If you are into interiors you have no doubt seen the growing number of furnishings from cushions, bedding, and upholstery, that are covered in this wondrously tactile fabric. If you are after fabric that adds dimension texture then Bouclé is the fabric for you.
Bring on the Bouclé
Bouclé – pronounced ‘Boo-clay’ comes from the French word bouclé, which means “to curl”. With its extremely nubby, looped yarn, this fabric can be used across many applications and although traditionally woven from wool or mohair, there are now options available in cotton, linen and even silk yarns where we see it most predominately in upholstery and accessories.
Bouclé refers to both the yarn and the fabric made from the yarn. Known for its interesting visual texture and super-soft comfort, there is no doubt that this interior textile is in high demand for residential and commercial interiors at the moment.
The soft handle of the fabric makes it ideal for curved furniture and is loved by mid-century enthusiasts, while it’s plushness is equally relished by cushion addicts.
Here at James Dunlop Textiles we are pleased to announce the recent release of Mokum’s Grand Bouclé by Catherine Martin, a weighty and dimensional upholstery weight fabric. Woven in Italy, in a mix of natural and synthetic fibres, Grande Bouclé has been expertly finished creating a soft and luxurious handle and tailored finish. The light acyclic backing adds further weight and prevents movement on loose cushions.
Available in three perfect neutrals that will complement a variety of colour schemes.
The Bouclé resurgence
This hardy fabric, most often seen in white or cream (with other beautiful shades on offer) provides a modernity to any space. As a popular fabric in the 70s, its current resurgence proves the market just loves a super tactical fabric. Bouclé also speaks to both megatrends that we have highlighted over the past year – that of a minimalist/calm sanctuary as well as working in a maximalist interior scheme. Read more on the megatrends here.
The Key Points:
- Highly tactile and dimensional fabrics such as Bouclé are currently extremely popular at present and very forgiving once upholstered as their height hides stitching details or visibility of what lies beneath.
- The Bouclé structure suit volumetric, round furniture and are inline with the trend of visual optimism, whilst also having a more feminine design aesthetic.
- Bouclé speaks to the current love of 1970s interiors, and suits both maximalist and minimalist inclinations.