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Topic: Know anything about vintage Chenille embroidery?  (Read 624 times)
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« on: June 11, 2007 01:55:21 PM »

I guess I'm just looking for a decent explanation.  I have some vintage western shirts and new "retro" shirts that feature this type of embroidery (as specified by the manufacturer), and it's not what I always thought of when I though about chenille.  Anyone know anything about chenille embroidery done by hand or on vintage machinery, outside of all the crap about letter jackets and patches?  I can't find ANYTHING via the regular search channels...

I would really like to learn this method for making my own western shirts, keeping them as close to traditional vintage shirts as possible...

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007 05:03:33 PM »

Have you seen these?  I googled "chenille embroidery hand".  Sorry if they're not what you're looking for...


http://www.chholderby.com/Embroidery/chenille.htm

http://www.silk-thread.com/silk_threads/chenille_soie.htm

http://inaminuteago.com/blog/index.php?tag=hand-embroidery
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007 03:18:20 PM »

Oooo, thanks!! I haven't looked at them yet, but thanks for the reply. I completely forgot that I'd posted this... Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007 09:42:43 PM »

The "fuzzy" patches like you see on letter jackets can be made with a punch-needle. There's a whole discussion about those in here someplace. They leave those loops above the fabric that give the design such a nice texture.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007 01:38:00 PM »

You should look at this thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210533.0
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