Apple Blossom Wovens Sugar Reef Kaleidoscope Gold
- 100% cotton
- machine woven
- Best for: all babies
- Carries: all
Apple Blossom Wovens has done another collaboration with Chicibeanz – a handwoven company. Chicibeanz designed the Dreamer warp and this Sugar Reef warp and it is SO pretty. I got to check out this gold cotton weft before release and it is just so gorgeous. The gold really makes the weft glow. I know I keep saying that, but just look at it! It’s the perfect rainbow.
I got to test Gold in a ring sling, which was pretty supportive like most ABWovens cotton wraps. Little Miss Dumpling is weighing in at close to 30 lb., and I have no issue carrying her in this ring sling for large amounts of time. I didn’t find it diggy, just make sure you find your sweet spot while slinging. There is some give in this warp, so there is a slight bounce – which I find great for that perfect sling pass.
She always takes a nap in slings, and she continued to feel weightless. It’s been getting colder, so we kept a jacket on, but I found this warp to be about medium thickness. It’s not overly thick at all – but it’s definitely not thin. It’s not dense, there is some airiness to it due to the weave.
Sugar Reef is pretty solid — I know it needs to be broken in more, but I don’t see myself having to readjust constantly. This wrap nicely conforms to you and is pretty soft. I feel like it should be broken in, in no time.
Look at these pretty colors! I can’t stop saying it, but I just love this rainbow.
Kaleidoscope weave wraps tend to be grippy, so not slippery at all. The kaleidoscope weave gives it the fun texture that really helps lock your passes into place. It has a very defined feel in hand. The weave is like 3d and you can see it popping out against the warp. The softness of the cotton makes it so good with newborns and younger babies. The kaleidoscope weave gives it the texture that helps lock passes into place for the bigger, heavier babies.
Sugar Reef will become a floppy, loved wrap – ABWovens cotton tends to break in quickly and become that floppy, broken in wrap that you never want to let go. I love breaking in wraps. To help break it in faster, I braided it and I also ran it through the rings.
I am completely obsessed with this warp. The colors are so perfect! I had to do a few close up shots because the colors are just so great. Echo (the owner of Chicibeanz) has totally hit it out of the park with this one. It is such a gorgeous rainbow and per her chatter group, was based off of one of her first warp runs.
My favorite part of ABWovens is that when you order a ring sling on the website, you can let Lisa (the owner) know the length you need and she will make it custom for you. You also get to pick out your ring colors.