Worsteds

Long wool fibers that are combed before spinning produce a fine, smooth yarn called worsted. Unlike carded wools which retain a spongey loft,  fabrics woven from worsted yarns are thin, cool, and lightweight. Historically, worsteds were prized for summerweight garments and sturdy upholstery.  We produce several types of worsted fabrics including twill woven Serge, plain woven Camlet, ribbed Moreen, and satin woven Calimanco.

Calimanco
Calimanco

A piece of naturally dyed and handwoven Calimanco next to a facsimile of Anders Berch's 18th century sample book.

Striped Camlet
Striped Camlet

Several striped Camlets, all worsted plain weave.

Worsted Camlets and Calimancos
Worsted Camlets and Calimancos

Many shades of Worsted Camlets and Calimancos.

Serge
Serge

A stack of brown twill woven Serges.

Moreen
Moreen

Plain woven rep weave Moreens, excellent for upholstery.

Camlet
Camlet

Plain woven thin Camlets, for furnishings and apparel.