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Folk Art Primitive DIY Checkered Squares


Design Story


The checkered pattern is a classic and frequently occurring pattern in Primitive American colonial era decor. It can be seen on fabrics as borders or the main design, on picture frames, and on furniture from the period. Use this stencil to recreate and capture the feeling from that era and culture.

Primitive decorating is a style of decorating using primitive folk-art style that is characteristic of a historic or early Americana time period, typically using elements with muted colors and a rough and simple look to them. The rooster with the barn star is an iconic image in primitive Americana art.



Americana, primitive, simple colonial American art, checker pattern