bou·clé /bo͞oˈklā/ French: late 19th century: literally ‘buckled, curled’.
Definition. yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn
A Coco Chanel trademark - Bouclé Fabric
Once relegated as an upholstery fabric until made fashionable by Coco Chanel in the 1950's this textural fabric called bouclé has become a classic staple of French style. Popularized further in the 1960's by Jackie Kennedy, bouclé has become a mainstay of today's fashion.
While Thrift shopping in Seattle, Crystalyn discovered an entire roll of unused bouclé fabric that just screamed to be made into bags.
Bouclé is textural and soft, yet surprisingly hard-wearing and durable..