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Chenille Fabrics

Versatile, luxurious, and sumptuously soft chenille fabric

Chenille fabric has had a long history of usage in various industries both in the UK and abroad. Whether it be sold as blankets or other apparel, it remains a popular choice for its aesthetics, quality and range of functionality.

Being in use for well over a century, chenille fabric is an incredibly versatile choice for a variety of applications. Its soft, warm, and luxurious materials can make it the perfect choice for both apparel and upholstery.

At the Yorkshire Fabric Shop, we are passionate about our fabrics, and we love sharing them with people who have a similar passion. If you're looking for exceptionally high-quality chenille fabrics, we have a wide assortment of colours, styles and pile sizes in stock.

You can be sure that all of our chenille is both durable and beautiful, making it a very popular choice for people working on all manner of fabric projects.

What is chenille fabric?

Chenille is thought to have originated in France in the early 18th century, which you might have already realised, as it is a French word, meaning caterpillar. This is because the pattern of the tufted fabric going in alternate directions can look like caterpillars from certain angles.

Like corduroy, chenille is a manmade fabric woven most often from cotton and is known first and foremost for its characteristic look, but also for both its softness and durability.

It boasts an extensive range of uses, but is most popularly used as a fabric for upholstery projects. Used for everything from throws and curtains to cushions and furniture, chenille upholstery fabric is manufactured to be comfortable, light and washable.

As with most fabrics however, it is still susceptible to some level of staining, especially from very strong colours like coffee and red wine.

One of the characteristics of chenille fabric is that it looks different from different angles on account of how it is made. Typically it is manufactured by placing short lengths of yarn or "pile" between two further core yarns, and twisting the collection together, creating a series of right angles throughout the material.

Exploring the different types of chenille fabrics

Here at the Yorkshire Fabric Shop we're confident that we have the fabrics that you're looking for in your search. Whether you're looking for something patterned, of a specific colour or even just plain, it's likely we'll have it in stock for a great price.

Chenille contract fabrics

Chenille contract fabrics are ideal for use in the hospitality and commercial sectors. They are treated with Crib 5 treatment, which means they can be used in a wide range of environments.

At the Yorkshire Fabric Shop we sell chenille contract fabrics in a variety of different colours and sizes, so you'll be able to find exactly what you need for your home or business without any hassle at all!

Chenille curtain fabrics

Chenille fabric is a hugely popular choice of fabric to use for curtains. It has a luxurious feel and we make it in a variety of colours, styles and patterns, so it can provide a suitable finish for any window dressings or blinds.

The plain chenille fabric is ideal for those who want to create their own curtain designs with accessories such as tiebacks and pelmets. Alternatively, if you prefer something more simple then there are lots of lovely printed chenille fabrics available in a range of colours, prints and patterns.

Flame Retardant ready options

Fire retardant chenille fabrics are made from a cotton or polyester fabric that has been treated with fire retardants. The fabric is treated to make it flame resistant, which means that the fabric will not easily burn when exposed to fire or other heat sources.

These flame retardant ready options can be used in a variety of applications, and although we have many choices available on site, any chenille fabric found on site can be treated upon request for a reasonable price.

Chenille fabric for furnishing and upholstery

Chenille upholstery fabrics are often used by interior designers because they're easy to work with when making upholstery items like sofas or chairs, as well as curtains and tablecloths.

The pile on these fabrics adds extra warmth and comfort when sitting on them, so they're popular for use indoors during the winter months.

Coloured chenille options

Whether you're looking for something plain, a specific colour, or a particular type of patterned chenille fabric, it's likely we'll have it in stock. We're all too familiar with the idea that the fabric has to be perfect every time, which is why we try our hardest to find the best designs in the highest quality to give your project that sophisticated finish.

At the Yorkshire Fabric Shop we stock a wide range of beautiful and soft chenille fabrics in our online store. If you have any questions about our products or specific requests, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!

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