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“ Our silk threads ”
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Our silk threads


1 Pure silk

The pure silk comes directly from spinning of cocoon silk fibers. It is the shiniest silk.


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1.1 Au Ver à Soie Soie Perlée®

... is a 3 ply twisted filament silk that is smooth, soft, and lustrous. It is available in a range of 365 colours available from stock. It is made of the best qualities of raw silk which give it an unrivalled brightness and softness. Contrary to our competitors, our thread does not snarl in the needle and has a good tensile strength. It resists also very well to abrasion. We make 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, it is put on cones, wooden 16 m and 80 m bobbins.

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1.2 Au Ver à Soie Soie de Paris

... is a 6 strand filament silk that is smooth, soft, and lustrous. It is available in a range of 77 colors available from stock , in the same colours as Soie d'Alger.

It is made of the best qualities of raw silk which give it an unrevalled brightness and softness. Contrary to our competitors, our thread does not snarl in the needle and has a good tensile strength. It resists also very well to abrasion. We make 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, it is put on cones, 5 and 45 m. skein.

Soie de Paris is the lastest Au Ver à Soie creation promised to a very best success.


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1.3 Au Ver à Soie Soie Gobelins

... is a 2 ply high twisted filament silk that is smooth, soft, and lustrous. It is available in a range of 104 colours available from stock, in the same colours as Soie d'Alger.
It is made of the best qualities of raw silk which give it an unrivalled brightness and softness. Contrary to our competitors, our thread does not snarl in the needle and has a good tensile strength. It resists also very well to abrasion. We make great care, great pains to see that this product is properly made. It is considered as a reference thread in all needlework activities.


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1.4 Au Ver à Soie Soie Ovale (flat silk)

... is a low twist filament silk that is smooth, soft, and lustrous. It is available in a range of 59 colours available from stock , in the same colours as Soie d'Alger.

It is made of the best qualities of raw silk which give it an unrivalled brightness and softness. Contrary to our competitors, our thread does not snarl in the needle and has a good tensile strength. It resists also very well to abrasion. We make 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, it is put on cones, 30 m. reel.


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1.5 Au Ver à Soie Chenille de Soie

Available in 5 m, 10 m et 120 m skein in 18 colours from the Soie d'Alger range.

Hand applications :
  • Embroidery
  • Trimmings
  • Decoration
Machine applications :
  • Knitting
  • Weaving

Envision a bolt of the finest velvet draped on a table. As your fingers stroke the shimmering surface, you notice how smooth, even and plush it is to the touch. Now this sensation is available in a thread for embroidery ! Soie Chenille à Broder, Silk Chenille for Embroidery at first glance resembles a lustrous velvety cord. If you have stitched with a chenille thread made for knitting, which by comparison is neither silky to the touch nor smooth, you will not have experienced how much more luxurious silk chenille made for hand embroidery really is!

The word chenille in French literally translated means "caterpillar", which precisely describes the appearance of this thread. In other words, the little fibers of silk stand out at right angles, like the hairs of a caterpillar.

Silk Chenille for embroidery can be seen in much embroidery from the past. On raised embroidery panels for caskets and pictures from the seventeenth century, it was used as moss and foliage. Samplers in both England and America in the eighteenth century have silk chenille couched for trees for used as grass. It was also an especially popular thread with French embroiderers in the 18th century that used chenille lavishly for clothing embellishment and trim, especially with ribbon embroidery. Consulting period Victorian embroidery books you will find mention of chenille used on crazy quilts, couched as trim on clothing, evening bags and used on other embroidered articles as well.


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1.6 Silk Ribbons

Ribbons are weaved from pure silk and dyed on skeins to get perfect colour-homogeneity.
To make creative and original needleworks, Au Ver à Soie offers a gorgeous range of Silk Ribbons with 70 colours in 4mm and 7mm, 9 colours in 13mm and 16 colours in 2mm. This range of colours matches Soie d'Alger range so that you can work in a perfect harmony of colours. Au Ver à Soie also offers a range of overdyed Silk Ribbons harmonizing with 4 colours of the Soie d'Alger (12 colours in 4mm).


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1.7 Silk for weaving

Raw silk
Crêpe : 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 ply 20/22
Tram : 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 ply 20/22
Organzine : 2 - 3 - 4 bouts 20/22

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2 Spun silk

The spun silk comes from the worsted silk spinning.

