Soie de Paris™ (SDP)

Base yarn : Au Ver a Soie® Soie de Paris™ brand dyed by BIZ material: Silk 100% silk recommended needles : the needle size depends on the number of single threads used Embroidery needle 1-9, Woolpoint Embroidery Needle 14-18, Tapestry Needle 18-28, Tapestry Needle 3-7 packaging: Snap spool on Paper Pin Length : 5m Care instructions Color chart
  • 6 thread
  • divisible
  • Filament silk
  • only slightly twisted
  • high gloss
    • remains intact even after washing/ironing
  • Single thread slightly thicker than 1 thread Cotton mouliné
  • Filament threads are not elastic
    • Stitches are only finally tightened with the next stitch or two, especially on countable fabrics
    • always insert a small backstitch over a fabric thread on canvas so that the stitches hold well
  • Threads are very slippery

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

Popular stitches and techniques for Soie de Paris™


  • Tapestry embroidery
  • CrossStitch
  • Beadwork
  • Blackwork
  • Silk gauze embroidery
  • Needlepoint

Surface Embroidery

  • Appliqué
  • Japanese embroidery techniques
  • chinese needle painting
  • Damask embroidery
  • Beadwork
  • Stumpwork
  • Whitework
  • Soft Shading
  • Tapestry shading

Other textile techniques

  • Braided ribbons
  • Crochet
  • Bobbin Lace
  • cords
  • Kumihimo
  • Beadwork
  • Tassels
  • Quilting
  • Knitting
  • Weaving
  • Twisted buttons
  • Dorset buttons


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