Monday, May 30, 2011
The Neighborhood Salon in Echo Park, CA is a stylish, community driven business in one of our favorite parts of Los Angeles! Owner Ava strives "to create a place that embodies the vibrance of the community she loves." We had our hair done there and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. These oilcloth lined cubbys serve as inspiration for your own household oilcloth projects! The beautiful and colorful paint makes a great pairing with the vintage flair of our Pears and Apples Yellow print!
We at Oilcloth International are excited to introduce the oilcloth Peg Bag as our latest product! Just in time for summer, the Peg Bag is perfect for drying laundry the old fashioned way outside in the summer heat! The bag features two of our most popular prints, Stella Cherries and Paradise Lace -both in black. This new product is both stylish and functional!
Check out the CI Project of the Week, the Existential Tray, a great DIY project idea made even better with oilcloth! You can easily use oilcloth to line trays, drawers, etc. because oilcloth is easy to cut and clean! The project is courtesy of artist Kerry Lynn of 7gypsies.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Modern June, a great company that offers "handmade housewares for the hip home," will release a new book called Sewing with Oilcloth: 20 Patterns That Make Sewing with Oilcloth Easy. Fresh. and Fun. Click here to pre-order from Amazon.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Check out Oilcloth International's new print combination for one of our most popular products, the small tote! Our classic Faux Bois Birch print paired with our funky new Zebra Brown is sure to make a popular item for summer!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Click here to learn how to make your very own oilcloth ditty bag! Martha Stewart and company have featured a unique pattern for an oilcloth bag that can hold your lunch, accessories, or whatever else your heart desires! This photo features one of our These Are History Prints called Pillowticking Blue and one of our current best selling prints, Gingham Kiwi Green!
In order to provide the best quality care for your oilcloth tablecloth and/or products make sure never to machine wash. The fabric is waterproof and water will not flow through it. Common sense says to use a warm, soapy sponge. For extra shine use white vinegar and water to remove any soap film from your oilcloth. Always store your oilcloth clean and dry. Check out Textile Industry Affairs for more information about care of your fabrics.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Cindy Nordin of the Heartfelt Garden has designed several different oilcloth bag patterns! Click here to check out an array of patterns for quilts, pillows, and bags! We like this bag pattern because it features an assortment of oilcloth prints: Paradise Lace Green, Polka Dot Black, Cafe Check Yellow, Hibiscus Blue, and Gingham Kiwi Green!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This Cinco de Mayo, as you celebrate Mexican heritage and culture, don't forget to use any of our various oilcloth products in over 50 prints & patterns! Our oilcloth is 100% real Mexican oilcloth, the prints are vivid, colorful, and range from traditional Mexican patterns to contemporary designs! Today's date commemorate the Mexican army's victory of the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Oilcloth tablecloths, tote bags, cosmetic pouches, and aprons all make for great accessories of gifts for your Cinco de Mayo gathering!