Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger is a stranded Spun silk with 7 plies, which are easily divided. Soft, lustrous and smooth, it is made from a spun silk called "strusas" which gives it unrivaled regularity for hand embroidery. It does not come from Algeria, the name "Alger" refers to a specialized domestic manufacturing process.
Packaged in 5 meter pull-skeins. Made continuously by the same firm since the late 19th century for hand embroidery.
The skein is dyed in the traditional method to guarantee even, consistent coloration.
• Soie d'Alger is perfect for cross stitch and hand embroidery on linen. • Soie d'Alger is durable for canvas work. Does not pill. • All seven plies cover tent stitch on 13 mesh. • Soie d'Alger makes the most beautiful cording and tassels for needlework finishing.
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