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What is "Boucle" - Definition & Explanation

Knitted or woven fabric with characteristic looped or knitted surface that often resembles a spongy effect. The term also applies to a variety of looped, curled or slubbed yarns. In French, boucle means "buckled" or "ringed".
Knitted or woven fabrics made distinctively by its small regularly spaced loops of specially twisted yarns.
A novelty yarn that is looped and crimped to produce a pebbly surfaceBrush Fringe A brush fringe is a cut fringe that has a flat skirt made of thin yarns. The heading can vary from plain to a most elaborate gimp.
A knit or woven fabric made from a rough, curly, knotted boucle yarn. The fabric has a looped, knotted surface and is often used in sportswear and coats. Made from wool, but also in rayon, silk, cotton, linen, blends, and some hair fibers. The name is French for 'buckled' or 'ringed'. A drawn out or ringed, looped yarn is used to give it a kinky appearance at intervals. Boucle yarns are usually in both the filling and the warp. The fabrics are usually springy to handle on account of the highly twisted yarns used to achieve the boucle effect. Often ravels easily.
A fancy yarn with an irregular pattern of curls and loops
A fabric made from boucle yarn.
Plain weave using plied or uneven yarns with loop surface, giving a rough appearance to the face of the cloth.
A knit or woven fabric made from a rough, curly, knotted boucle yarn. The fabric has a looped, knotted surface and is often used in sportswear and coats.
Knitted or woven fabric with characteristics looped or knotted surface that often resembles a spongy effect. Term also applies to a variety of looped, suckled, or slubbed yarns.
1.a Fancy Yarn With An Irregular Pattern Of Curls And Loops
2. A Fabric Made From Boucle Yarn.
A compound yarn comprising a twisted core with an effect-yarn wrapped around it so as to produce loops on the surface.
A looped, highly textural fabric woven from curly knotted yarn.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A yarn that has been so processed as to introduce durable crimps (q.v.), coils, loops or other fine distortions along the length of the fibres or filaments. NOTE: a) The main texturing processes...
A design effect created on a woven fabric by the use of extra yarns which are woven into the fabric at a certain spot then allowed to float over the fabric to the next spot. The float threads are...
Fabrics made from only one set of yarns, all running in the same direction. Some knits have their yarns running along the length of the fabric, while others have their yarns running across the width...
A fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave. The construction is characterized by having a slight ridge effect in one direction, usually the filling. Poplin used to be associated with...
Literally a color description given to yellow-brown, earth/dust tones or greenish tinged shades, the term khaki has also evolved to define a strong cloth made of cotton, worsted or linen yarns and...

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