Shire Slings Russian Dolls Competition

Shire Slings are beautiful, practical, work-horse wraps made in the weaving capital of the world, Huddersfield. The designs Russian Dolls and Love Geek allow you to differentiate the ‘rails’ by the denseness of the pattern as well as the different coloured edges, which means they are easy to use even for beginners.
Shire really love ‘story cloths’ the age old tradition of passing down family stories through cloth.
The Love Geek story

breastfeeding at launchDNA contains the hereditary material used to encode the genetic instructions used in the development and function of all known living things. Oxytocin is the love hormone. We feel its effects when we fall in love with our partner and our babies. Mitochondria cells contain one piece of DNA that is inherited only down the female line. Every person alive today has inherited their mitochondrial DNA from one single great-great-great-. …..great-grandmother, nearly 200,000 years ago.

Scientists have discovered the mitochondrion cell from the growing baby in mother’s heart and other organs, and it has recently been found embedded in the mother’s brain. It is believed they may be acting as stem cells sent from the baby to repair the mother’s body. There is also some evidence that mitochondria are transferred from mother to infant during nursing. Some scientists believe there is an exchange of mitochondria between twins in utero and there is a possibility that younger siblings have their older siblings’ mitochondria.



The Russian Doll story

IMG_9923The Shire logo displayed on one set of dolls is a Dog Rose, A Rose for Yorkshire and one of their children’s names. The dog rose was encouraged to grow wild in the middle ages due to its medicinal properties, and always takes you by surprise with its elegant simplicity when you discover it on urban back streets and hedgerows. The stars on the other set of dolls are again for one of their children’s names, and represent the children of one of the founding families.

Matroyoshka or Russian nesting dolls were first made in 1890. Traditionally they are carved from a single piece of wood, just like families from the same grandmother. They usually contain no less than 5 dolls. The first Doll is female with the inner dolls being either sex. The final baby doll is a solid wooden shape.

Wrapped wraps stacked

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  1. Emma Rosenthal says

    I pressed return by mistake……so I didn’t write my story.
    My story would have been about walking through a field of bluebells with my 2 sons xx

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