What is so special about boucle fabric?

What is so special about boucle fabric?

bou·clé /bo͞oˈklā/ French: late 19th century: literally ‘buckled, curled’.

Definition. yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn


Once relegated as a menswear fabric until made fashionable by Coco Chanel in the 1950's, as she would wear the clothes of one of her lovers, the Duke of Westminster. This textural fabric has become a classic staple of French style. Popularized further in the 1960's by Jackie Kennedy, boucle has become a mainstay of today's fashion.

Images: https://www.joelandsonfabrics.com/uk/the-memo/history/the-history-of-the-boucle-jacket 



While thrift shopping in Seattle, Crystalyn discovered an entire roll of unused boucle fabric that just begged to be made into bags.  

Bouclé is textural and soft, yet surprisingly hard-wearing and durable.






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