Workshops are free and available for all guests to The Wrap Show, on a first come first served basis. Take the chance to hear professionals and experts from around the world, learn new skills, new information, and deepen your relationship with wrapping and textiles.

Workshop Schedule

Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
10:45 – 11:30 Back Carries with a Jpmbb Shorty Wrap
Keren Sale-Nissim, JPMBB
Structures in Handweaving

Wendy Clark, wenweave

The Selendang

Azizah Attard, Bebe Sachi

11:35 – 12:10 Short Wraps Clinic

Jess McNeill, Emmeline Textiles

Connecta: The Wrapper’s Buckle

AnneMcEwan, Connecta

Caring for Heirloom Textiles

Louise Squire, Textile Conservator

12:15 – 13:00 Ring Finishes

Marloes de Graaf, Ik neem je mee

Behind the Weave – the making of a wrap company

Sarah Condry & Christina Mitchell, Woven Wings

Why Babywearing Matters

Dr. Rosie Knowles, Sheffield Sling Surgery and Sling Spot, Author of Why Babywearing Matters
For Health Care Professional Track only

13:05 – 13:50 Panel Discussion: Education in Babywearing
BABI, Slingababy, JPMBB, BWI, WYIL
Wrapping Qualities Explained

Emma Fooks, Adventure Woven In; Tina Hoffmann, DIDYMOS

Fix the Flaw

Samantha Townsend, Geeky Baby

13:55 – 14:40 Base Wraps

Lizzie Start, Sling Start

Woven Wrap Design

Charlotte Dumesny, Lawilde

Premature Babies and Kangarooing

Tina Hoffmann, Didymos

14:45 – 15:30 Ring Slings

Caroline Auld, The Sling Stop

Intro to Fibres

Kathleen Groves, Saltwater Rose Studio

Combating Poverty – Can Babywearing provide a sustainable platform to save the traditional Asian Handloom

Azizah Attard, BebeSachi

Back Carries with a JPMBB Shorty Wrap  – Keren Sale-Nissim, L’école à Porter, JPMBB
The shorty wrap is designed mostly for hip and back carries, or front carries other than PWCC that require less fabric. While most stretchy wraps cannot and should not be used for back-carrying, the JPMBB Original wraps is very dense and offers good support and allows specific back-carries. Come give the back carry a GO! We will provide some JPMBB Short wrap to use during the workshop.

Base Wraps Lizzie Start, Sling Start
Having trouble with your Front Wrap Cross Carry or Front Double Hammock? Lizzie will demonstrate and offer tips and tricks to help your carry be the most comfortable it can be with a base wrap.

Behind the Weave – the making of a wrap companySarah Condry and Christina Mitchell, Woven Wings
Christina & Sarah will be discussing the ins and outs of running an established wrap company – highs and lows, partnership working, designing, testing and the beauty of constant innovation.

Caring for Heirloom Textiles – Louise Squire, accredited textile conservator
Louise Squire is a professional textile conservator, accredited by ICON, the Institute of Conservation. She has over 20 years of experience conserving textiles that range from tapestries to costume to artworks, and dating from 2nd century BC up to the present day. She has her own London-based studio where she conserves textiles for private clients, museums and heritage organisations, and she travels internationally advising and working on museum projects worldwide. Louise will be discussing her textile conservation work and experience as well as giving an overview on how to care for heirloom working textiles.

Combating Poverty – Can Babywearing provide a sustainable platform to save the traditional Asian Handloom? Azizah Attard, Bebe Sachi
“Bengal’s textile manufacturers could never be reduced because no other nation on the globe could either equal or rival their quality” 1972 Henry Patllo

Asian handloom products have been in decline since 1793. Bebe Sachi is an international Fair Trade, social enterprise company that invests in artisan hand weavers from impoverished villages in Bangladesh. Join Azizah for a trip through time, where she’ll share historical aspects of the traditional Asian handloom and bridge that to today’s small company and all that we try to achieve. There’ll be videos and stories from the village of artisans and a chance to try some of the harder to obtain pieces for yourself!

Connecta: The Wrapper’s Buckle Anne McEwan, Connecta
Join Anne as she explains the similarities between Connecta carriers and wraps, and how they can be adjusted to create the perfect fit every time. 

Fix the Flaw Samantha Townsend, Geeky Baby
You just bought a wrap and oh no! Is that a pull? A hole? Threadshifting? Samantha will give you a quick overview of what is and isn’t a flaw, with pointers on getting what needs to be fixed fixed so you can carry worry free.

Introduction to FibresKathleen Groves, Saltwater Rose Studio
What is the difference between all the fibres, how they’re made, and how they feel? Discover the unique qualities of the various materials and how they perform in a wrap.

Panel Discussion: Education in Babywearing BABI, Slingababy, JPMBB, BWI, WYIL
This panel will explore international trends in babywearing education, hosted by Wibke Hott-Cavanagh, chair of the British Association of Babywearing Instructors. She will be joined by Lorette Michallon of Slingababy, Keren Sale-Nissim of L’école à Porter Training School, Jess McNeill of Babywearing International and Emmeline Textiles, and Hedwych Veeman of Wrap You in Love.

Premature Babies and Kangarooing Tina Hoffmann, Didymos
Tina has worked with experts looking to implement kangaroo care for premature babies, and in this session will talk about the benefits of this approach with skin-to-skin contact for bonding and how a woven wrap can help.

Ring FinishesMarloes de Graaf, Ik neem je mee
Using a sling ring with your carries can make a wrap go farther or just look fancy! Marloes will take you through some carries and tips to help you rock your rings.

Ring SlingsCaroline Auld, The Sling Stop
Ring slings are versatile carriers that can be great for newborns to toddlers. Caroline will teach the basic ring sling carry and troubleshoot any issues you may have.

The SelendangAzizah Attard, Bebe Sachi
For a large part of family communities in South east Asia, carrying your baby in a selendang is as natural as singing a lullaby. There are subtle and not so subtle differences in using a wrap in a hip carry to using a selendang or sarong. Join Azizah, to try various types of Selendang, Shawls and Sarongs. She’ll have a selection to try, as well as some of her own family’s pieces to share. Give the selendang or shawl a go! It may differ to the western tying methods and may in fact not fit “TICKS”… But let’s have a play, share stories, and celebrate these differences.

Short Wraps Clinic – Jess McNeill, Emmeline Textiles
This session with focus on both modifying long carries and exploring new carries in sizes base-1 to base-3. Come brush up your skillsor learn something new! Don’t have a short wrap? No problem. Join us and try-one of the new releases from Emmeline Textiles!

Structures in Handweaving Wendy Clark, wenweave
There is a dizzying array of options in handwoven wraps! Wendy can help and will unlock the secrets in handweaving – from twills and crackles, to hems and selvedges.

Why Babywearing MattersDr. Rosie Knowles, Sheffield Sling Surgery and Sling Spot, Author of Why Babywearing Matters.
This session will cover the benefits of baby carriers and is only for participants in our Health Care Professionals Track.

Woven Wrap Design Charlotte Dumesny, Lawilde
A former teacher of textile design technology, Charlotte will take you through her process of creating a woven wrap from initial concept to final product.

Wrapping Qualities Explained – Emma Fooks, Adventure Woven In, and Tina Hoffmann, DIDYMOS is the order
What do stretchy, cushy, bouncy, dense, textured, or smooth mean to you? Emma and Tina will lead a discussion of wrapping qualities to try to get to the bottom of the mystery.