Friday, April 27, 2012

Road to Morocco

Our "Mosaic Purple" oilcloth is as pretty as a picture! "Mosaic" is a vibrantly detailed print that comes in three different colors: purple, blue, and cafe!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Red Rover

Our "Picnic Check Red" oilcloth is perfect for springtime picnics and summer getaways! This vintage oilcloth print is so stylish and classic; it'd be great to host a group of friends and have this print be the backdrop to some fresh food and drinks!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ezee-Visit Pet Vet Mat

Oilcloth International is excited to show off the custom print we produced for Ezee-Visit Pet Vet Mat, a company that offers "an innovative product designed with your pet's comfort in mind. Designed to stabilize pets during vet visits, a pet owner or veterinarian can provide the mat to give pets secure footing on any clinic surfaces, such as stainless steel or other types of exam tables, tile floors, and scales. The result is a more relaxed pet, vet and pet owner, and a better quality visit."

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rural Spin

Recently, Rural Spin, a blog that brings "traditional home and garden arts to a new generation," posted this picture of a typical kitchen from the early-mid Twentieth Century and of course oilcloth makes an appearance in the photo! This image was taken by the Farm Security Administration & Office of War Information. As one commentator stated, "this is [a time during which] kitchens weren't about...high priced gadgetry, but the life center of the home. Well worn pieces that were tried and true...[it was] all about simplicity and practicality" (Kris Roup). It makes sense that an oilcloth tablecloth would be a requisite accessory to any home during this time period. Nowadays, some Americans are surrounded by disposability- a throw away tablecloth might be more common in an average household, but it doesn't have to be that way, oilcloth is a sturdy, easy to clean, highly functional fabric that is offered in a variety of prints and colors for you to choose from. In accordance with the modern movement toward sustainability let's all take a note from the past and remember why it's important to invest in enduring products!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sit Down & Stay A While

Recently, Urban Outfitters being the international hipster destination it's famous for, custom ordered what is definitely one of the most simple- yet most stylish and cool oilcloth products that we've been a part of creating- oilcloth chair cushions! So basic and utterly uncomplicated, right? Yet these oilcloth chair cushions are cute and eye-catching and fashionable and functional and already sold out on the Urban Outfitters website! These oilcloth cushions are made with one of best selling oilcloth prints, Mums Yellow, and are made in the USA. Oilcloth International offers an array of oilcloth patterns & colors, so if you'd like to make your own oilcloth cushion check out our website and click here to check out Sewing with Oilcloth by Kelly McCants, a book that will teach you how to make a variety of different oilcloth projects!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Check out "Alexis," a 2 inch oilcloth guitar strap created by LM, and made with our Hibiscus Dark Pink print! LM offers a variety of guitar straps, everything from animal print to horror themed and more! This particular strap is constructed with a padded pleather underside for comfort and style. LM provides "the finest straps in the world and all made in the U.S.A. No matter what your attitude or personality we have a strap that will be 'a perfect fit'."

Monday, April 2, 2012

Singing in the Rain

This has to be one of our most favorite pictures of oilcloth that I've seen as of late! Seems as if a creative seamstress has created an oilcloth umbrella with our Stella Aqua print!

Blue Bunny

Easter sunday is around the corner and we here at Oilcloth International want to introduce you to our new oilcloth print "Mosaic Blue," a pattern and color combination that adds a touch something new and different to a traditional holiday!