Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Blog, Events | 11 comments

Learn to paint and complete your own floor cloth!

 December 7-8 2019

10am-4pm 

The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton ON L8L 6N4

Floorcloths (also known as oilcloths) date back to the mid 1700s and were popular up to the 1950s.  These were a highly durable and artistic way to protect and decorate wood and stone floors.  Many different types of methods were used in the designs such as glazing, stencilling, print blocking and gilding.  The earliest cloth decorations imitated fined wood, marble, tile and fashionable “Turkish” carpets.  In the 18th century geometrics were both plain and marbled.

I have created many heritage floorcloths and my work sits in Dundurn Castle, Battlefield Museum, The Museums of  Mississauga and Spadina House.

Students will learn to stretch, prime and prepare their own canvas.  Stencil methods and glazing will be employed with some metallic mediums used.  Methods in protection and hemming cloths will be taught.

All supplies and notes included in price.

Students to bring their own lunch and wear painting clothes.

$525.00 plus hst

Space limited. To register, please email me at lorilemare@bell.net

Created by a student on my workshop.