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filoselle

/ˌfɪləʊˈsɛl/
noun
1.
soft silk thread, used esp for embroidery
Word Origin
C17: from French: silk, silkworm, from Italian filosello, perhaps from Latin folliculus little bag
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  • Take two or three threads from a strand of filoselle in your needle at once, and do not take too long a needleful.

  • filoselle is well adapted to couching, and may be laid double (24 threads).

    Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
  • Couched cord or filoselle is useful in covering the raw edge of the onlay, not so much masking the joints as making them sightly.

    Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
  • To be worked in outline and solid embroidery, in silk or filoselle, on satin de chine.

  • Purse silk is often used for the latter; it is more brilliant than floss silk or filoselle.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • From a reticule on the table she drew forth a small black satin apron on which was embroidered in filoselle a spray of moss-roses.

    Hilda Lessways Arnold Bennett
  • Materials: French cambric, fine China black sewing-silk, or filoselle.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • These stitches carefully follow every line of the design, and are worked in black China sewing-silk or filoselle.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • Material: Coloured ingrain marking cotton, or black sewing silk, or filoselle.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton

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