A type of weave distinguished by its looped surface, similar to towelling. The weave is made by using double wefts, one which weaves with a normal tension to create the cloth, the other loose enough to make a loop at each thread. Bouclé weave can be made on one surface only or on both, as per design and purpose, and with tight or looser loops creating either a fluffy, or a soft but firm finish.
Towelling is perhaps our most used boucle fabric, most commonly of cotton in every variety of quality, weight and colour. Also made from linen or hemp. A tightly woven wool boucle is perhaps the most hardwearing of all weaves and is often used for bedheads and commercially to upholster seating in public transport and public places.
Brussels Weave carpets are technically a bouclé weave. Epingle