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Jumper - Michelin

Michelin

  • Object:

    Jumper

  • Place of origin:

    Wales (made)
    Shetland (yarn, made)

  • Date:

    1981 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kagan, Sasha, born 1945 (designer)
    Casewell, G Mrs (knitters)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knitted wool

  • Museum number:

    T.105-1981

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Multi-colour hand-knitted Shetland woollen jumper in earthy rich shades of brown and claret, blue, puce, and white. Ruched stripes knitted into the fabric.

Bands of multi-coloured geometric patterns in stocking stitch alternate with ruched bands in reverse stocking stitch. The ribbing at the lower edge and at the wrists is in a twisted stitch. The neck is finished with crocheted scallops and small openings on either side are fastened with metal-edged pearl buttons.

Place of Origin

Wales (made)
Shetland (yarn, made)

Date

1981 (made)

Artist/maker

Kagan, Sasha, born 1945 (designer)
Casewell, G Mrs (knitters)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-knitted wool

Descriptive line

Hand-knitted Shetland woollen jumper 'Michelin', designed by Sasha Kagan, Wales, knitted by Mrs G. Casewell, 1981

Labels and date

'MICHELIN' SWEATER
Hand-knitted Shetland wool
British: Sasha Kagan, 1981

Bands of multi-coloured geometric patterns in stocking stitch alternate with ruched bands in reverse stocking stitch. The ribbing at the lower edge and at the wrists is in a twisted stitch. The neck is finished with crocheted scallops and small openings on either side are fastened with metal-edged pearl buttons.

Sasha Kagan is known for her striking patterns and original use of colour. Her classic shaped garments remain constantly in fashion. She runs a cottage industry employing outworkers near her home in the mountains of central Wales - this sweater was knitted by Mrs G. Casewell.

T.105-1981 [1985]

Materials

Wool yarn

Techniques

Hand knitting

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Scotland

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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