide). Za razliku od ručno tkanih Prism koje malo i otežavaju vezanje jer drže kao čičak (velcro grip) Fennel se ne čini nimalo nesigurnija ili neudobnija, dapače udobnija mi je jer ju mogu bolje stegnuti.

Više o recenziji Anoone ovdje, a o Prism Joy tkanoj marami ovdje.

Vezanje Robin’s bočnog veza s dodatnom potporom za trudnički trbuh. Ovo je odličan vez i za dojenje.

Odlična je u jednoslojnim vezovima ali u višeslojnima je stvarno idealna. Jedva čekam kad se s nošenjem još više smekša i postane nježnija i za bebicu koja je na putu. S ovom maramom sam se već nakon nekoliko vezanja ohrabrila snimiti video za jedan od meni najdražih vezova u trudnoći: Russian (Jordan’s) Back Carry.

Karirani uzorak kojeg tvore pruge petrolej boje i boje senfa, prelijevaju se u kvadratiće boje starog zlata, tamnozelene i tamnotirkizne, koji daju višedimenzionalni svježi izgled vječnom klasiku. Moram priznati da me ova marama stalno vukla na preslušavanje grunge hitova dobre stare Nirvane, u vrijeme kada je glazba imala pravu vrijednost.

Fennel u vezu DH (eng. Double Hammock) s “twist & tuck” završetkom.

 Ručno tkane marame iz Soulove serije Spice dostupne su kao konverzije u slingove i u veličinama od 3 do 9, i nakon što se rasprodaju neće se više tkati. 

 

The English translation

by Lidija Turić

Artisans at Soul’s weavery in the south of India have produced a new series of handwoven wraps named after spices.

The Spice series by the Indian company Soul Slings is manufactured in accordance with Fair Trade principles.

Fennel is a woven wrap of medium density (222 GSM) and its volume doesn’t increase much after washing. This is due to threads of firmly spun cotton which make the wrap feel like it’s made of combed cotton after only a bit of breaking in. This is a firm and resilient wrap that arrives quite soft off the loom. It differs only by color from the other two wraps in the series, Sumac and Paprika.

The weave is very airy, which makes it ideal for the summer, but no less suitable for the other seasons. It is easy to maintain and difficult to stain, and is a great choice for both newborns and heavy babies. This wrap has a width of 70 cm which is the standard for Soul’s slings and makes it excellent for tall toddlers.

Fennel has perfect wrapping qualities for beginners – the passes glide easily over each other, but there is still enough grip to prevent the wrap from being too slippery. When compared to the handwoven Prism wrap with a velcro grip, Fennel is much easier to wrap without feeling less safe or comfortable. On the contrary, being able to tighten it properly adds to my feeling of comfort.

Read more about the Prism Joy woven wrap here and more about Anoona here.

Fennel is great for single-pass carries, but it really shines in multi-pass carries. I can’t wait for it to soften up with wearing and become perfectly gentle for my baby on the way. I quickly felt so comfortable with this wrap that I decided to use it in a video tutorial for one of my favorite pregnancy carries: Russian (Jordan’s) Back Carry.

The basic colors for this plaid wrap are petroleum and mustard that blend together into gold, dark green and dark turqoise, thus making the classic design multidimensional and fresh. This wrap kept me in the mood for listening to good old grunge hits by Nirvana, from the times when music had actual substance and value.

The handwoven wraps from Soul’s Spice series are available in sizes 3-9, and also as ring sling conversions. Once they’re sold out, they won’t be produced anymore.

 

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