design a chair that she could “really curl up in,” interpreted her description down to the upholstery fiber. The result of her request, Saarinen’s Womb Chair, debuted in 1948 in Knoll's Classic wool Bouclé...a nubby textile made from a yarn of fittingly, curled fibers. In the decade following Saarinen’s curled-up release, bouclé fabrics spread cross-category, becoming a staple of fashion couture houses (Chanel among the most notable) and of midcentury furniture designers.
Derived from the French word meaning “curled” or “ringed,” bouclé can refer to a core yarn, made from a series of looped fiber, or the fabric made from it. Wool is the most common fiber to undergo the technique, though cotton, linen, and silk have also been used for achieving the fabric’s textured hand.
Breed: Angora Goat
Yardage: 1,000 +/-
Fiber: Hand dyed curly mohair Boucle'
Color: Rusty Curls
Weight: 8 ounces
Needle size: 3-7 depending on gauge.
Projects: garments and shawls.
Fabric: Can combined with lace wt. wool, cotton, silk for added density