I freakin LOVE vintage chenille. I was talking about this in my stories yesterday, but it’s pretty much how I started doing textile art. Growing up, I would go antiques shopping with my mom and fell in love with the colors and textures of these bedspreads! I started researching how they were made, stumbled upon punchneedle, and here we are today! Sometime soon I wanna do a blog post about these spreads - the history is fascinating. It all started with the handiwork of a teenage girl in Northwest Georgia, and turned into a multimillion dollar industry in the midcentury 🎉GO GIRL🎉 The spread pictured here is actually a quilt made up of squares from old chenille bedspreads (more pink decor for my son’s room)! Because these spreads are 100% cotton, it’s still fluffy and soft despite being over 50 years old. Love everything about it!!
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