Sleeping like a Baby in Wool

When I joined the Smocking Arts Guild of America in 2006, I asked around, out of curiosity, “What is the best fabric for a baby’s clothing?” I received a variety of responses. Most responded with “natural fiber” (ie. cotton, silk or wool) definitely, because it “breathes”. Of course, anyone who smocks eventually learns that blends should be no more than 65/35. Some quickly point out that Dacron is too warm for a baby. Others may counter that blends are wrinkle free and young moms today can’t have wrinkles! Others join in that better quality fabrics don’t wrinkle as much, and if they do, that’s part of their beauty. I admit I definitely have my preferences. Here’s an interesting article on the importance of using natural fibers, particularly Wool.


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