Thursday, February 05, 2009

I have to share this with you although it's somewhat silly/funny.

I bought 7 yards of white/cream chenille with which to make a robe. I'm going to use IDye (thank to Terri at StegArt for her posts regarding IDye) to dye it in the washing machine. But, in the meantime, I decided to wash it and dry (shrink) it before the dyeing process. I knew it would "shed", but this is shocking! LOOK at that dryer lint! This stack is 9 inches high! I've had to stop the dryer ever 20 minutes or so to de-lint it! It's still drying as I write and I'm sure I'll have another good stack of lint before I'm done.

I know a lot of people use this for their art, but I haven't figured out exactly how I could use it. I guess I'm crazy, but I usually just throw my dryer lint away! The only reason I like this particular lint is that 1) there's so much of it, and 2) it's pure white/cream and I think there are lots of possibilities for it. Would it make good handmade paper? Anyway, if you want some (or all) of it, just email me or leave a comment and it will be on it's way to you!

1 comment:

StegArt said...

Wow, that's a lot of lint! Looks like ice cream in your photo.