This is a classic checkerboard design often used in traditional floorcloth making. The squares can be sized to perfectly fit the desired floorcloth footprint. Black and white are a common color combination, but any set of colors that work for the surroundings can be employed.
This pattern was chosen by Eidsvoll 1814, Norway's Constitutional Museum, when they were looking for an appropriate floorcloth design for their dining room in preparation for their Bicentennial celebration in 2014. The pattern is based on a design from Calke Abbey, a historic property in the UK.
Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, and political philosopher moved into the Hamilton Grange in 1802.
A five-year restoration project was completed in 2011 and as part of this effort, three floorcloths were commissioned by John G. Waite and Associates, the architectural firm working on the restoration. The floorcloth pattern is based on a remnant from the architect’s archives, which followed a John Carwitham design.
This pattern is a classic Harlequin design, with an elongated diamond - often used in traditional floorcloth making.
This is a terrific border pattern which has strong geometric leanings and a somewhat whimsical leaf pattern.
This is the first Dresser pattern we worked with, clearly seeing how it could be adapted to stencils and how great it would be for a custom floorcloth design. We loved the original Dresser palette and the first piece we made with the pattern, a rather complicated U-Shaped design, employed this colorway. Several additional colorways have been explored as have different shapes, all working beautifully in this versatile design.