Hand Dyed Silk Needlework Threads
Soie d’Alger ® – brand dyed by BIZ
Seven ply stranded thread, i.e. the thread consists of 7 single strands of spun silk, that have been loosely twisted. It is easy to pull out each strand individually. The shine is rather dull. It is spun of short silk fibres and relatively “elastic” and will easily lay flat on the fabric. The single thread is slightly thicker than the more well-known stranded cotton, but much softer and more “fluffy”. It creates a very smooth surface.
Soie de Paris ™ – brand dyed by BIZ
Six ply stranded thread, i.e. the thread consists of 6 single strands of silk, that have been loosely twisted. It is easy to pull out each strand individually. It is made from non-spun silk, with an additional slight twist and has is a very high gloss factor. It can be used like stranded cotton. A single thread of silk is slightly thicker than the single cotton strand.
Soie Ovale is the “base” silk, neither woven nor twisted. It is relatively rough and therefore easily clings to the fabric. In the event of harsh skins, onto which the material likes to cling: put a drop of non-greasy hand cream in the palm of your hand and pull the thread through.
Eyelash is the edge strip of silk fabric, which has been woven on an industrial loom that does not produced a “real” selfedge. The weft thread fringes to both sides. Soft as lreal eye lashes at the same time wild is this great ribbon that can be used for creative design, knitting, crocheting, weaving, for dolls hair, for plaiting work and much more. The base material comes from India.
Sewing Thread from spun silk, with a rather strong twist. The size is somewhere between the normal top thread for your sewing machine and old buttonhole silk. It is suitable for hand and machine work. The luster has medium strength.
Soie Surfine™ – 130/2 – brand dyed by BIZ
Thread made from spun silk, not quite as strong as most other silk threads. It is mainly used for bobbin lace, however is also very good for petit point embroidery on silk fabrics and fine surface embroidery. Very brave use it to knit the finest lace.
Seiden-Perlgarne – brand dyed by BIZ
Non-strandable pearl silk made from filament silk. Threads are strongly twisted, which increases the shine. Our Pearl Silks are 3 ply (Soie Americain/Soie Perlee ®) and 2 ply (Soie Gobelins™)
Soie Perlée ®
2mm 4mm 7mm 13mm
Silk ribbon is a wonderful addition to many textile techniques. They are still made from pure filament silk. The ribbons are woven, i.e. they have a selfedge and does not fray so quickly when using it. Embroidery silk ribbon is currently available in the sizes 2, 4, 7 and 13 mm.