Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fabric of the week: Bouclé

It’s getting cold here, time for a cozy fabric like bouclé, with its small loops that insulate, as well as decorate. This comes from VFG Fabric Resource.


Characterized by loops on one or both sides, bouclé comes from the French word for “buckled,” “ringed” or “curled.” Some versions of the fabric combine looped sections with plain; others are looped all over. Most commonly wool—with mohair a fine choice for this treatment—bouclé may also be acrylic or other fibers. It may be woven or knitted. 
Uses: Coats, suits, sweaters 
See also:
Bouclette Poodle clothRatinéTerry cloth

Woven mohair bouclé
Wool knit bouclé
Bouclé and plain yarns
©Vintage Fashion Guild - Text by Margaret Wilds/denisebrain,  photos by Hoyt Carter
Right now I have a number of items made with bouclé yarns, including this red coat:
Classic woven bouclé, the loops seen all over the surface

The bouclé yarn in stripes
Wool bouclé knit

1 comment:

Dina@VintageAdvantage said...

I love this one! Mostly because I just love to say "boucle"
Boucle' boucle' boucle' isn't it? :-)