Chenille is a soft, luxurious fabric made from twisting strands of fiber around a central yarn core. Warm and fluffy, it's the ideal fabric for making warm blankets, upholstery and cold-weather accessories. Chenille can be washed in a standard washing machine, but some basic precautions have to be taken to ensure a long life for the fabric.
- Remove stains by hand
Before washing, check the chenille for stains. To remove a stain, scrub lightly with stain remover or putting a dab of detergent on the stain and allow it to sit for an hour.
- Wash on delicate
Set the washer to the delicate or gentle cycle when you clean chenille. This keeps the fabric from shedding fibers.
- Hang on a line to dry
Air dry chenille. Shake the fabric out after it's dry to remove any loose fibers.