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For many years, oilcloth was used for waterproofing clothes, tents and even for covering pioneers wagons. You can still buy oilcloth clothing and some members of my family wear it and love it for rainy weather. Oilcloth, also known as enameled cloth or (in England) American cloth, was close-woven cotton duck or linen cloth (canvas) with a coating of boiled linseed oil. It was one of very few flexible, waterproof materials that were widely available. Oilcloth was used as an outer waterproof layer for clothing, luggage and many other uses.
Now recently I have been looking into how to make your own waterproofing materials. …Read More...