Scrolling, scrolling and more scrolling the choices were all white and all the same with slight variation in design. Nothing hitting me until I reached the last link. OMG (did I just type that), Chenille! "I love Chenille" was my return reply to Gina. This set me off so here I go again on a sentimental journey down memory lane.
|Matlessee with chenille trim and chenille pillows|
The chenille yarn technique was believed to originate in France in the 18th century. Chenille was created and introduced in the 1830's by Alexander Buchanan who was a foreman who worked in a Paisley Scotland fabric mill. Chenille consists of a pile of different lengths of yarn and twisted together. This processcreates the softness that we see and feel in chenille bedspreads and robes. Chenille is primarily made up of cotton and this style of the tufted chenille bedspread became widely popular in the US during the 1920s and 30s,
|Chenille used as a slipcover with pillow|
I remember the beautiful chenille bedspread my mother had when I was a child. White with blue, pink, yellow and green florals. It was so soft and cuddly feeling. Her spread pattern was just like this chenille bath robe.
|Beautiful colors of aqua and deep salmon chenille|
|Chenille patterns in aqua|
|Soft chenille morning jacket|
|Chenille cape in white and blue sail boats|
|Creative DIY multi colored chenille Easter eggs|
|Chenille throw makes a quick chair slipcover|
There are so many uses for chenille fabrics. Accent pillows, slipcovers, and DIY craft projects become fun and stylish when using a fabric that has a history, a fabric from the past. See what's in your mother's linen closet, I'm sure chenille will shine through!