If you want to learn more about the history of this wonderful textile, here are some recommendations to get you started. We are not affiliated with any of the authors/sites below – these are simply what we consider to be noteworthy resources: Title:: Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille FashionAuthor:: Ashley Callahan Brief Desc:: If you love vintage fashion and/or chenille, this is a go-to resource for sure. Filled with rich history and wonderful visuals, this book will take you back to the heyday of chenille.
*** Title:: Peacock Alley: Highway 41 and the Growth of the Chenille Bedspread Industry Brief Desc:: From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this is a masterfully written piece by Ashley Callahan from 2002. You’ll recognize the author’s name from the Southern Tufts book above…
Brief Desc:: Learn the basics of chenille from the Contrado.co.uk blog, covering the beginnings of this beloved fabric right up to modern times.
*** Title:: Chenille Bedspreads | New Georgia Encyclopedia Brief Desc:: A quick but informative intro to chenille history with recommendations for further reading.
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