For many years, the chenille bedspread was ubiquitous in homes across America. Here’s a brief introductory history from the heyday of chenille to today.
Ah….vintage chenille. Wrapping yourself in a vintage chenille robe or bedspread is like bundling yourself up in an endless hug. You just feel so comforted. The Beauty of Vintage Chenille… The beauty of anything vintage is that it’s not perfect – just like people. We each have our strengths and weaknesses, faults and talents, plusses […]
When you’re a chenille enthusiast like I am, ok, a chenille junkie, chenille noses its way to other rooms of the house, not just adorning the top of beds. Modern commercially-made rubbish? No thanks! Commercially made shower curtains are oh-so-boring. I found a lovely chenille bedspread with absolutely gorgeous mauve roses – and that turned […]
When I first started sewing with chenille, I scoured the internet looking for tips, only to come up mostly empty-handed. If you’re new to sewing with this beloved-but-messy fabric or you’re just looking for a few guidelines, I hope the ones below learned from many years of sewing will help you avoid some of the […]
Emily loves working with old textiles, but her favorite is (of course!) chenille. To see Emily’s recent additional updates and tips on chenille care, click here. Caring for vintage chenille is easy! It’s quite durable (it would have to be to last this long) and with proper care, should last for years to come. General Chenille Laundering […]
“Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” –Paul Gauguin Did you ever feel drawn to a particular color, as though it were speaking to you in a “deep and mysterious language” as in the Gauguin quote above? There’s more than what meets the eye… Here’s the thing about color and fashion: […]
One of best things about vintage chenille is the fabulous, seemingly endless array of colors to choose from. We love color, color, color, and we’d love to help you pick just the right shade of chenille to highlight your beautiful features! “The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on […]