The Complete Book of Floorcloths: Designs & Techniques for Painting Great-looking Canvas Rugs

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Lark Books, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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With just a piece of canvas, some water-based paints, a sewing machine, and a few basic painting tools, you'll be well on your way to creating an exciting new floor covering for your home. In this book you will find all the information and design inspiration you need to make your own beautiful floorcloths. Complete instructions with illustrations and color photographs will guide your progress, and works by 65 floorcloth artists will spark your imagination. You can explore the fascinating history of floorcloths and learn the experts' secrets for planning their designs. In addition to a wide variety of surface design techniques, you'll also find eight floorcloth projects, each fully illustrated and described in step-by-step detail.

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Cooper, a floorcloth artist, and Hersey, a home furnishings writer, show how decorated floorcloths can be used in today's home. Floorcloths were first used in the 18th century and continued to be ... Read full review


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Cooper teaches floorcloth workshops.

Jan Hersey has been a writer for more than 20 years, specializing in feature stories on crafts, design, and home furnishings. She has been a regular contributor to trade journals for both the crafts and furniture industries and periodically teaches writing. A native of New England she now lives in North Carolina.

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