Worsted

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MFA Acc. #: 52.559

Description

A yarn or fabric made from high quality, combed Wool fibers that are long and straight. Worsted yarns are produce a smooth, tightly woven fabrics, such as Gabardine and Serge. They are durable and wrinkle-free.

Synonyms and Related Terms

serge; garbardine; rep; covert; charmeen

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 879