Grey Chenille

Preserving a Family Memory

This chair was previously owned by the customer’s grandfather and had been reupholstered once before in green vinyl. Now it has been re-upholstered in classy grey chenille fabric and with repairs to the frame and new foam.

This chair was Upholstered by Joy at Springlake Upholstery in Manito, Illinois. View more of her work in the Upholstery Gallery.

Chenille Yarn

For beautiful appearance and softness, chenille yarn has become the choice of fabric designers for many items. The softness and sheen of chenille improves the appearance and hand of thousands of everyday items, including sweaters, outerwear fabrics, upholstery and curtain fabrics, throws and blankets, and area rugs. Chenille is a pile yarn that has been produced commercially since the 1970s. In the early years, the machinery used for commercial production resulted in chenille with variable characteristics. Modern machinery was introduced in Europe and North America in the early 1990s, and today’s chenille is a reliable and beautiful yarn that is gaining in popularity Chenille International Manufacturer’s Association (CIMA) is dedicated to improving industry manufacturing practices through education, to assure easier use of this beautiful yarn. Chenille is a difficult yarn to manufacture, requiring great care in production. Due to the nature of chenille’s pile direction, pile completeness (or lack of missing pile), and strength-to-bulk relationship, great care must be taken in converting chenille into final articles. The following
information is designed to give an understanding of the chenille manufacturing process and the technical specifications necessary to properly convert chenille yarn into finished goods.

Learn more about the Chenille Background.