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(pronounced shuh-NEEL)

This word does double-duty as it describes both the yarn and the fabric made from the yarn. The name chenille comes from the French word for caterpillar as the two share a fuzzy appearance and are soft to the touch. Whether comprised of silk, cotton, wool or rayon, chenille yarn is used to make decorative tassels, rugs, and fabrics for upholstery, blankets, clothing, and even stuffed toys.