Susa weaving is a lovely Irish handweaver based in Co. Cork Ireland. Eavan O’ Leary is the lovely talented lady behind the wondrous wraps you’re about to see. Passionate and a genius behind the loom. Eavan knows wraps.
She first sent me her first woven wrap called “Charlies delight”, and delight he did! A herringbone woven size 5 in these luscious sunset over water colours. Medium weight in hand and silky to touch, I could hardly believe this is an all cotton wrap.
We first did a double hammock with a knotless finish. The double hammock pass just slid into place and the texture of the weave looked it in place. I had a lovely snug chest pass that just moulded Scott to me. Such a pleasure to wrap with.
I then rucked with it. For me this is the ultimate comfort test. All your babies weight on your shoulders takes a special wrap with some cush to be comfortable. I’m happy to report this was extremely comfortable in a ruck. I finished with a ring for the pretty colours!
He was up in a ruck for a good while with no sag and I just couldn’t stop taking selfies with this gorgeous wrap. The colours on my shoulders, amazing.
We brought Charlie’s delight to Dublin zoo to test fully. A day of ups and downs wrapping and really wrapping. Hours of use and possibly a long nap. That’s the true test!
Started off with a double hammock with a candy cane chest belt. Again so easy to tighten. The pass just glided and locked. A little bit of bounce and stretch. Wrapping over a coat is challenging at the best of times but this was no problem at all.
An hour of walking in now still really comfortable and I’m just glowing with these colours!
Scott couldn’t be happier having his lunch on the go 🙂
Then something amazing happened. My mam really loved this wrap and she asked me to wrap my 4 year old on her (tired legs) while Scott wanted to walk. This was just gorgeous.
That middle marker is like art. And it comfortably held my 4 year old in a ruck for a good hour while she had a rest with my mam. No dead arms or sore shoulders reported. I was really sad to send this on 😦
But fear not! Eavan was so kind to send us her next master piece “hello Mr magpie”. This wrap is a size 4 heart weave. And this is what I meant when I said Susa weaving is run by a genius. Eavan developed her own method of weaving these hearts using 4 shafts! Now I’m not 100% sure what that means, weaving still seems like magic to me, but seriously so so talented!
Hello Mr magpie feels different but no less amazing to Charlie’s delight. Feels lighter in hand and a dryer texture. Slightly more fluffy. So we went straight in with the big kid test.
A ruck with a candy cane chest belt with my 4 year old. So soft and comfortable as reported by her and me! Like a cloud on my shoulders.
So stylish too. This wrap would go with everything!
Look at that gorgeous middle marker too where the weft changes from white to grey giving an entirely different look. Magical I tell you 🙂
So we did the zoo test again. Another cold day in Ireland so wrapping over bulky clothes no problem again. I seriously got the best seat with this. The weave and the texture that lends means when you pin your seat with a bunched pass it just sticks.
We had to get a picture with the penguins. Scott had a very comfortable nap too. A lovely day and so many complements on this stunning wrap.
Susa weaving will be launching in September and the babywearing community is very excited. Eavan is creating some of the best handwovens many of us have tried. She will be the only handweaver on the Emerald Isle too. Susa means “wrap or blanket” in Gaelic. And I’ll definitely be looking for one of her gorgeous works of art and technical perfection to use with my wrapees. I suggest you get your finger on my the button too. This company is going places. Here’s a link to her Facebook group : https://m.facebook.com/susaweaving/