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worsted:

see woolwool,
fiber made from the fleece of the domestic sheep. Composition and Characteristics

Wool consists of the cortex, overlapping scales (sharper and more protruding than those of hair) that may expand at their free edges causing fibers to intermesh; elasticum, the
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worsted

[′wu̇s·təd]
(textiles)
Yarn spun from combed long-staple wool fibers.
Fabric made from this yarn.
Yarns, with any fiber content, manufactured by using the worsted spinning system.

worsted

1. a closely twisted yarn or thread made from combed long-staple wool
2. a fabric made from this, with a hard smooth close-textured surface and no nap
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Ian Milligan, managing director of Huddersfield Fine Worsteds, said the company received the order for the cloth from an American customer about two months ago - with the instruction to include the explicit message.
Do-it-yourself kits were available containing among other things silver and gold thread; silk, chenille, worsted and cotton threads with silver and gold wire running through it; coloured wools and satin ribbons; tassels, spangles, seed pearls and semi-precious stones; coral, seashells and mother of pearl; kid leather; peacock feathers; vellum, mica, and scraps of treasured fabrics.
Lots of stretch therefore, ideal for an increasingly tighter, waist-hugging fit, above all for trousers, in a worsted or flan nel version, the latter also in wool and cashmere.
Gaining their tenacity and strength from the yarn, worsteds were not fulled in the finishing process, a procedure in the manufacture of woollens that subjected cloth to the pounding of heavy wooden stocks while it was submerged in water.
The Hartley Property Trust Ltd wants to build on the former Huddersfield Fine Worsted mill off Shop Lane.
MATERIAL GIRL: Ellie Disley at Huddersfield Fine Worsteds, Elland (JH020911Fellie-02)
They provide a window on life in a typical mill at the height of its production, at a time when nobody thought the woollen and worsted industry would ever diminish.
Huddersfield Fine Worsteds ceased manufacturing at Kirkheaton Mills in 2004 with the loss of 240 jobs.
Huddersfield Fine Worsteds, one of the town's leading textile names, ceased manufacturing at Kirkheaton Mills in 2004 with the loss of 240 jobs, after it was put into voluntary administration by its parent group.
Huddersfield Fine Worsteds stopped manufacturing at Kirkheaton Mills after going into administration in August, 2004.
JAMES Holdsworth and Brothers Ltd is the latest in a long line of world-renowned textile names to disappear from the Huddersfield area - following such well-known companies as Globe Worsted, C & J Hirst and Huddersfield Fine Worsteds Its demise echoes the closure of Lindley-based English Card Clothing in 2006 with the loss of 40 jobs when production was transferred overseas.
Fine Worsteds were based in Kirkheaton and Globe in Slaithwaite.