I wanted to make some bunting that was suitable for keeping outside, and during my research I came across a way of making your own traditional oil cloth using boiled linseed oil.
Usually oil cloth is used for waterproof bags, clothing, luggage, tents and so on.
Not many ingredients are required, and it's a very simple process, so I hope you'll give it a go!
The main ingredients for making oil cloth are煮亚麻籽油andmineral spirits;油是使织物防水的原因，并且需要矿物质烈酒使油干燥（否则它会保持湿润/粘性）。
对于我制造的彩旗数量，我需要不超过50ml.of each of these liquids. I also chose to use the无味version of mineral spirits to make it more pleasant for me!
I also used the following items:
-Breathing mask, gloves, ventilation等混合液体时的安全。
-Fabric;You need to use a sturdy woven fabric (not stretchy) for this. I used a cotton canvas. (Close weave) linen is also an option.
-油漆;If you wish to paint a design on the fabric. You can also use oil dyes.
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- Some kind of在king/painting tray这对你的织物碎片进入并拥有一个liparound the outside. If the fabric you want to turn into oil cloth is too big or you don't have a tray (or suitable plastic packaging) you can just use a宽画笔to paint on the oil mixture whilst the fabric is on a protective滴布or similar.
-可密封的玻璃或金属容器;I used a glass jar with a lid.
-Pegs＆ 一种washing line
-粉色剪刀;To cut out the fabric pieces with, to help prevent fraying. You could instead choose to hem the bunting with a sewing machine if you wish, but that would be time consuming.
-Super glue or a sewing machine & thread;你可以用胶水ora sewing machine to attach the bunting to the string. I used an all-purpose (UHU) adhesive.
-Fabric penorsewing pins
-Piece of paper
Step 2: Make the Template
对于我的彩旗，我决定了三角形的大小约为5“x 7”，但我需要额外的1英寸长度来折叠在顶部的绳子上。所以我在a上测量了5“x 8”纸片和切割矩形。
I then folded this rectangle vertically down the centre (so the fold was at the 2.5" halfway point).
I could then, whilst keeping the paper folded, cut a single line, corner to corner, to produce a symmetrical triangle.
1)Just draw around the paper template using arulerand织物笔, then cut the shape out with粉色剪刀.
2)销the template to the fabric and cut around the shape with粉色剪刀.
I cut out 7 triangle shapes in total.
Step 4: Printing & Painting
Remember to protect your work surface from the paint during this stage.
Oil paint takes a long while to dry (anywhere from 24 hours to weeks depending on the paint brand, the temperature, humidity etc). So just leave your fabric until the paint is touch dry before continuing to the next stage.
Step 5: Turning the Fabric Into Oil Cloth
I used a breathing mask and gloves during this step, and also did it outside for best ventilation.
I placed a fabric piece on my inking tray, and then measured out the liquids.
The key is to mix equal parts mineral spirits and boiled linseed oil. I used 100ml of each (using my disposable measuring cup to measure them out), but this turned out to be at least twice as much as I needed. So start with a smaller amount, because you can always mix more later.
I poured the 100ml of each into a glass jar and mixed thoroughly with a lollipop stick. The reason for putting it in a sealable glass or metal container is so that you can then keep and store any remainder inside this container. You shouldn't store it in a plastic container. Always read the instructions on the packaging for more info about safety.
Step 6: An Important Safety Note
- Let the fabric dry outside, and make sure the fabric is laid out (or hung)平面,而不是折叠ed or crumpled up.
-Dryany other items that have had linseed oil on them outside too,之前洗它们或处置它们。这包括纸巾，织物抹布，滴布等。
-Storeany remaining liquids in their original containers or in a metal (or glass) container.
- Always read the instructions on the packaging.
- Keep items with linseed oil on远from anything flammable until fully dry.
I then used super glue to fold over and secure the top section of each triangle of fabric, so that it covered the twine, but allowed the twine to still move through the fabric.
Leave to dry.
Step 8: Finished!
You can now display your bunting in pride of place in your garden!
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