Thursday, March 19, 2009

Support in Three Ways


This shows support in three ways. First - this is a picture of a mei tai I made recently. A mei tai is a baby carrier, supporting the baby without wearing out the mother's arms, and supporting the mother-child close relationship. Second, the picture is specifically the stitching where the straps are sewed onto the main body - triple stitched for strength and support so that they don't tear off. The seam where the straps are attached is of great importance to the entire carrier. And third - my mei tai is laying on top of more fabric to make another mei tai, one for my sister. We show a great deal of sisterly support back and forth. She has given me so much especially in regards to my children and this time I'm giving to her. We have a wonderful support system together.

Photo taken on macro setting (the little flower button) and focused on the stitching. Natural light from window. Enhanced brightness and contrast.

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12 comments:

Katy said...

I love how you incorporated Support in so many ways... this is EXACTLY what this blog is all about... Pictures that TELL. wonderful job! I love the colors too.. i'm really curious about this Mei tai carrier, can you use it for a toddler? GREAT JOB!

Breezi said...

Beautiful colors. I love how you got close detail of the stitching.

Breezi said...

Beautiful colors. I love how you got close detail of the stitching.

Mindy said...

I've made two mei tais for my sister, so I loved this post! Great detail of the fabric and stitching!

Stephanie said...

Katy - yes, mei tais are appropriate from birth until about 35 pounds (some can even carry heavier children than that). I used this tutorial to make mine, and will make my sister's with this one too: http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/bbo.html

You can see pictures of me using mine to carry my three-year-old here: http://lifeat-ourhouse.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-made-mei-tai.html

Rachel H. said...

I LOVE THE DETAIL here! So beautiful. The colors and nice and it's the perfect description of support!

Candace said...

I love the beautiful colors you captured in the fabric!

And about the carrier. I have never heard it called a Mei Tai! I had a sling with both my babies, but I never heard that term. Very cool, though, that you can make them.

Gorgeous picture!

Melinda said...

Steph, I love this! I love your mei tai stuff...I need a pattern of this, so I hope you posted one on your blog! I love the colors in this!

Stephanie said...

Yeah, the tutorial is linked on my blog, on the post about the mei tai. It was fairly straightforward and easy to make.

Blake said...

nice enhancement of the colors. I love the deep red!

zealygirl said...

I love baby carriers! My current favorite is the baby ktan (that I made myself)

Holly said...

great support. saver of arms.