So, I love the idea of chalkcloth, but the idea of writing with chalk just gives me the willies. The mess of the chalk dust has stopped me from having fun with this fabric. But this weekend, I found a solution, Chalk Ink markers. The name is a bit misleading since they are not chalk, but they can be used on chalkboards and chalkcloth and just need to be washed off with a wet cloth. Once I discovered the markers, I was immediately onto a project, I've been wanting to do--creating a message center for the family so we can keep track of things to be done and school reminders. I already had a fabric-covered magnetic memo board, that I had made a few years ago and decided to rework it. Go to your local Goodwill, re-use center, or Salvation Army and find a huge frame with a picture (you need the insert!). Mine cost about $5.00 for a 24" x 30 frame, which I spray painted white. I then purchased a piece of sheet metal from the local home improvement store (less than $10) and with a metal snips cut it to size and glued it with a spray adhesive to the insert.