Definition of Chenille Fabric

Fiber: Cotton and any of the main textile fibers.

Weave: Mostly plain weave. Characteristics Warp yarn of any major textile fiber. Filling of chenille yarns (has a pile protruding all around at right angles). The word is French for caterpillar and fabric looks hairy. Do not confuse with tufted effects obtained without the use of true Chenille filling.

Uses: Millinery, rugs, decorative fabrics, trimmings, upholstery.

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