Oilcloth has been around for a very long time. Originally, cotton or linen cloth was coated in linseed oil to make it waterproof. As it was flexible, it was used as a waterproof layer for luggage, satchels, wooden trunks and even carriages. It was also used for waterproof clothing.
Today’s oilcloths are a far cry from the cloths developed in the early days. Today’s oilcloths are colourful and versatile and there are so many designs to choose from.
At No Chintz we use oilcloth for tablecloths, placemats, outdoor cushions, bags, aprons… Oilcloths are brilliant for a baby or child’s room… perfect for a change table or any number of craft and interior projects.
We have an extensive collection that we’re constantly adding to, including some beautiful Marimekko oilcloths. They’re great for outdoors and with the warm weather upon us, now’s the time to “zhoosh” up your outdoor space!
Check out our website to see our collection.