TextileGlossary.com

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 lightweight textile with a low thread count that is lustrous and has an uneven textural appearance. It was originally made of silk but is found today in wool, silk, rayon, acetate and other...
A yarn produced at the spinning frame by feeding a yarn through the delivery rollers only, simultaneously with the spinning of the staple fibres (q.v.) NOTE: The yarn fed through at the delivery...
Flash is a six-ply, 60% acrylic/25% antron nylon/15% metallic with 1,900 yds/lb. Flash is a great dress, suit, and sweater yarn. It has a very soft metallic hand feeling with a high twist to avoid...
Sulfur dyes are the biggest volume dyes manufactured for cotton. They are cheap, generally have good wash-fastness and are easy to apply. The dyes are absorbed by cotton from a bath containing...
An inorganic fiber which is very strong, but has poor flexibility and poor abrasion resistance. Glass will not burn and will not conduct electricity. It is impervious to insects, mildew, and...

Companies for Boucle:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Boucle, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!

Add a definition

Add a definition for a textile term that you know about! Send us an email & tell us:
  • The term you want to define
  • Its definition in 500 words or less
  • Attach an image if necessary.
  • Optionally, tell us about yourself in 200 words or less!

(s) 2019 TextileGlossary.com Some rights reserved. • Sitemap