by Kim Kruse
I received my first Tekhni tester this week. I had no idea which wrap was coming, so opening the Tyvek envelope made me feel like a kid on Christmas morning. I’ve been eyeing all the new Tekhni releases, so I couldn’t wait to see what awesome surprise would be inside.
It turned out to be Thalia Midas, which is an earlier wrap in the Tekhni lineup. I’m a sucker for anything in mustard yellow, so this wrap had me at hello. It was hard to capture the wrap’s full beauty because it was overcast when I was taking pictures, but trust me when I say themercerized cotton makes for a lovely, shimmery finish.
I totally fell in love with the gold color that dominates the wrong side of the wrap. Not surprisingly, that’s the side I chose to face out when wrapping. Don’t get me wrong–the right side is pretty too. It’s just a deeper shade of gold that’s closer to antique gold or brass. I feel like the two tone color scheme could be helpful for new wrappers, since it’s easy to distinguish the right and wrong sides while wrapping.
Right now I’m wrapping a 10-pound squish, so I stuck with an easy, go-to carry for us — front wrap cross carry (FWCC). The wrap initially felt stiff in hand when I took it out of the package, even though it had visited several other mamas. That being said, I’m used to my Tekhni Meandros Santorini, which is a Repreve blend that immediately transformed into soft and floppy with a single wash. Once I wrapped with Thalia, I realized it was plenty soft for wrapping a squish–not at all stiff or beastly. Thalia was plenty supportive for us, and I think it would continue to shine for heavy toddlers since it has such a tight weave.
I didn’t try any back wraps, but I feel like the mercerized cotton gives it the right amount of glide for positioning multi-pass carries while still leaving enough grip to keep things locked in place.
I’m relatively new to wrapping, but I’d call this a mid-weight wrap with good structure. It’s soft enough for a squish but sturdy enough for a toddler. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking this beautiful workhorse wrap amidst all the new Tekhni wraps on the market. It’s a beautiful, solid wrap that deserves another look.