Making Floorcloths with Kathy Cooper ... a video workshop
DVD format, 32 minutes in stereo
Making floorcloths is fun and easy, thanks to expert Kathy Cooper's tips and techniques. Experience her workshop as she guides you step-by-step through the process of creating a successful painted rug. You'll see examples of contemporary floorcloths, learn about the history of painted floor coverings and hear how to avoid common mistakes. Kathy's experience and insights will help you gain technical skills and confidence for the construction, design and completion of a floorcloth. A variety of colorful examples will give you creative inspiration to make your own beautiful designs. Kathy discovered a love for painting when she made a floorcloth for her kitchen. Today, she is a nationally recognized artist, a frequent guest on television and an author of two best-selling books on this popular decorating trend.
"...After watching the video I'm convinced that even I can make a floorcloth! Kathy breaks it down and makes it look simple. In the 30-minute video, she discusses paints, canvasses, preparations and then proceeds to make a simple, check floorcloth. Other books I've read have so many steps before you even get to the painting that I'm discouraged to try. The video refers you to Cooper's books (The Weekend Crafter:Painting Floorcloths and The Complete Book of Floorcloths) for design ideas and advanced techniques, but it does stand on its own if you want to create a floorcloth with a basic design...."
Reprinted courtesy of Expression Magazine, 591 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA.