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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We are utilizing a great deal of linen-weave effects in the grounds and combine these weaves with our rayon chenille." New yarns from the company include a mercerized cotton warp range based on silk colorations.
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.
Solid chenille body cloths were still popular and priced to sell, but groupings of complementary textures and patterns in all cloths were seen everywhere, reflecting consumers' current style agenda.
Chenilles have been in such demand that companies are looking for ways to bring that soft hand and texture to more traditional designs.
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.
Last April's furniture market proved that chenille is still king.
Textured chenilles will be the focus of Carolina Mills' new introductions.
According to Dottie Coley, vice president in charge of merchandising at Lee Industries, a putty-colored, diamond-patterned chenille exclusive from Quaker and a rich chenille tapestry from Sunbury (used wrong side up) proved popular.
While the majority of throw manufacturers have done extremely well with chenille, and don't yet see interest in it waning, many are looking to other fabrications to add interest and newness to the category.