Eaton Hill Textile Works
17th, 18th, & 19th c.
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.
A piece of naturally dyed and handwoven Calimanco next to a facsimile of Anders Berch's 18th century sample book.
Several striped Camlets, all worsted plain weave.
Many shades of Worsted Camlets and Calimancos.
A stack of brown twill woven Serges.
Plain woven rep weave Moreens, excellent for upholstery.
Plain woven thin Camlets, for furnishings and apparel.