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What is Boucle Fabric?

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Your Quick Reference Guide To Learning Everything You Need To Know About Boucle Fabric

Throughout this 10-part series, we talked a lot about the many different types of fabrics that one could find in the textile world. Some fabrics are rough and durable, others are smooth and luxurious. Others are used primarily as an accent to complement other fabrics.

With so many different fabrics to choose from, we figured we’d make things simple by introducing you to ten of the most widely used fabrics and going into detail regarding where they’re from, what they are, and what they’re used for.

Welcome to part 6 of this 10-part blog. Today, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about Boucle fabric.

What Is Boucle Fabric?

Boucle fabric – also known as boucle yarn – is exactly that, a yarn! Boucle yarn is produced from a number of different types loops – some which feature large circlets, and others that feature tiny curls. When two strands – at least – are combined, the weaver must keep tension on one strand, with the other strand kept untaught as it is plied. From there, the loose strand should form new loops, allowing the second strand to act as an anchor.

As you can see, the process to produce boucle yarn is quite intensive and meticulous, and it can take quite a great deal of time to complete. However, the reward is always readily available to see as soon as a bolt of boucle fabric is produced.

What Is Boucle Fabric Used For?

Boucle fabric is commonly found in a number of different combinations with other fabrics. Most often, boucle fabric – or boucle yarn – is used to accent these other fabrics. For instance, one could find delicate and luxurious boucle yarn used as the trim for their new sofa or side chair. Another person might find some boucle yarn woven into their Jacquards to provide added dimension and texture.

Boucle fabric is quite common, even if you’ve never heard of it before! Essentially, it is used to create a multi-layered fabric that can be used to give another piece of textile more detail.

Everything You Need To Know

Before we finish off this blog, let’s recap. Boucle fabric is simply a type of yarn that is primarily used as an accent fabric, a textured fabric, or a dimensional accessory for other fabrics. It’s commonly seen paired with other fabrics or used as an accent feature on furniture pieces.

And with that, you know everything there is to know about boucle fabric.

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