Finally, a guide to vintage chenille for the collector and designer. This book takes you on a rich visual tour of vintage chenille bedspreads manufactured from the 1920s through the early 1970s. Hundreds of these beautiful tufted spreads are shown as well as novelty items and clothing. Detail shots highlight manufacturing techniques and trace the change from handmade to machine manufacture. A price guide is included in the captions. An introduction acquaints readers with the wonderful story of chenille: its birth just over a century ago in the southern town of Dalton, Georgia, and the rise of Dalton to prominence in the tufted spread and later the carpet industry. This book helps fuel the recent rebirth of chenille in today's textile industry.
Judith Ann Greason sells chenille and fine linens at antique shows and the world famous Annex at 6th Avenue and 25th Street in New York City. She specializes in restoring fine vintage bedspreads and has an extensive private collection. Tina Skinner is a professional writer specializing in home design, textiles, and fashion history.