A Recipe for Oilcloth
July 10, 2009
Who doesn’t love oilcloth? That texture, that smell, that pattern, that swift-sternum-kick of nostalgia for your granny’s kitchen table. Too bad, though, duckies: all the newfangled oilcloth out there is coated in PVC (ick!) or some other petrol-based product, which makes the cloth neither earthy nor particularly human-healthy.
Imagine my Smallish delight, then, when I spied this Craftzine linkage on DIY oilcloth, made the trad way: cotton duck (or canvas) and linseed oil. It takes some doin’, but the results are way better than eating pretty peach pie off petroleum.