Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Meet Floorcloth Artist Michele Hollick

American Craftsmen Show Artist Michele Hollick Floorcloth
Floorcloths are a part of our American heritage. George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson had them.  The floorcloth designs of Michele Hollick are based on floors that were stenciled in New England and New York. Early floorcloth patterns are geometrics (like a diamond) or nautical themes like a mariners compass. Some of her designs also come from Moses Eaton’s wall stencils.  Every step of a floorcloth is done by hand, in our backyard barn, and no two are exactly alike. 

Michele Hollick is from Hollis, New Hampshire. She is a member of the Early American Folk Arts & Trades Facebook group.

Portrait Photo of Michele Hollick


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