All About Texture

Unika Vaev Boucle

Boucle is first a novelty yarn, produced by spinning two threads of different tensions together.  While keeping one thread taught, and allowing the second to remain loose, loops of slight variation form along the strand.  Boucle as a fabric is made by weaving a common uniform warp thread with the filler weft being the boucle yarn.  Solid colored boucles have monochromatic warp and weft, while multi-colored boucles incorporated several different colored weft threads.  It’s almost impossible to talk about boucle with any authority and not mention Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Continue reading