Monday, February 22, 2010

floor cloth

This past weekend I took a class on how to make a floor cloth. For those who don't know, floor cloths came before linoleum. Floor cloths are made of canvas cloth that has been painted and sealed. My floor cloth is sealed with waterbased polyurathane. It dries quickly. The early ones were sealed with boiled linseed oil and took weeks to dry. The other participants were mostly my friends at Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, Va. My floor cloth is on the left. This was such a fun way to spend a weekend!


LA said...

That is beautiful, Linda! Aren't you glad you didn't have to wait a few weeks for it to dry!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to hear exactly how you did it and to see your floor cloth!

Tina said...

Your are brining it tomorrow, aren't you?

Bonnie said...

Yes, bring it tomorrow. We want to hear all about your weekend in that gorgeous place. Sounds like fun.