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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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When you're talking fabrications, the operative word is chenille," said Arthur Greenspan, vice president of Town & Country Living.
In addition, Avora FR polyester is now available in velvets and chenilles for both residential and contract furnishings.
Utilizing proprietary fibers and finishes, we are able to provide a wide variety of chenille fabrics to meet virtually every consumer demand, from acrylic chenille to the most luxurious, high-end rayon crepe chenille.
Highlights include Persia, a chenille whose pattern fits into today's transitional ethnic mood; Astaire, which combines contemporary and ethnic motifs with solid chenille colors; and Dimension, a fabric specifically made for motion furniture that features a combination of twill weaves and full-face chenilles.
Soft, washed cloths -- with velvet and chenille accents added for texture -- come to life with a variety of floral looks and matching coordinating striped patterns that provide balance.
The rugs, which Lacey is calling its Vintage chenilles, are 100 percent cotton.
IKEA's fashion pillow collection includes a variety of animal print looks for fall and a variety of velour and chenille pieces featured in colors such as red and yellow.
Showcase Fabrics will highlight its European cotton chenilles which are part of its quick ship program.
And people still want chenille, chenille and chenille," she commented.
You can also buy fully lined, ready-made chenille curtains in three colours for less than half price.
To justify another plain chenille in the line, it has to be different," said Dietra Smith, vice president of merchandising for Mastercraft.