Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Chicano Heritage Mural

Located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, the Chicano Heritage Mural at Figueroa Street and Avenue 61, commemorates Chicano history, including the Chicano movement of the 1960s. Oilcloth International is located a block down from this famous intersection for over ten years! We are proud of our neighborhood, and the mural is a daily reminder of our cultural heritage as Los Angelenos. Click here to learn more about this special community in NELA (Northeast Los Angeles).

Outdoor Dining with Oilcloth

As we get further into the Summer months it's important to make the most of free time and sunny days! Check out the Public Lands Information Center website that offers information on finding local campgrounds! Explore your "one-stop source for recreation information" and learn more about public lands near you. They even have a mobile service! Oilcloth is always a great option for outdoor dining! It's easy to clean, fold up or roll up and carry on home, plus it's super stylish!

Exclusive Print for Summer!

Here at Oilcloth International we are excited to offer an exclusive print! This gorgeous, vintage print is called Medallion Red and is available in a 54" width! This print is great for summer and would be perfect to liven up any interior space or add a touch of style to an outdoor table setting!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oilcloth International Bi-Annual Warehouse Sale 6/25!!!

This Saturday, June 25th, from 9AM-2PM Oilcloth International will host our Bi-Annual Warehouse Sale in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA! Please join us in the unique event in which we are open to the public! It only happens twice a year, and we have lots of goodies! Everything from rolls of oilcloth in vintage prints, fruit prints, floral prints, rolls of our Garvanza utility cloth, Chalkcloth (TM), aprons, ditty bags, cosmetic cases, tote bags in small, medium, and large, as well as tablecloths by pound! This event is cash and check only, there will be plenty of parking available, our address is:

134 N. Ave 61
Unit # 101
Los Angeles, CA

We hope to see you there! Please remember that the best selection is available in the earlier part of the day, however, we do not open before 9AM! Make sure to wear sunscreen and drink lots of water!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Papel Picado Commissioned by the Hollywood Bowl Museum

Recently, the Hollywood Bowl Museum commissioned Margaret and Josie Sosa to create these beautiful papel picado creations. Click here for a close-up! They remind us a lot of our own papel picado print, San Miguel, shown here in black and white. Margaret says "the museum is having a year long exhibit of Latino artists who have performed at the Bowl...for many years now, Josie and I have worked together on cutting paper. I do the drawings and then we both cut and string the paper...working on this papel has been especially gratifying for me as each sheet of papel you see in the images is 29"X19," twice the size we usually work in and in addition, we cut 4 large panels, about 38"X49," on handmade paper...working on these non-traditional sizes and paper was so inspiring and fun for me to do."

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Alison Magrane, Designing with Oilcloth

June 11th, The Art Institute of California - Hollywood will host the Hollywood Marks 20th Anniversary of their fashion design program with red carpet vintage show! "This year marks the 20th Anniversary of The Art Institute of California - Hollywood's Fashion Design Program...the annual student fashion show titled Red Carpet Vintage, will pay homage to decades of fashion from 1920 to 1960 with a modern twist." Student and fashion designer, Alison Magrane, will feature her collection that showcases oilcloth as clothing! Learn more about the up and coming designer by checking out her facebook page, Alison Magrane Fashion Design or her current online portfolio.