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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What to do with Chenille?

Chenille is such a crazy yarn and it comes in thin, thick and super thick or chunky. I like the material to make bags, totes, cases for eyeglasses or cameras et cetera. I also find chenille is great for making a cozy afghan-blanket. Here this is my own design a very simple chenille eyeglass case that hangs on your neck. Sometimes I wear contacts and I still need to carry my reading glasses. If you go shopping it is a great idea to have them hanging from your neck in a little pouch. This pattern is very simple and easy, maybe I will write the pattern later on. It is done using three strands of chenille yarn and this fabulous K hook courtesy of Naomi .

Chenille, the French word for caterpillar, is typically used to describe a type of fabric. Many fabrics, such as mohair and wool, get their names from the fibers with which they are made. Chenille, however, is named for the unique process in which it is made. It is manufactured by wrapping short lengths of fabric, called "piles," around a tightly wound core of yarn. The edges of these piles then stand at right angles from the yarn’s core, giving chenille both its softness and its characteristic look. Chenille can appear iridescent without actually using iridescent fibers. The yarn is commonly manufactured from cotton, but can also be made using acrylic, rayon and olefin.

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1 comment:

naomi said...

I really like the case Andy, what a great idea. It is better than just hanging your glasses on one of the chains around your neck.
Glad you like the hook :)