More than a Doormat: The Art of Floorcloths

Posted by HistoricAnnapolis

Floorcloths were more than just doormats in 18th century homes. Water resistant, durable, and protective, it is likely that inside every home, from working class to gentry, you could find a painted floorcloth. Artist Jennifer Higgins presents the history of floorcloths and the techniques to make them.

After the lecture, try your hand at making your own floorcloth-inspired bookmark out of sailcloth. Supplies and instruction included; all painting skill levels welcome!

Reservations required.

Event Date
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Event time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost / donation
$20 General Admission; $18 HA Members and Volunteers; $15 Curator's Circle Members
Carrie Kiewitt,


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