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.
Yarn made of combed wool and spun by the worsted process that gives a harder twist than "woolen," producing worsted fabric with more resiliency, a smoother finish, and a clearer surface than woolen fabric.
A general term given to fabrics and yarns from combed wool. Worsted fabric is made from worsted yarns and is tightly woven with a smooth or hard surface. Gabardine and serge are examples of worsted fabrics.
A process that occurs prior to spinning, whereby wool yarns are firmly twisted from combed fibers that are longer than three inches in length. This process improves the woolâ€™s quality by leaving only the longer pieces of fiber for final spinning. It is used to weave more intricate patterns.
A yarn created by spinning long fibers using the worsted system. Characterized by both smoothness and luster. Top page Wyzenbeek A test used primarily for seating fabrics that determines whether or not a textile meets or exceeds industry standards for abrasion resistance. The measurement is given in double rubs, which indicate how many abrasions can be applied to the textile before it shows obvious wear. The test can also be applied to vertical surface fabrics.
Worsted is the name of a yarn, the cloth made from this yarn, as well as a yarn weight category. The name derives from the village of Worstead in the English county of Norfolk. This 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.http://www.worstead.co.uk/history_village.htm Worstead village history.