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Au Ver a Soie—Soie d’Alger.  Available as 5-meter pull skein ($3.60) Contact us about ordering larger quantities, such as a 45 meter hank.

The thread is a 7-ply, stranded silk with a moderate luster. A classic product! Imported from France where the company has been in business since 1820. Available in over 600 shades! Similar in weight to embroidery floss and is very soft. Suggested uses include cross stitch, needlepoint, and embroidery.

Surprisingly easy to separate and use. No twisting. On #18 canvas, use 4 ply on longer stitches; 3-4 on basketweave. Has a very good sheen and this is an old standard often referenced in project guides and pattern books. Comes in a huge number of colors, with a European flavor.

Please identify the colors (from the table below) and quantities needed and click on the order form button below:

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The table below lists all of the colors for Soie d’Alger. In (parentheses) we have included our best translation for the French or an interpretation of the color; if you have better suggestions, please let us know. We stock the FULL line!

                                                           Lightest     to                   Darkest

Azuline (Azure)

111,112,113,114,115,116

Ciel (Sky)

121,122,123,124,125,126

Turquoise

131,132,133,134,135,136

Vert Nil (Nile Green)

141,142,143,144,145,146

Indigo

161,163,164,165

Paon  (Gray Green)

202,204,205,206

Emeraude (Emerald)

211,212,213,214,215,216

Vert Lumiere (Light Green)

221,222,223,224,225,226

Vert Fin (fine green)

231,232,233,234,235,236

Vert Pre (Meadow Green)

241,242,243,244,245,246

Vert Feuille (Leaf Green)

512,513,514,515,516

Olive

521,522,523,524,525,526

Bouton d’Or (Buttercup)

531,532,533,534,535,536

Mais Rouge  (Coral Red)

542,543,544,545,546

Feu  (Fire)

611,612,613,614,615,616

Capucine (Nasturtium)

621,622,623,624,625

Peche (Peach Orange)

631,632,633,634,635,636

Saumon (Salmon)

641,642,643,644,645,646

Abricot (Apricot)

911,912,913,914,915,916

Pivoine (Peony—peachy coral)

921,922,923,924,925,926

Coquelicot (Shell)

931,932,933,934,935,936

Grenat (Garnet)

941,942,943,944,945,946

Rose de Chine (China Rose)

1011,1012,1013,1014,1015,1016

Rose Fin (Last Rose—Geranium)

1021,1022,1023,1024,1025,1026

Rose des Alpes (Rose of the Alpes)

1033,1034

Ophelia (Ophelia—Mauve/Plum)

1041,1042,1043,1044,1045,1046

Pensee (Pansy—Violet)

1311,1312,1313,1314,1315,1316

Violet Rouge (Violet Red)

1324,1325,1326

Violet

1334,1335,1336

Parme (Parma—Dark Lavender/blue violet)

1342,1343,1344,1345

Bleuet (Cornflower)

1414,1415,1416

Marine (Navy)

1424,1424,1425,1426

Saxe (Saxony—Baby Blue)

1431,1432,1433,1434,1435,1436

Myosotis (Forget-Me-Not—Wedgewood)

1441,1442,1443,1444,1445,1446

Bleu Henri II (Antique Blue)

1711,1712,1713,1714,1715,1716

Bleu Electrique (Electric Blue)

1721,1722,1723,1724,1725,1726

Bleu Glen (Silver Grey)

1731,1732,1733,1734,1735,1736

Bleu Indien ((Indian Blue—Putty)

1741,1742,1743,1744,1745,1746

Faience (silver/cream)

1811,1813,1814

Ocean (Blue Green)

1822,1823,1824,1825,1826

Vert Bouteille (Bottle Green)

1831,1832,1833,1834,1835,1836

Vert Troene (Privet Green—Blue Green)

1841,1842,1843,1844,1845,1846

Pistache (Pistachio)

2111,2112,2113,2114,2115,2116

Cigale (Cicada/Grasshopper—Avocado)

2121,2122,2123,2124,2125,2126

Vert Oeillet (Poppy green)

2131,2132,2133,2134,2135,2136

Vert Raisin (Grape Green)

2141,2142,2143,2144,2145,2146

Vert Laurier (Laurel/Bay Green)

2211,2212,2213,2214,2215,2216

Vert Tilleul (Lime Green)

