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  1. soft silk thread, used esp for embroidery
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Word Origin for filoselle

C17: from French: silk, silkworm, from Italian filosello, perhaps from Latin folliculus little bag
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Historical Examples of filoselle

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

    Art in Needlework

    Lewis F. Day

  • Take two or three threads from a strand of filoselle in your needle at once, and do not take too long a needleful.

  • These stitches carefully follow every line of the design, and are worked in black China sewing-silk or filoselle.

  • Material: Coloured ingrain marking cotton, or black sewing silk, or filoselle.

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