I've finally got my baby here to help with modelling my Welsh nursing shawl! He fell fast asleep after snuggling up in here. The shawl was really comfortable and kept me nice and warm- much needed in the autumn cold. I'm going to do a video instruction when I get a person to film and I feel confident with my shawl! The shawl is around 100 years old.
I bought a Welsh Nursing Blanket last year, and have finally got around to taking photos of it! It is rather creased atm as it has been folded in my bedding box. It is a lovely apricot and cream colour with dusty blue and port coloured check woven through it. Don't you just love the long trailing egdes too?
I am currently nearly 12 weeks pregnant, so am looking forward to hopefully trying it out this autumn!
" Now I'm not Welsh, and I'm not even sure I did it perfect, but I HAD to try this! LOL!! This knitted blanket is really thick so I think I would have done a much more confident job if it were thin. But we had fun trying it out! :)"
Thanks Yogamamma from The Babywearer for the pictures. Beautiful! xxx
"I thought you might like to see some pics of traditional Welsh babywearing. I managed to get a Welsh shawl today, I was carried this way by my Grandmother. About a century ago it was the usual way to carry your baby in Wales. It's 100%, wool, it measures 1.6m square and is usually folded into a triangle. The traditional method is a one shoulder carry where the ends are tucked in, I also managed to get a Rebozo hip carry out of it!" Kathryn, Swansea, UK