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What is "Chenille" - Definition & Explanation

A fuzzy yarn or fabric that has fibers protruding from it. From the French for caterpillar.
Derived from the French word for "caterpillar". A special yarn with pile protruding on all sides, produced by first weaving a fabric, usually with cotton or linen warp and silk, wool, rayon or cotton weft; the warps are taped in groups of four and the wefts are beaten in very closely; after weaving, the fabric is cut lengthwise between each of these groups of warp yarns, each cutting producing a continuous chenille which is then twisted.
From the French word for caterpillar, is actually a type of woven yarn which has a pile giving it a fluffy face. Used in various types of decorative fabrics and tassels, and used to describe a fabric woven from chenille yarns. The yarn can be of silk, wool, cotton or rayon.
1. A specialty yarn, characterized by a pile protruding on all sides, resembling a caterpillar. The yarn is produced by first weaving a fabric with a cotton or linen warp and a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton filling. The warp yarns are taped in groups of tightly woven filling yarns, which have been beaten in very closely. After weaving, the fabric is cut into strips between the yarn groups. Each cutting produces a continuous chenille yarn, which is then twisted, creating the chenille yarn, and giving the pile appearance on all sides of the yarn. The chenille yarn is used mainly for decorative fabrics, embroidery, tassels, and rugs.

2. A fabric woven from the chenille yarn.

A yarn consisting of a cut pile which may be one or more of a variety of fibres helically positioned around axial threads that secure it. Gives a thick, soft tufty silk or worsted velvet cord or yarn typically used in embroidery and for trimmings.
A fabric woven from the chenille yarn.
A fabric made with chenille yarn.
Soft, fuzzy yarns stand out around a velvety cord on this fabric, whose name comes from the French word for caterpillar and the fabric looks 'hairy.' Generally made from cotton but can also be made from other fibrics. Filling of chenille yarns (has a pile protruding all around at right angles). Do not confuse with tufted effects obtained without the use of true Chenille filling.
A yarn with fuzzy pile protruding from all sides. It has a velvety caterpillar -like appearance. ( The term chenille is derived from the French word for caterpillar)
A specialty yarn, characterized by a pile protruding on all sides, resembling a caterpillar. The yarn is produced by first weaving a fabric with a cotton or linen warp and a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton filling. The warp yarns are taped in groups of tightly woven filling yarns, which have been beaten in very closely. After weaving, the fabric is cut into strips between the yarn groups. Each cutting produces a continuous chenille yarn, which is then twisted, creating the chenille yarn, and giving the pile appearance on all sides of the yarn. The chenille yarn is used mainly for decorative fabrics, embroidery, tassels, and rugs.
Soft, fuzzy yarns stand out around a velvety cord on this fabric, whose name comes from the French word for "caterpillar."
A fuzzy yarn whose pile resembles a caterpillar. Used mainly for decorative fabrics, embroidery, tassels, and rugs. Sometimes used broadly to define a fabric woven from chenille yarns.
It is a woven-cut, 100% rayon with 1,300 yds/lb. Our Chenille is used by many garment manufacturers. Chenille can be used in stockinette, fairisle, and jacquard. Our Venesian is dyed to match the Chenille and can be used for knit trims and bottoms. Chenille is an excellent yarn for weaving. Try the Venesian with the Chenille in a 1x1 fairisle for a truly classic mix. Hand wash/Flat dry.
Chenille is a type of yarn that is extremely soft and consists of loops and protruding bumps that create depth and texture. When referenced in lingerie, it is usually a fabric inspired by this look but made of other materials.
A fuzzy cotton yarn or fabric that has pile protruding around it.
A fuzzy or puffy yarn with pile protruding from all sides. Made from all soft fibers.
Form of embroidery in which a loop (moss) stitch is formed on the top side of the fabric. Uses heavy yarns of wool, cotton or acrylic. Created by a chain stitch machine that has been adjusted to form this stitch type. Also known as loop piling.
A soft wool, cotton, silk, or rayon yarn with protruding pile.
A textured fabric featuring an evenly cut plush pile of softly woven loops.
Fabric with a deep luxurious pile that is often used in rugs.

Some other terms

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A type of velvet where in Jacquard patterns are woven into the ground fabric and where the pile is made of a combination of cut and uncut (loop) pile. This fabric is also known as Venetian velvet, or...

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