HAND SPUN YARN COLLECTION
MICHELL ALPACA & BLENDS
Autumn /Winter 19-20
At more than 4,000 metres above sea level in the region of Puno, the main producer of Alpaca fibre in Peru, are situated the communities of Ajoyani, Antauta and Macusani, where the majority of the women possess a rich Andean textile legacy: the skilled use of Alpaca fibre in hand spinning which they have been passing down from generation to generation since Prelncan times.
lt is through the education and training of mothers and wives of Alpaca shepherds that traditional hand-spinning techniques have been combined with more contemporary yarn designs which are to appear this season in a line of hand spun yarns called APU. This new line is comprised of three yarns: Kusi, Sirca, and Puquy, which are made of Baby Alpaca, FS Alpaca and a blend of FS Alpaca with Peruvian wool accordingly, each taking full advantage of the rich range of natural colours offered by Alpaca fibre.MORE INFORMATION
Year after year, we have been developing and producing collections to meet the seasonal demands of the international markets with a variety of yarns in different counts, colours and shades, always making an effort to develop new articles based on concepts individually created for each season. These collections offer a wide range of classic and fantasy yarns in pure Alpaca, Wool and special blends using other natural fibres such as cashmere, angora, silk, pima cotton, merino wools and man-made fibres. Below is a summary of Michell Collections from previous years.MORE INFORMATION