Love My Shorty Workshop, Part 3

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New Date! Sunday, September 11, 2pm

Summer may be drawing to a close in most of the country, but here in Florida we still have a couple more months of hot weather. BWI of Gainesville has a great opportunity to provide more hot weather friendly wearing for our members with many new shorty wraps in the Lending Library.


Part 3 of the Love My Shorty workshop series is scheduled for 2pm on August 27 at LifeSouth Community Blood Center, located at 4039 W. Newberry Rd in Gainesville. This session will be 90 minutes long and will focus on back carries. Again, this workshop will feature a small class size of five (5) participants, so register early!

THIS IS AN ADVANCED WORKSHOP! You should be familiar with front carrying and feel confident in doing at least two front carries before attempting to learn back carries. Your wrappee should also be 4mo or older and/or be able to sit unassisted.

14011983_10108657181755244_131054484_nDuring the summer months, shorty wraps will be reserved for check out to the Love My Shorty workshops. The workshops will be held separately from our standard meetings and will feature small class sizes so that we can offer individualized attention from Babywearing Educators. As part of the class benefit, attendees are able to check out a shorty wrap in addition to the carrier they checked out at the main meeting. Carriers from the workshop will be due back at the following main meeting so that they are available at the next month’s Love My Shorty workshop.

The fee is $10 for BWI members and $15 for non-members. Size medium/large sling rings will be available for purchase at $4 a pair for those who want to do shorties with ring finishes. Register here for this limited class. To become a BWI member, sign up here.

Wraps available to play with and check out at the Love My Shorty workshops include the following:

14017622_10204972950203064_887678584_nSize 2s:
*Tekhni Ceres Skye (repreve/cotton)
*Didymos Indio Latte Macchiato (wool/cotton)
*Baie Slings Flying Fish Pacific (cotton)
*Natibaby Heartbeat (linen/cotton)

Size 3s:
*Yaro Waves Water (hemp/cotton)
*Pavo Taj (cotton, dyed green with procion dye “Mermaid’s Dream”)
*Kokoskaa Royal Quill Luna (cotton)
*Ethos Manhattan Sundown (cotton)
*Dream Weaver Designs (cotton, handwoven)
Pollora Love (cotton)

Size 4s:
Girasol Calme (cotton)
Baie Wild White Roses (cotton)
Silver Lining Slings Pipe Dream Umi (cotton)

*Newly donated wraps

We hope everyone is happy and healthy! If you or your children are under the weather, please be courteous and avoid sharing illness at BWI of Gainesville events. Please do not attend if anyone in your household has had a fever within the last 48 hours, has a deep cough or thick mucous in the nose, a rash, or has been sick with a stomach virus in the last 48 hours.

For questions about the Love My Shorty workshop series, please email Anne at

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