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Restocking Specials

Thank you all for your patience while we took some time off last month! We're excited for the new year, and looking forward to getting back to work.
  
Now let's start the year off with some fun specials!! For the entire month of January, we'll be including a FREE GIFT on all purchases over $50. See below for the available options:
  • Free logo tote bag with orders of $50+
  • Free logo mug with orders of $150+
  • Free cowl or scarf with orders of $250+
  • Free throw blanket with orders of $350+
  • Free signature ring sling with orders of $450+
LIMIT OF ONE FREE GIFT PER ORDER
  
We are so incredibly grateful for every order - your support of our little business means more than you'll ever know.
  

 

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Dreamer

Dreamer

Over a year ago, Baby Tula and ABWovens began discussing the possibility of an exclusive collaboration with Chicibeanz, a weaver whose hand-dyed, handwoven wraps and wrap conversion carriers are highly desired in the babywearing community. After much discussion and planning, we are so excited that "Dreamer" is finally ready to snuggle some babies!

The warp layout was designed thread-by-thread by Echo, the talented weaver behind Chicibeanz. That design was then sent to our mill where our weaver wove this fabric up with a kaleidoscope weave. While the warp was created with the luxurious Brassard cotton yarns we always use for our Signature Line runs, there were two separate batches of weft yarns: Echo hand-dyed several different fiber blends to run as the weft for some of the fabric, and some of the fabric was woven with the standard Brassard yarns as the weft. 

  • The hand-dyed fabric yardage has been sent to Chicibeanz where it'll be sewn into various carriers and accessories and released both on the Chicibeanz website and in their chatter group via draw-to-purchase, so make sure to check out their Facebook page for more info.
  • The remaining fabric yardage is here at ABWovens where it'll be sewn into various carriers and accessories. They will be released on our website or via draw-to-purchase, so make sure to follow our Facebook page for all the release info. 
  • Fabric yardage from both batches has been sent to Tula, the SSC manufacturer who will have exclusive access to this gorgeous fabric. Look for Dreamer in their upcoming stockings!

** All products in the Dreamer collection will include a special logo tag combining the pixie from the Chicibeanz logo with the apple blossoms from the ABWovens logo. On wraps, these logo tags will be used for the middle marker; on ring slings, they will be sewn along the tail; on cowls, they will be sewn along one hem; and on throw blankets, they will be sewn in one corner. ** 

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Welcome Duncan to the team! (and a heads up to anyone with a pet allergy)

A couple weeks ago this sweet little guy, Duncan, joined our family. Since my office/workroom is still the spare bedroom at our house, Duncan occasionally stops in to make himself at home (as pictured). I do move him right away so he can't damage any of the fabric, but just a heads up to anyone who has a pet allergy. If you are allergic to dogs, and have any questions, please feel free to message this page.

-Lisa and Duncan

 

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February 2017 Lending Library Promotion

Could your local lending library use a free wrap? If so, grab some friends and help get them one! For the entire month of February, when you purchase a wrap or ring sling, make sure to nominate your group in the "notes" section of the cart. Once a group has received 4 nominations, they will receive a free wrap in their choice of size!
  • There is no limit to how many free wraps a particular group can receive. For example, if 12 members make purchases, then the lending library will receive 3 wraps.
  • All 4 nominating orders do not need to be placed together, they just all need to be made during the month of February.
  • When nominating your group, please include the name of the group and a link to either their website, Facebook page or Facebook group.
  • Once a group has received 4 nominations, they will get to choose which size wrap they'd like and ABW will select from available wraps in the requested size. 
  • ABW will pay all shipping charges (including international shipping) for the free lending library wrap.
  • Only lending libraries are eligible for this promotion. Teaching libraries, where wraps are used for instruction but cannot be borrowed by group members, are not eligible.
  • This offer can be combined with our educator discount. So make sure to email info@appleblossomwovens.com for more information if you are a babywearing educator or if you are purchasing for a lending library.

This promotion only applies to purchases made during the month of February. If you had placed an order on layaway or made a partial payment on a Midnight Sky pre-order, you can still nominate a group when making your final payment.

Obviously, we need some wraps available for purchase to make this promotion work! Some are stocked on the website right now, and we will be adding plenty more throughout the month of February. Wraps will be stocked randomly on the website without advance notice.

As previously announced, Heirloom Ruby and Midnight Sky will be released by draw-to-purchase. If you are purchasing a wrap via invoice from a draw, you can still nominate your local group by emailing info@appleblossomwovens.com after completing your purchase.

 

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Worldwide Shipping

Now offering worldwide shipping. At this time, shipping is not provided to Canada due to compliance regulations.
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Introducing ABW Handwoven Wraps

Introducing ABW Handwoven Wraps

by Lisa Carter
Owner

We have some exciting news! But first, a bit of background: if you've read the About Us section, you'll know that I never set out to start a woven wrap company. It's been a journey that began when I wanted to weave myself a wrap since I couldn't afford the higher prices of the gorgeous handwovens. So I took a weaving class, wove a wrap, experienced the huge amount of work that goes into weaving and was then inspired to find a way to offer something similar at a more affordable price. The only reason for telling you this is so that you'll trust me when I tell you that I know how much work goes into measuring a warp, warping the loom, and then weaving enough yardage for a wrap! It is hours and hours of hard work before you can even throw that shuttle for the first time, and bending over that back beam to thread those heddles can definitely take a toll on one's back. Handwoven wraps are worth every penny of their higher prices because of the amount of work that the weaver puts into every inch of cloth. And while I'm so proud of what we've been able to accomplish, there are certainly some limitations when compared with what's possible when working directly with a weaver on a custom handwoven.

Since first starting this company last fall, I hoped to eventually be able to work with handweavers by providing all of the overhead support. Things like liability insurance and CPSC compliance add a lot of overhead cost, and those costs will only go up once additional testing requirements become mandatory later this year. So I am thrilled to announce that Emily Wood is the first weaver we will be collaborating with! She has been weaving since she was in high school, and has been working with me on the mending/finishing of the Signature Line for the past 9 months. This first handwoven run will be a bit of a trial run, and if everything goes well she will open up some custom slots so you can work with her to create your own custom design. Obviously because of all of the work involved, the price per wrap will be higher than our machine woven lines, but the lower overhead costs will help keep the price a bit more affordable.

For this first handwoven run, Emily will be weaving this gorgeous gradient of fall colors.



Image shows actual colors of blue/purple/red/orange/yellow yarn that will be used.

 



The digital mock-up shows how the colors will be pinstriped but it does distort the colors a bit. 
The photograph above shows the true colors better. 


The entire 20 yard warp will be woven with a brick red weft in a pebble weave structure, and once the wraps are completed they will be sold by draw. Expected completion is the end of October 2016.



Image shows digital mock-up of warp colors with the brick red weft in the pebble weave.




Image shows digital mock-up of warp/weft with close up of the pebble weave structure.


For this first run, the fiber content will be 75% cotton / 25% linen, and Emily will be using the same Maurice Brassard yarn that is used for all Signature Line runs so they’ll be soft and supportive right off the loom. Pricing will be $90 per meter and available sizes will be determined after weaving has been completed. If you’ve been wishing for a bit more wrap width, you’ll be happy to hear that these handwoven wraps will be several inches wider than Signature Line wraps! 

Now you may have seen in the chatter group that I was planning to run that design after Midnight Sky. Due to both scheduling delays and some yarn minimum requirements, we won’t be able to run that this fall, so it seemed the perfect design for this first new collaboration! 

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