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2.1 Au Ver à Soie Soie d'Alger®

Alger silk, 7 strands, in a palette of 605 colours for embroidery and tapestry, available in 8 and 45 metre skeins or 100 gram hanks (About 390 metres). This silk is loosly plyed and can be split easily. It doesn't come from Algeria. The name "Alger" refers to a special domestic process.
It is made of the best quality spun silk (called strusas) which gives it an unrivalled regularity, lustrous and softness. Contrary to our competitors, our thread does not snarl in the needle and has a good tensile strength. It resists also very well to abrasion. We make 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, it is put on cones, 5 m pull-skein, 45 m. hank.
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)

 


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2.2 Au Ver à Soie Soie 1003

... is a 3 ply spun silk with a moderate lustre, smooth, soft. It is available in a range of 780 colours available from stock, in the same colours as Soie Perlée.
It is made of the best quality spun silk (called strusas) which gives it an unrivalled regularity, lustrous and softness. Contrary to our competitors, our thread does not snarl in the needle and has a good tensile strength. It resists also very well to abrasion. We make 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, it is put on cones, 150 m. reel.

Hand applications are : Embroideries restoration, Trimmings, Cross stitch, counted thread, needlepoint, embroidery, Hardanger, lace making, blackwork, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, Smocking, quilting, crazy quilting, crewel and Miniature

Sewing Machine applications : Weaving , Knitting, Embroidery, Sewing.

 


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2.3 Au Ver à Soie Soie Surfine

... is a 2 ply spun silk with a moderate lustre, smooth, soft. It is available in a range of 300 colours available from stock, in the same colours as Soie Perlée.

It is made of the best quality spun silk (called strusas) which gives it an unrivalled regularity, lustrous and softness. Contrary to our competitors, our thread does not snarl in the needle and has a good tensile strength. It resists also very well to abrasion. We make 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, it is put on cones, 300 m. reel.
Hand applications : Embroideries and fabrics restoration, Trimmings, Cross stitch, counted thread, needlepoint, embroidery, lace making, blackwork, Miniature and Delicate sewing
Machine applications : Weaving, Knitting, Embroidery and Sewing

 

 


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3 Metallic threads au sextant

3.1 1 Ply "Bouclé" (blending filament) and 1 ply "Hi Lustre"

To be used by itself or with another thread to create highlighting effect on all fabrics and canvas. 77 colours are available.


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3.2 Antique

A fine thread with an "antique" lustre. To be used for embroidery, cross stitch, lace making, and machine embroidery. 12 colours are available.

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3.3 Bourdon

A very bright 1 ply gimp cord available in 3 different thicknesses. To be used for embroidery, cross stitch, lace making and machine embroidery. 8 colours are available.

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3.4 Braids 4-8-12-16-32

Soft and very strong available in more than 150 shades plain colours and mixtures. Perfect for any needlework or handicraft.

 

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4 Silk bourette

The bourrette is a by-product of the spinning process. The range is composed of 3 references :

  • Silk bourrette 151 (15.000 metres per kilo.) for weaving.
  • Silk bourrette 153 ( 5.000 metres per kilo.) for knitting and weaving.
  • Silk bourrette 156 (2.500 metres per kilo.) for knitting.
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5 Silk braid and silk lace

Les deux articles TSO1/16 et TSO2/16 sont disponibles sur stock dans une gamme de 26 coloris.
Les autres articles sont fabriqués sur demande à partir de 200 mètres au coloris dans une gamme de plus de 600 coloris.
Thanks to our know-how in manufacturing silk threads and to wealthness of our colour range, Au Ver à soie has developed a rang of 100 % silk braids and 100% silk laces for jewellery, perfumery, embroidery and decoration.
Our production can be flexible and we can adapt offer to demand as far as sight but also colours are concerned.

Two articles, TSO116 and TSO216 are available on stock in a range of 26 colours.
The other articles are made on demand on a basis of 200 meters per colour with a possible range of 600 colours.

 


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6 Laine Fine d'Aubusson

7 Other products

7.1 Special fabrications

  • Silk 602 for machine embroidery (African embroidery) available on 1000 yards spools or on cones.
  • Silk 102 for knitting on skeins or cones.
  • Noppée Silk n°2 or 3 for weaving or knitting
  • Tussah Silk for weaving or knitting
  • Thaï Silk for weaving or knitting
  • Twist Silk for weaving or knitting
  • Bouclette Silk for embroidery, weaving or knitting
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7.2 Cream for hand care :

This hand cream is the result of laboratory tests undertaken by professionals in the silk business. It is particularly effective in preventing yarns and fabrics from snagging on fingers. It is specially recommended for use in textile manufacture but it is generally recommended for all needlework such as embroidery, hand knitting or sewing. This cream has received the approval of the "Food and Drug Administration" of Washington (USA).

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7.3 FINISHED SILK PRODUCTS for gifts and advertising.

• Silk ties. Our wooven ties bear the colours of the great french army regiments. It goes without saying that tomorrow they can bear the colours of your army or your club, if you choose so.
• Silk scarves. . Our scarves are screen-printed (an ancient method of printing, which was industrialised in Lyon around 1850 hence its name "à la lyonnaise" on 100% silk fabrics (twill, crepe de chine, pongee, crepe georgette...) at Club, Town, Region, Company colours and logo.

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