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a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap

a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool

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I kin remember when she weared worsted boots an' her two feets was no bigger dan yer t'umb an' she weared worsted boots, Miss Smith," she cried, raising her streaming eyes.
Here Alice wound two or three turns of the worsted round the kitten's neck, just to see how it would look: this led to a scramble, in which the ball rolled down upon the floor, and yards and yards of it got unwound again.
Now for number three: you unwound every bit of the worsted while I wasn't looking!
cried Alice, dropping the ball of worsted to clap her hands.
The cloth was designed by Elland-based Huddersfield Fine Worsteds (HFW), woven by Pennine Weavers in Keighley and finished by WT Johnson at Moldgreen before being shipped to America to be tailored by one of HFW's customers.
However, soon worsteds in myriad colours were being used, bringing richness and brightness to otherwise gloomy interiors, although, after 1710, finer and more delicate coloured silks soon replaced worsteds.
Must-haves finally are wool-silk blends, strong articles for both him and her, once again in both worsteds and flan nels, where the richness of the blend allows all the sheen and opulence of silk to emerge.
65) Since worsteds were not fulled like traditional woollens, it was imperative that spinners produce strong yarn of uniform thickness or count.
January 2, 1914: It was announced that the export of woollens and worsteds from Huddersfield to the United States over the previous year exceeded PS500,000.
Huddersfield Fine Worsteds was a leading maker of cloth for business suits and country wear as well as the famous Balmoral tartan.
Men had just stopped wearing suits, jackets, tweeds or worsteds.
Also on show will be the work of Sylvi Gibbs who is from Slaithwaite and lived next door to a working mill which produced superfine worsteds for many years.
Huddersfield Fine Worsteds is enjoying its best sales in years as wool textiles buck the trend and soar back into fashion.
Ambitiously, Longwood Finishing tackled both woollen and worsteds, dyeing, waterproofing and shrinking their materials for clients all over the world.
The glory days of woollen worsteds might be over, but in 1902, as the picture on this page and those inside this week's All Our Yesterdays show, they were at their peak of activity.