Au Ver A Soie D'Alger Silk Twists
7 strands twisted together, in a palette of stunning colours for embroidery and tapestry, in 45 metre twists.
This silk is loosly plyed and can be split easily, if desired.
It is made of the best quality spun silk (called strusas) which gives it an unrivalled regularity, lustrous and softness. It has a good tensile strength. It resists abrasion very well. We take great care, great pains to see that this product is properly made. It is considered as a reference thread in all needlework activities.
Dyed in skeins to guarantee an homogeneous colour.
In 1890, our Soie d'Alger colour chart had 2688 different colours gathered in 107 sets. It is precisely this chart which is used to add new colours.
Hand applications : Carpets, tapestries and embroideries restoration and creation, Trimmings, Cross stitch, counted thread, needlepoint, embroidery, Hardanger, lace making, blackwork, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, Smocking, quilting, crazy quilting, crewel and Miniature.
Machine applications : Weaving, Knitting, Embroidery, Large topstitching (on fabrics)
Material: 100% Silk
Length: 45 Metres ( just under 50 yards)