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chenille

1. a thick soft tufty silk or worsted velvet cord or yarn used in embroidery and for trimmings, etc.
2. a fabric of such yarn

chenille

[shə′nēl]
(textiles)
A wool, cotton, silk, rayon, or synthetic yarn with pile protrudng all around.
A fabric woven from chenille yarn.
A fabric with a pile made by weaving a cloth with warp threads around soft filling threads and then cutting.
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Naturals have done especially well," said Mac Cooper, president, including Tobais, a recycled leather and hemp item, as well as Barhara, a reversible hemp and cotton chenille design.
You can also buy fully lined, ready-made chenille curtains in three colours for less than half price.
A chenille rug with a floral scroll is the perfect way of creating an autumnal undertone in the room and woven Kenya scatter cushions in burgundy, green and gold create autumnal detail.
Extra-fine microdenier chenille yarn was used to create more sophisticated-looking plain fabrics at Mastercraft and elsewhere, even though it sometimes added to the cost.
Royal Chenille, a new cotton and rayon blend collection from Park B.
This season's chenille offerings featured more patterns, three-dimensional elements and washed effects.
Hope, like chenilles in recent years, springs eternal.
There are so many rolls in the store that sometimes things get hidden, such as a unique floral tapestry on beige chenille for $30 a yard instead of more than $100 retail.
The massive selection of plain chenilles in neutral colors cries out for splashes of pattern and color to make retail display more cheerful.
While the industry is ready to move on to the next big thing, chenilles are a good value at so many price levels and have been fabricated with variety to such good effect that it's likely they've become a staple.
Despite anti-chenille badges worn by more than a few show attendees, the fabric, as seen in massive collections of "new" chenilles, was the most popular at market.
There were lots of new textures that were not chenilles -- some boucles and boucle/chenille mixtures, some matelasses and some nice woven jacquards.