Fabrics woven from worsted yarns utilise their lustrous characteristics to produce smooth fabrics suitable for linings and as a cheaper alternative to silks. The particular qualities give a smooth, clear surface where the weave is clearly visible. Those woven with a loose, flexible structure are more applicable to linings, ones with a closer, more solid construction are suitable for outer garments in their own right.
Shalloon. A smooth, lightweight, twill fabric, highly glazed, used for linings in high quality gentlemen’s coats.
Camblet. A Stout worsted with a thicker weft used for curtains, cloaks, bonnets and gowns in imitation of silk.
Callimanco. A very smooth, highly glazed, closely sett sateen fabric used for curtains, linings and gowns in imitation of silk