Traditional Floorcloth with Janet Flinchbaugh. #264-0719. 1 Day and 2 Half Days.
- When: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon
- Where: Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne
- Cost: $170
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Class, Workshop
The use of painted canvas floor coverings, also known as “oyl cloths”, dates as far back as the 14th century in Europe. People coming to this country were looking for ways to reproduce some of the furnishings they were used to back home. Since resources were limited, worn sails from ships provided them with a base to paint and cover their floors. Over time floorcloths proved themselves to be one of the most durable forms of floor covering used. Centuries old pieces still remain intact with the pattern clearly visible.
Fee = $170 + $40 for materials.