Floorcloths

Floorcloths were used in pioneer homes across Canada. They covered the dirt and bare wood floors, and added colour and warmth to otherwise stark homes. Old Boat sails, fabric scraps, or animal hides were all used as floorcloths. Dyes made from onion skins, berries, and lichens provided colour to these first carpets.

My floorcloths are made of 10 oz. all-cotton canvas primed front and back with eco-friendly paint. The decorative paint is chosen for its durability and lasting colour. Once finished, the floorcloths are coated with 6 layers of water-resistant polyurethane. All elements of the design, colour palette, and images on these floorcloths are Liz Pybus originals.