/ (ˌfɪləʊˈsɛl) /

  1. soft silk thread, used esp for embroidery

Origin of filoselle

C17: from French: silk, silkworm, from Italian filosello, perhaps from Latin folliculus little bag

Words Nearby filoselle

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How to use filoselle in a sentence

  • The broad band is worked in rows of double filoselle, of various shades, sewn down with single filoselle.

    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.

  • 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