Bouclé Stitch

Schematic drawing of the bouclé stitch. Schematic drawing of the bouclé stitch. Drawing by Martin Hense.

The bouclé stitch is a form of looping, in which a series of small loops are worked on the surface of the cloth. Sometimes, as in Morocco, these loops are worked into specific patterns, whose form can only be seen on the back of the cloth. On other occasions, the bouclé stitches are worked in a random manner.

In both cases the aim is to create a dense area of looping that totally covers the ground material. This type of stitch is normally associated with free-style embroidery. Both versions of the bouclé stitch are traditionally used in parts of North Africa and the Mediterranean region.

See also the entry on bouclé.


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