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What is "Worsted" - Definition & Explanation

A term used to describe yarns which are spun wholly from combed wool in which the fibres are reasonably parallel, and to describe fabrics or garments made from such yarns.
Refers to fabric of combed yarns spun in the worsted spinning system. These tend to be longer finer yarns than those spun in the woolen system. The term worsted usually refers to wool but may refer to any other fibers as well. Worsted fabrics are lighter and smoother than woolens. Tropical, gabardine and serge are examples of worsted fabrics.
Descriptive of yarn spun wholly from combed wool inwhich the fibers arereasonably parallel ,and fabrics orgarments made fromsuchyarns. In mostcountriesfabrics with a small proportion ofnon-wooldecorative threads canbe described as worsted.
Worsted is the name of a yarn and cloth usually made from wool. The name derives from the village of Worstead in Norfolk, England. The village became, along with North Walsham and Aylsham, a centre for the manufacture of yarn and cloth, after weavers from Flanders arrived in Norfolk in the 12th century.
A yarn which is spun from combed virgin wool with long fibres.

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