It has been quite some time (again) but I thought I might pick up with my blog again as there are still some frequent and dear visitors ❤
I’ll start with introducing a new exklusive wrap from Girasol in herringbone weave for http://www.lichtmutter.de/shop. Herringbone weave is already so soft right when you receive it and it gets even softer after the first wash and use. It is already really easy to get a great wrap job without washing the wrap first, but you know that I always recommend a first wash before using it. The fibers will fluff up and the weave will become more dense…and it will get softer.
It is always amazing to see how the wrap changes with different wefts – often it is as if you have two completely different wraps, but in fact they are siblings. I would totally spend hours after hours at the weaving loom just to see what happens (if I had the time)
Just look at them – this is the same warp, but different weft (crema de nube vs azul pacifico):
And these are pics taken inside (without flash or filter). Just wait how tey chance some more if you go outside and if there even is some sun shining:
Azul pacifico (turquoise weft):
Crema de nube (white weft):
Both in direct sunlight:
There might still be two more wefts on the way and I can’t wait for the full comparison. By the way – do you remember Lady Amalthea from The last unicorn ? She was the inspiration for the wrap ❤
today the postman was stalked and look at the goods: after a looong wait the new batch of girasol wraptile with two new weft colors is here.
just showing the new wefts in detail as you have already seen the others:
girasol wraptile agama lionotus (turquoise weft)
girasol wraptile cordylidae (green weft):
a few wraps will be available at lichtmutter tuesday evening at 9 p.m. cet, including a ooak test-weave with a dark green thread (dark cordylidae):
the pre-order for this amazing wrap is now closed and it was a great success. lichtmutter has orders from seven different coutries and more than 80 m in total, whereas sustain.able sprouts even reached more than 160 m.
the first donation will be made from lichtmutter to the “Ronald McDonald Kinderhilfe” when all invoices have been payed fo, and the second one to “Initiative Regenbogen” when the wraps have arrived. this will take up to 8 weeks from now on, but i’m already excited and can’t wait to see the woven wrap.
thank you for everyone who has supported the making of heaven’s love !
i just got a note from girasol that the exclusive girasol wraptiles will (hopefully) arrive next week in berlin. after they checked their quality they will send them to me, so unfortunately they will be on their way to you not until the end of january / beginning of february. but the packages are all ready and just need to be filled. thank you for your patience ♥
designed by Cristina Parker
– In Memory of Jonathan Gabriel Hall –
November 27th – December 24th 2011
Jonathan was born as a micro-preemie already at 25 weeks gastation. After 27 days in the NICU he went to Heaven on Christmas Eve. His short and intense life touched us deeply. This wrap was designed by Cristina Parker in memory and dedication of Jonathan and all the children that can not live on earth together with their families.
If you want to read more about Jonathan and his journey please visit his page on Facebook:
Together with Sustainable.Sprouts we would like to help families in situations similar to the Halls. Therefore we will donate from every sold wrap 20 Euro to the Ronald McDonald Kinderhilfe Stiftung,which helps parents to stay close to the hospital with their child in giving them a temporary home. Like this the parents can be close to their loved child during the attendance at the clinic.
Additionally Lichtmutter would like to donate to Initiative REGENBOGEN – „Glücklose Schwangerschaft e.V.“ . This organisation is helping parents who have lost their child during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
The wrap will be woven in regular cross weave and can be bought in every size with or without fringes. The weft color is “flan de caramelo” which gives the wrap a warm undertone without changing the original colors too much.
The possibily of pre-ordering the wrap is open until wednesday, january 25th. The chosen wrap has to be payed in advance. Due to the special donation we will not be able to refund the full costs of the wrap if you cancel the order or return the wrap because the donation will already be made.
The wrap can only be pre-ordered at Lichtmutter or Sustainable.Sprouts . After the order is handed over to Girasol it normally takes 6-8 weeks until the wraps are being woven in Guatemala and are back at Girasol in Berlin. The wraps will be checked for their quality and subsequently send off to the vendors. Thereafter “Heaven’s Love” will be within a few days on its way to the new owner.
The inspiration for creating “Heaven’s Love” was Jonathan’s blanket:
today a big package arrived at my door and i couldn’t have been more excited. girasol gaia is finally here with new beautiful weft colors
i this version of gaia the third yellow stripe is now a bit smaller, but the blue and green stripe at the sides of the wrap bigger. so in total the yellow region in the middle of the wrap is narrowed down a bit, but now you can also see the last stripe better (the first version with yellow weft is on top):
may i introduce all gaias now ?
first we have the old gaia version with a light yellow weft (bonbon de limon)
gaia air with white weft (crema de nube):
gaia fire with red weft:
gaia water with blue weft:
gaia earth with brown weft:
and my personal favorite ♥: gaia – the dark side with black weft (cuervo):
and they look nice as a staple – now that i have another photo spam post i can show one more picturet, too.
the pre-order for the girasol exclusive wraptile from lichtmutter is still open until october, 31st, but we have already reached the minimum order length of 100 m in total. so there will be definitely coming a second batch at the end of this year / the beginning of next year. i’m very excited about the two new weft colors green and turquoise !