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Meet the Marsupial Mamas Tester Crew

Meet our 2016 Tester Crew for Marsupial Mamas, LLC

Shannon: Hello! My name is Shannon and I am a New England based wrapper (and all around babywearer) that loves to write and try out different wraps.My husband and I have three kids and three cats, just to keep things interesting! I have seen a lot of wraps come through my home as I am a serial churner and have been wrapping since September 2014.We get at least one “ups” every day here but typically more than that.My little guy loves to go up in the afternoon after nap time and whenever we go out and about in the world. For technical stuff, my base is a size 5.5, being between bases is just, awesome.I have used wraps anywhere from a size 2 to a size 7, haven’t ventured in to 8 territory yet!My wrapee was born in early September 2014 and is 25 pounds and very tall, just like his Dada and big brother. That’s a little bit about me! I hope you enjoy my reviews and I would love to have your input/comments if you have used a wrap I have review…

First round of reviews are in!

How to fix thread shifting in a Woven Wrap

How to Fix Thread Shifting in a Woven Wrap

     Thread shifting is where an area of the thread "shifts". This can make a weak spot in the wrap or can create a gap. Thread shifting is very common in thinner wraps or wraps that have a loose weave. And it can also be done by holding your wrap too hard while wrapping or tugging on your wrap. Thread shifting is fixable.
The following picture shows thread shifting in a woven wrap.

1) Take a sewing needle and use it to gently slide the threads straight back in their correct lines, gently pulling diagonally to edge them back in straight.  You will follow the line pattern of the rest of the wrap and will be able to tell when they are in their correct spot.

This is what it should look like when done. You will want to get those threads as close to each other as you can:

2) Follow up with a warm wash. This will tighten the fibers of the thread back up.

3) Tumble dry (if blend allows)if not then please skip this.
4) Iron

A few things t…

The start of the most amazing blog series you will ever want to read.....How to take care and fix that woven wrap of yours!

Washing your Woven Wrap

      We see questions like this all the time on the babywearing forums. Is this normal? Is this safe? Can I fix this? How do I fix this? What in the world is this?  Is this considered a flaw? Well, I'm going to do a whole series with step by steps instructions. Let's squash the myths out there surrounding all of this. Let's hold each others hands as we learn.

1- Caring/washing your woven wrap
2- How to fix Thread Shifting in your woven wrap
3- How to fix a Pull in a woven wrap
4- How to fix a Broken Thread in a woven wrap
5- Is this normal? In this blog we will go over the definition of a flaw. What is considered a flaw in the babywearing world. And we will discuss skipped threads, tie off's/weaver knots,  flaws and second quality.

We did an amazing blog post before called "What to expect with your Woven Wrap", please start reading here. This has some great photos to show you what could be the issue with your woven wrap. Once you fi…