Chenille means caterpillar in French, i.e. thick and fluffy. Chenille rugs are very unique and you won't find many weavers making them. They are very time consuming to make, but are well worth it. The rugs are fully reversible; identical on both sides. The thickness of the rug is about 1 inch and they are very soft under your feet.
These rugs take a two step process to create. The first step involves weaving a mix of different yarns into what is known as a 'blanket'. The 'blanket' has a widely spaced warp which when completed is taken off the loom and then hand cut into 2" strips. The strips are then hand twisted which gives them their caterpillar effect. Another loom is then set up to weave the final step. The caterpillar strips are then woven once again, forming the finished rug. The fringes of each rug are then hand knotted. My technique involves blending a variety of yarns with include wools, cottons, silk, nylon filament, and acrylics.
My chenille rugs are very popular sellers at craft shows. Customers are very impressed with them and keep coming back year after year telling me how great they are. Once you see and feel them, you'll want to buy more.
These rugs look beautiful on hardwood floors, ceramic tiles, and add warmth to any room. Excellent bed side rugs, great in bathrooms, in the kitchen, in hallways, and in front of the fireplace.
Each chenille rug measures approximately 25" wide by 46" long (plus 2" fringe on each end) by 1" thick.
To ensure many years of enjoyment: Machine washable in lukewarm water and dryable.
The dryer actually fluffs them up.
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