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.
623 colors are available in 107 shade families.
Packaged in 5 meter pull-skeins, 45 meter hanks, 100 gram hanks and 200 gram cones (about 780 meters) These listings are for the 5 meter skein. Larger quantities are available by Special Order only.
Made continuously by the same firm since the late 19th century for hand embroidery.
Skein dyed in the traditional method to guarantee even, consistent coloration. Great care is taken to ensure this product is properly made.
Soie d'Alger is perfect for cross stitch and hand embroidery on linen. It is particularly nice to use in contrast with Soie Perlee in the same design---one thread having a high sheen, the other a soft luster.
Soie d'Alger is durable for canvas work. Does not pill.
All seven plies cover tent stitch on 13 mesh.
Please note there may be slight discrepancies in color based on monitor RGB levels and calibrations.