2221,2222,2223,2224,22252226

Bronze Vert (Bronze Green—Golden Olive)

2231,2232,2233,2234,2235,2236

Feuilles Mortes (Dead Leaves—Greenish Gold)

2241,2242,2243,2244,2245,2246

Cuivre (Copper)

2511,2512,2513,2514,2515,2516

Or (Gold)

2521,2522,2523,2524,2525,2526

Epi (Corn Yellow)

2531,2532,2533,2534,2535,2536

Ble (Wheat—off white)

2541,2542,2543,2544,2545,2546

Tourterelle (Copper)

2611,2612,2613,2614,2615,2616

Acajou (Mahagony)

2621,2622,2623,2624,2625,2626

Tuya (Rust)

2632,2633,2634,2635,2636

Terre Cuite (Baked Earth)

2641,2642,2643,2644,2645,2646

Violet

2911,2912,2913,2914,2915,2916

Rouge Ancien (Old Red)

2921,2922,2923,2924,2925,2926

Laurier Rose (Oleander—Salmon Pink)

2931,2932,2933,2934,2935,2936

Azalee (Azalea—Rose/Cranberry)

2941,2942,2943,2944,2945,2946

Bruyere (Heather)

3011,3012,3013,3014

Lie de Vin (Wine Lees)

3021,3022,3023,3024,3025,3026

Heliotrope

3031

Violet Renaissance

3041,3043,3045,3046

Gobelins

3221,3222,3224,3226

Lilas (Lilac)

3311,3312,3313,3314,3315,3316

Amethyste (Amethyst)

3321,3322,3323,3326

Volubilis (Bindweed—Lavender)

3331,3332,3333,3334,3335,3336

Gris Fer (Iron Gray)

3341,3342,3343,3344,3345,3346

Gris Bleu (Blue Gray)

3411,3412,3413,3414,3415,3416

Sevres (Sevres Porcelain—beige gray)

3421,3422,3423,3424,3425,3426

Gris Acier (Steel Gray)

3431,3432,3433,3434,3435,3436

Taupe

3441,3442,3443,3444,3445,3446

Gris Vert (Gray Green)

3711,3712,3713,3714,3715,3716

Vert Lys

3721,3722,3723,3724,3725,3726

Reseda (Reseda/mignonette)

3732,3733,3734,3735,3736

Aloes

3741,3742,3744,

Lichen

3811,3812,3813,3814,3815,3816

Tigre (Tiger—Topaz)

3821,3822,3823,3824,3825,3826

Souris (Mouse)

3831,3832,3833,3834,3835,3836

Gris Argent (Silver Gray)

3841,3842,3843,3844,3845,3846

Gris Ramier (Pigeon Gray)

4111,4112,4113,4114,4115,4116

Marron (Chestnut)

4121,4122,4123,4124,4125,4126

Tabac (Tobacco)

4131,4132,4133,4134,4135,4136

Horizon 1 Bleu

4140

Loutre Rouge (Otter Red)

4141,4142,4143,4144,4145,4146

Horizon 1 Rose

4147

Terre de Sienne (Burnt Sienna)

4211,4212,4213,4214,4215,4216

Fauve (Fawn)

4221,4222,4223,4224,4225,4226

Lion

4231,4232,4233,4234,4235,4236

Pierre (Stone—Tan)

4241,4242,4243,4244,4245,4246

Biche (Deer)

4511,4513,4516

Ruine (Ruins)

4521,4522,4523,2524,4525,4526

Beige

4531,4532,4533,4534,4535,4536

Mode Rose

4541,4542,4543,4544,4545,4546

Cendres de rose (Ashy Rose)

4611,4612,4613,4614,4615,4616

Prune

4621,4622,4623,4624,4625,2626

Glycine (Wistaria—mauve)

4631,4632,4633,4634,4635,4636

Raisin (Grape)

4641,4642,4643,4644,4645,4646

Jacinthe (Hyacinth—Blue)

4911,4912,4913,4914,4915,4916

Chambord (Delft Blue)

4921,4922,4923,4924

Jade

5011,5012,5013

Bleu de Mer (Sea Blue—Blue Green)

5021,5022,5023,5024,5025

Iris

5111,5112,5113,5114,5115,5116

Bleu Louis XV

5381,5382,5383,5384,5385,5386

Other colors

F1-F20; Blanc; Crème, Mode, Noir

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