The Season For Oilcloths

The Season For Oilcloths

We're full into the swing of Summer now, and to celebrate we're offering 20% off all Oilcloth fabrics throughout July!

Blue skies, long warm evenings and fresh produce mean that we're slowly being lured outside, particularly at meal times. A slightly warmer-than-usual evening can result in a spontaneous BBQ and a few extra mouths to feed. 

Creating an outside eating space is all about quick set up (and clear up!) and hardwearing materials, making an oilcloth fabric an essential when setting the table. Unlike the PVC covered fabrics, which often get unpleasantly sticky and can make diners feel like they're about to do finger painting with the little ones, an oilcloth fabric has been coated with an acrylic film. This film prevents stains and spills penetrating the fabric, but still allows the fabric to hang normally. It can be wiped clean and even chucked in the washing machine, so perfect for a table cloth, both inside or out, or even popping under a high chair so all those crumbs can be scooped up and put straight into the bin. There's no need for hemming either, just order and cut the size you need and the acrylic coating will prevent any fraying! 

At The Swedish Fabric Co, we stock a wide variety of oilcloth fabrics, suited to any style or scheme;

For a bright summery look this Cirkelblomma fabric from Kinnamark is perfect. The bold but simple pattern and rainbow colours will bring any space to life:

For a more traditional, scandi-inspired look, how about this Sill fabric from Almedahls? Sill translates to Herring in Swedish and is a popular motif in the country. The sky blue, and chalk white colours combined with the simple pattern is a recipe for calm:

If you're after a more traditional look, Mairo's Viola Blue is a small repeat pattern, that makes any space, large or small, feel cosy. Whether you're in a open country garden or an urban courtyard, bring a homely feel to outdoor, or indoor, summer living:

For the chefs and budding vegetable growers, this Pomodoro oilcloth from Vallila is a colourful vine pattern. Running down the centre of the table it will perfectly complement your home-grown produce, and home-cooked dishes. 

Click here to see our whole collection of oilcloth materials. Throughout July we're offering all shoppers 20% off all Oilcloth fabrics - use code JULY17 at the checkout!

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Chambray Blue

Chambray Blue

Who doesn't love a little bit of blue?Whatever shade you choose it can have a really calming effect on any room, but if you're not going for a full redecoration, then how about just adding a touch of blue with a cushion cover, curtain or table runner?
Chambray Blue is particularly hard to resist, a warm sky hue which feels particularly perfect for this time of year when all we really want to do is be at the beach all day! Stop it being too nautical with accents of a darker tone of blue, natural green and off whites. Then sit back and relax!
Clockwise from top left:
Blomma Blue Cotton - Spira
Alma Blue Linen/Cotton - Klippan
Cotton Fouta - House of RYM (available on Northlight Homestore)
Morning Dew Cotton - Klippan 
Maya Light Blue Linen - Himla
Fagelsang Blue Cotton - Almedahls


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