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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

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(hopsacking) a rough-surfaced loosely woven clothing fabric. cotton, wool, linen, rayon, silk, hemp, jute. Basket weave. Made with coarse yarn. Has a rather rough texture and quite durable. Often...

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