Making floorcloths at Hen & Chicks

Making floorcloths at Hen & Chicks studio

Making a floorcloth with a roller, stamp, printing, etc.

These photos are from the floorcloth workshop at Hen & Chicks Studio this past Saturday. The painted canvas can not only make a floorcloth but also pillows, placemats, chair covers, table runners, journal covers, etc. We apply a base coat, mark the hem and sew, begin second background or layering (by masking out, stencils, stamps, sponges, direct brush work, wet-in-wet techniques to name a few), and have fun experimenting. Finally a protective coating is applied and a rubber backing is sewn on the back to prevent slipping.

The workshop has inspired me to add a splash of color in my home! My next project is to make canvas slip covers for my small sofa and chair using this process. You can find more pictures from the workshop on Heidi’s blog:

It is always a pleasure to stop by Hen & Chicks, check on the door room dividers I painted and see what creative projects are going on, maybe even spend the night.

Dorothy's floorcloth at the Hen & Chicks workshop

Dorothy showing off her floorcloth, using stamps and sealed with Polycrylic®, a clear protective water-based finish

Heidi's floorcloth at Hen & Chicks workshop

Hen & Chicks owner Heidi showing off her floorcloth, using sketches from her Art Journal

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