Worsted Cloth

Women's suit made of worsted cloth. Britain, 1947 Women's suit made of worsted cloth. Britain, 1947 Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no.T.38&A-1966.

Worsted cloth is smooth, napless cloth woven from yarn that has been spun from combed wool (worsted threads). Some examples of worsted cloth are gabardine, serge and worsted. The name is derived from the village of Worstead (Norfolk, England), where this type of thread and cloth was originally produced.

See also the TRC Needles entry on woollen threads.

Source: TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON, The Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, London: Bloomsbury, p. 688.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 26th June 2016).

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