Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Lint Lovers' Lottery
Delight, oh ye lint lovers of the world! My dryer, Harmonica, collects this colorful lint for me after every load of colorfully dyed fabric. Isn't it pretty?
And now you can have this lint for your own peculiar purposes. Interested? If so, enter my Lint Lovers Lottery by leaving a little comment below on what you would do with this lovely lint. If you are the most deserving of the lint, I shall send it to you where ever you live. 


26 comments:

Jackie said...

You have got to be kidding, really, that is lint? That is the most beautiful lint I have ever seen.

Anita in Florida said...

I used to make handmade paper...and many times would use LINT to add interest...but I don't make paper anymore. Sure pretty though.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Oh PICK ME!! I will make lint clay with it...and it will be gorgeous!!

(but don't tell my husband I am begging for lint on the internet...he will surely think I have lost it)

:)

Jeanelle said...

EEEEEEEUUUUUUUUU the lint is begging to be felted into some art quilts..... love it!!! Thanks for the fun..
: >

Karen said...

Oooooh, what wonderful colors. Lint is great. Hope I win.

kathy york said...

Laura,
What a great giveaway idea! Please don't waste it on me though. We love to use lint to start bonfires. Works great!

ps. please don't mention this to the fire marshal either. :)

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

Pick me, pick me! I would make this into wonderful cloth like I do with yarns...no, not felted.

deanna7trees said...

How beautiful. I would combine it with my thread scraps (from the edges of fabrics after washing) and needlefelt them onto a base to make brooches, and small wall hangings.
deanna in Texas

Quiltbug said...

I love lint but I don't seem to have much. If I do have it, it's grey and boring. I have a few small art pieces that need 'something' to perk them up. Your lint would be the perfect embellishment.

Audrey B

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Well, I can't pass up on the chance to win lint, but surely I could find something to do with it. I'm with Karen, above. My family would think I'm really nuts to be entering to win dryer lint. They just don't understand.

Chris said...

I like to make quilts for charitable fundraisers. My mother has Alzheimer's so I am very interested in donating quilts to the Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative. I sent one to Houston which sold and I am very anxious to make some more. I plan to start working on some as soon as I finish the pieces I am doing for our local arts council. If I won, this beautiful lint would find itself headed to Ami Simms.

Carole said...

I would use it in felting... and fabric paper [paper fabric]. I save my nicely colored lint. In fact I used lint from my blue sweater when I made my 'Moon Series" #4... here is the link:

http://wyndhavenartandquilts.blogspot.com/2009/01/hunter-moon-over-lasqueti-island.html

The whole sky is lint.

I would Love to be able to win it.

Hi! I'm Lisa said...

Ooh! Ooh! Gorgeous! "Better than Being Boring" is what I always told my kids when they gave me the "mom must be crazy" look. I actually purchased lint (oh yeah!) in Chicago last year. Can't wait to expand my art quilt horizons. Pick me! Pick me!

Marti L said...

As part of my 2010 makeover, to never say an unkind word or gesture, to believe only the best in people, to completely and forever lose my sarcasm, I just know these little pads of fluff will do much to make me a warmer, fuzzier person!

CMPete said...

I'd make glamorus updo's for art dolls. Marie Antoinette with turqoise hair. Mah-v-lus

Joyce R. Becker said...

Well, my God, you well know I am the one who really needs and uses colored dryer lint - holy smokes, how could you consider anyone else but me. You've seen my landscape quilts and know in your heart of hearts, I am the only viable candidate. Look at my web site and see how I've used colored dryer lint on my quilts; Dryer Lint Etc., Moods of Summer, and Twilight at Paradise....Plus, you know and love me, don't you.....???? I'm good for a good laugh, anyway, right? Miss you, Laura and hope we cross paths at a conference somewhere sometime again soon. xxoo Joyce R. Becker, Landscape Quilt Artist/Author - web site: www.joycerbecker.com

michele said...

My lint collection is so paltry! I have been to accumulate enough to use with sheers along with my thread discards and even a small portion of your beautiful hues would put me on my way to create a most unusual art quilt!

michele said...

michele said...sorry for 2nd post, I was so excited I left out the word in caps

My lint collection is so paltry! I have been TRYING to accumulate enough to use with sheers along with my thread discards and even a small portion of your beautiful hues would put me on my way to create a most unusual art quilt!

Darlee Byron said...

Creativity wins!! I discovered a great book that uses selvages and it truly is inspiring. Is there a quilt book that uses colored lint? Then I'm in... as I am on a quest to learn new skills from quilting books in 2010. (for more details see - http://quiltsamplerjournal.com)

Jackie said...

well, well well, I would use the lovely luscious lint to make tiny flowers that I would then use them in my art quilts.

Natalya Aikens said...

oh what would i do with that lint? why use it in my art quilts as I always do, but colors from Laura will make it extra special!

Marti said...

ok,ok,second post, but after reading QA, I just have to add the fact that I am NOT sensitive.
oh dear...

lizquilts said...

wowee zowee, I love that lint. I would like to trap it under sheers or netting and stich over it with lots of thread to make fish scales with it, Because I need to make a linty thready fish- doesn't everyone?

Paula said...

I would love to put it under my hand-dyed cheesecloth and felt it in some little art quilts. The colors are amazing.

Amber said...

I'm not in need of any lint, but this reminds me of a former art professor where I went to college. :)
http://marxhausen.squarespace.com/blog/2009/11/30/lint-peices.html

EKRLM said...

colorful lint is a boon for a paper maker. I have not made paper in about 2 yrs, but I have the tools to do it. If you pick me, I will send you some paper made with the goods. :-)