Broadcloth is a dense, plain woven cloth, historically made of wool. The defining characteristic of Broadcloth is not its finished width, but the fact that it was woven much wider (typically 50 - 75% wider than its finished width) and then heavily milled (traditionally the cloth was worked by heavy wooden trip hammers in hot soapy water) in order to shrink it to the required width.
CHENILLE. Chenille is a type of yarn that when woven, produces a fabric that is also known as chenille. Although sometimes woven into a cloth that resembles the look of velvet, chenille in fact, is very different. Chenille is the French word meaning ‘caterpillar’ and this soft fuzzy yarn has a hairy caterpillar-like appearance.