Looking to give your furniture that unique feel? Try chenille upholstery fabric – arguably one of the most versatile upholstery fabrics out there. French for “caterpillar”, chenille fabric has a soft, bumpy texture, ideal for covering chairs and cushions. It can be made with acrylic, rayon, olefin, wool cotton or silk – each giving the final product its own individual touch and appearance.
The characteristic look of chenille fleece fabric comes down to the yarn weaving process. Short lengths of yarn are twisted together, helping thousands of tiny fibres to catch light in all different directions.