Friday, July 22, 2011

Free on Friday: For Some Crazy Person


Today on Free on Fridays I'm giving away the lint of your dreams! Yes, this is all genuine hand-dyed dryer lint from my recent bout of dyeing.

Now what you use this lint for is up to you. Artists use all sorts of weird materials (And frankly it concerns me that people have uses for lint but we all know someone with strange ideas.) So if you leave a comment on my blog today you may be the lucky lint winner!

Anyone know what actor said this in what movie, "Yuck! It tastes like lint!" ?

24 comments:

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Morning Laura
I decided I wanted to be strange today. If choosen I would use the lint with my needle felting machine and make some hot hot cards to commemorate this hot weather. I would than send one to you.
stay cool

Sally Westcott said...

Hi Laura,

All Lint is good as long as it is not from a belly button!

I can see all sorts of uses for the lint you have on offer! Please pick me!

Hugz

Kathleen said...

First, I want to be perfectly clear....while I'm leaving a comment I do NOT want the lint!!! That said, I remember back when I was a Girl Scout leader we would make "fire starters" using dryer lint and the old cardboardy egg cartons. We'd smush the lint into the egg bumps, pour melted wax over top each bump and VOILA! We would tear each 'bump' off, light the cardboardy edge and put it into our firepit as a starter! So someone could make fancy schmancy firestarters with these lovely colors.....just not me...

Debbie said...

Rainbow lint! Love it. Have a good weekend.

Gabriela said...

I'm strange enough!

Lynette L Williams said...

Maybe not so crazy...... check this out ... http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/15/132937015/michigan-woman-recreates-a-masterpiece-with-lint-from-her-dryer

Nneka Kusema Gamble said...

Well, Laura, I have had the needle felting attachment for my Bernina, and have yet to take it out of the box. I think it's high time I did some felting on an art quilt!

WoolenSails said...

I think it would make nice material for felting and art pieces, but I have enough things I need to use up, so I will pass. Today I am trying an antique pin keep I saw, making it all with wool, so will see how it turns out.

Debbie

Debi said...

I think adding some to a mixed media collage would add some great texture, my lint at home is always gray :( Or fluffing it up and layering it in a tall glass cylindar jar would be very cool.
thanx for the opportunity!

upstateLisa said...

Cool! Sounds like something you would hear on a Jerry Seinfeld show!

Merrie Jo said...

Anything you dyed has to be worth winning!
(you stumped me on the movie quote)

LOLA said...

Dryer lint is PERFECT for making paper. I've done it with kids and this "lint" that you have would be an art teacher's dream. Perhaps you have an art teacher close by who would love this "found material" for an art project? Yes, I am an art teacher, but now retired...ANd then, you could also cut it up and sew with it, like appliques?

Mary-Kay said...

I googles it and couldn't find what movie it was from. But doesn't it sound like a line from a kid's movie where the stepmom cooks osmething inedible for dinner? Anyway, dryer lint is awesome and I would love some!

Julia Quilts said...

Well, I don't do these things - but as I was passing by and stopped at your blog I wondered what the picture was. Great blog stopper! I suppose if I were to win this I would incorporate it in to one of my little things. I try to create things that inspire my students. It would have to be something quilty of course but can you imagine the creativity it would generate. Something unique. This kind of challenge could be very interesting. Cool.

Bev said...

My crazy friend & I use dryer lint in some of our art quilts, but your lint has a lot more color than ours! Yes, our other friends think we are really weird, especially when we save dog hair after brushing our dogs.

Tena said...

Pick me! Pick me!!

Love the beautiful colors! I am teaching a class for teenagers with disabilities and think it would make a great addition to the supplies I'm gathering!

Marybeth said...

I love lint and so does my felting machine. I save my washing dryer lint because some day I will try dying all that I have.. but I would love your colors!!

judi said...

I would LOVE to work with your colorful dryer lint!!!! landscapes, fibre art!! Fun!!!
<3 judi

Sewconsult said...

While I really don't want your dryer lint, I have seen pictures made from such. Now, as I clean out my dryer filter, I am more aware of the color of the lint, more than ever. I wear alot of purple & reds, so I have some really neat colors.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Diana Ramirez said...

Who said the line and in what movie? Now I'm all curious. And I googled the line and got nothin'. Don't be a tease.

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts said...

I would love to have the dryer lint! Rather than cranial constipation, my brain is on explosive overdrive in how I'll use it. Imagine my husband's surprise when his cotton balls are colored... Just kidding. But, I would use it in my art quilts... a downy addition to a bird's nest in my next quilt. I would incorporate it with the little threads that had twined around the wheels of my sewing chair.
Lot's of possibilities!
Hugs from Mary @ http://crookedgulleyartquilts.blogspot.blog

liniecat said...

Oh dam it, laid low by the lurgy so missed this..........but lint! What booty lol typical for me, late again.
Good luck folks.......

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Bobbie Brown said...

Hi "Iron"Lady! Lint. Who would have thought. Crafters never cease to amaze me with their creativity and abilities. Love your stuff, so your lint must be fabulous too.