Hi! I’m Michelle. I’m a mama who loves all things outdoors, from adventuring w the kiddos to trail running to protecting ecosystems!
I started babywearing with my first in order to enjoy together hiking the trails that surround our home. Woven wraps won as a carrier because they were most comfortable for long hikes. Plus, they allowed me to discreetly breastfeed on the go (front cross carry)! Babywearing quickly became an important part of how Dom and I care for our littles. As it has for many caregivers in many cultures throughout history. The connection felt while babywearing is what inspired the name Nestled.
I started weaving because I love babywearing and making things! It has been so rewarding to weave textiles that are used for snuggling babies (and adults too)! It has also been very important to me to use natural and “eco-friendly” yarns. By this I mean yarns that come from a plant or animal source and cause minimal environmental damage, for example, by using less water (e.g., tencel), less industrial chemicals (e.g., silk) and/or less processing (e.g., bast fibres). I also consider animal care (e.g., mulesing free wool) and human rights (e.g., Global Organic Textile Standard or GOTS certified yarns follow International Labour Organization standards for human rights). There are lots of new and interesting options, and I am always learning about and testing new yarns!
I do all of my weaving on two looms in my home on Vancouver Island, mainly in the evenings while littles sleep! The majority of my work is custom or semi-custom. The best way to follow along is on Facebook or Instagram (links at bottom of page).