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.
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.