Soie Ovale™ (SO)

Base yarn : Au Ver a Soie® Soie Ovale™ brand dyed by BIZ material: Silk 100% silk recommended needles when using a thread : embroidery needle 1, tapestry needle 22, chenille needle 22 Packaging: Snap spool on paper pin Length: 30m Care instructions Color chart

Basic silk: during the unwinding of the cocoons, a certain number of silk threads are brought together. A very “old” embroidery thread, twisted Silk Threads have only been around for about 200 years. “Ovale” is the name for the type of spinning process.

  • High light refraction
  • high gloss
    • is further enhanced by working with a laying aid
  • relatively rough
  • easier to process with the “cosmetic” treatment (see below)
    • smoothes the threads again, even if they already look quite “tattered”
    • adheres better to the embroidery base
  • lies well on the embroidery base
  • our base material is not divisible

There are a few little tricks that make processing a little easier:

Cellophane paper

  • Place drops of non-greasy hand cream (e.g. udder cream) on a piece of cellophane paper
  • fold together
  • Spread a thin layer of cream
  • Pull the thread through this foil
  • Smoothes the thread without greasing it


  • Apply drops of non-greasy hand cream to the palm of the hand
  • rub lightly
  • Pull the thread through your hand

Japanese method

  • You must not wear make-up with this method
  • Pull the thread over the forehead several times
  • Skin fat smoothes the thread


  • Moisten the cosmetic sponge
  • Pull the threads through again and again
  • Disadvantages of this method
    • Water dries very quickly
    • Process must be repeated often
    • Threads become stiff


  • Pulled Thread Work
  • Casalguidi
  • Colbert Embroidery
  • Tapestry embroidery
  • CrossStitch

Popular stitches and techniques for
Soie Ovale™

Surface Embroidery

  • Chinese needle painting
  • Japanese satin stitch embroidery
  • chinoiserie
  • Jacobean embroidery
  • Surface Work
  • Soft Shading
  • Tapestry shading

Other textile techniques

  • Kumihimo
  • Temari
  • cords
  • Weaving
  • Braided cords


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