W&W Baby Wrap Care

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

W&W Baby Wraps are 100% cotton.
Prior to mailing, all wraps have been washed and dried twice.
To keep your wrap looking its best, use gentle to moderate settings, warm and cold wash and rinse cycles and medium heat in the dryer.
If needed, your wrap can be washed in hot water.
Iron using the cotton setting, if desired.
Do not bleach. Bleach will distort the color and can weaken fabric over time.

Oh No! Is it a Broken Thread?!?

Loose thread tail

If you find a loose thread hanging out in your wrap soon after it has been delivered, chances are it is a bobbin change that was missed while clipping threads. They will be near the rails and if you find one thread, there will be another one lurking about 3" or 4" away.


Snipping Loose Thread

To fix, gently pull on the thread to add a touch of tension. Then clip the threads about 1/16" (.16cm) from the fabric. If you pull too tight or clip too close, the end will probably pop out on the other side. Don't worry, just trim the end if you find it again. There is plenty of overlap to allow for multiple trims if needed.


Backlit picture of doubled threadsIf you have doubts, look carefully at the fabric. You will be able to see where two threads are side by side or doubled between the two ends. If you hold the wrap up to the light, you will be able to see the double threads easier since they will be thicker than the surrounding fabric. The doubled threads are easier to see in some patterns, or are more obvious in some parts of a pattern than others.


Snag in W&W baby wrap

Fixing Pulls

A common problem with hand woven wraps are the pulls or snags from catching the wrap on something. These are very easy to fix.

 Pulling one each side of the snag


First, firmly grasp the fabric 12" (30cm) away from the snag on either side. Be sure you are holding onto the area that is in line with the pulled thread on each side. Now tug firmly. Some of the pull may ease back into the cloth just from this.


Using needle to fix snag

Second, take a needle or pin (a thick darning needle is easy to hold) to start working the snag out. Insert the needle under the pulled thread a short distance away from the snag. Pull the loose thread up there. Move a tiny distance down the thread and repeat. Don't pull the thread up tightly as you go.



The idea is to loosely redistribute the thread that has been pulled out of place back into the cloth. For a long pull, it can take several inches to work the pulled out thread back in to the cloth. For long pulls, it is sometimes easier to work the pull out in both directions from its start.