Skeins of filoselle. Skeins of filoselle.

Filoselle is the portion of a silk cocoon that is not used for good quality silk cloth, because the filaments are damaged or broken. Filoselle is normally carded, spun and then plied to make silk yarns. Six-stranded filoselle silk embroidery thread became popular in the late nineteenth century for various types of embroidery.

See also the TRC Needles entries for filo-floss silk thread and floss silk.

Source: CAULFEILD, Sophia F. A. and Blanche C. SAWARD (1882). The Dictionary of Needlework, London: Upcott Gill, p. 206.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 18 June 2016).


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