Are you a fan of Steampunk? Then Natibaby's Gears is the perfect wrap for you. Interlocking gears churn across the length of this wrap evoking clashing images of anachronistic machines and steam engines. This is another fabulous Gears release in some rather industrial and cool shades of gunmetal grey with blue undertones and ecru.
This is a jacquard weave woven in grey and ecru threads. Nati is calling this a try-weave with three colors, but I am having a hard time making out all three colors. The grey appears to be the same grey used in Foggy Sky. It's a lovely pewter grey with some lovely blue undertones.
Release date: 6 December 2013
Gears is an exclusive woven for the Polish forum, Chusty.
So, we all know that Nati hemp is fairly thick, but the past few hemp releases have been on the thinner side and man, they are amazing. They are medium-weight and are a lot less dense. They are quite different than the standard Nati hemps with which we are used to wrapping. They are just divine.
Many of us baby our wraps when it comes to washing. Hemp is one fabric that does not need to be overly babied. Hemp is dense and fibrous. It is an incredibly strong, durable fabric. If you want your hemp wraps to be buttery soft, you will need to break down the hemp fibers (because let's face it, that's what breaking in a wrap is--breaking down the fibers). Heat is going to do that.
Many people prefer to wash in warm or hot water and tumble dry on warm or high heat. I do dry my hemp on medium heat and then remove it when damp to air dry. A good steam ironing will also help the breaking in process. Hemp is one of the few fibers that can take the heat and hold up remarkably well. You do not need to wash in warm water or do a warm tumble dry to break hemp in, but the heat is going to hasten the process without the typical wear.
Size 6 - $180
Size 7 - $190