Chenille products are no longer manufactured in Dalton, but you can still find chenille products at some local stores. The old traditional spreadlines no longer exist. Terri's Antique Mall, in Rocky Face, Georgia, sells vintage chenille bedspreads. Vintage chenilles are usually displayed and sold at Prater's Mill Country Fair, a fall festival of arts and crafts in Varnell, Georgia. Chenille is also available online. Coco:Chenille*, in New Jersey, uses vintage chenilles to make a variety of gift items and also sells spreads. Another online seller is ChenilleBedspread.com.
It would be nice to see the craft of chenille revived, and have crafters tuft and sell their wares as art. Some of the older tufters who used to tuft bedspreads in Dalton have said that cotton yarn was unavailable in the needed thickness. Some of the other utensils, such as double-eyed needles, would be hard to find, as well.
Southern Muse sometimes receives queries from people who want to know where they can find chenille products and comforters. Here are some websites that I discovered through search engines.
*Although Southern Muse is not affiliated with and does not endorse any specific chenille store, Southern Muse is familiar with Coco:Chenille. Some local merchants order products from them to feature in local gift shops. When we discovered their web page, we decided to add their link to our site.