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DIY Fuzzy Felt

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TIB proposed the self cleaning lint system for your tumble dryer. But why waste it when you could use it for ...

DIY Fuzzy Felt.

[For those too young to remember, or those too far away from the UK to be exposed to such things, Fuzzy Felt was a felt based childrens toy. The little pieces of felt were shaped into trees, sun, sheds, houses and people. By laying them onto the felt background, you could make a heart-warmingly lovely felty picture.]

Remove the lint from the dryer carefully and cut the sheet into shapes as described above. Use another complete sheet as a background. Use the shapes and background to make a picture of your garden and post this to the internet somewhere where we halfbakers can admire your hardwork.

Only available in the predominant colour of your drying.

jonthegeologist, Jan 09 2004

some inspiration - but don't waste it! http://www.halfbake...r_20clothes_20dryer
[jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Fuzzy Felt http://www.fuzzyfelt.com
...ahh...takes me back to my childhood. [jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Felt Clothing http://www.halfbake...Clothing_20Paradigm
by [sartep] [k_sra, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Dust Recycling http://www.halfbake...ea/Dust_20Recycling
making felt from lint was discussed here (in the annotations) [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       I've seen pink.
k_sra, Jan 09 2004
  

       Baked in theory, believe it or not, by some arty character in a book I once read who makes collages out of tumble dryer fluff. She calls them "lintscapes". Apparently if you dry you clothes using a colour coded system you can get any colour you want,
squeak, Jan 09 2004
  

       It's always blue in our house.
hazel, Jan 09 2004
  

       Fight the monochrome, [hazel].
k_sra, Jan 09 2004
  

       And to think, I was going to make a quilt from all the lint in the trap ...
Letsbuildafort, Jan 09 2004
  

       [lbf] a felty picture of your garden is what we all need.
jonthegeologist, Jan 09 2004
  

       A faulty picture of my garden?
Letsbuildafort, Jan 09 2004
  

       I thought this would be the application of fuzzy felt in designing DIY jobs. Like where all the new kitchen units would be installed.

I do like this though. (+)
silverstormer, Jan 09 2004
  

       With a selection of 3D lint filters, one could tumble-dry ten loads and then peel off a mitten or a hat.
FarmerJohn, Jan 09 2004
  

       <*lighning bold eminates from cap>
Letsbuildafort, Jan 09 2004
  

       My lint isn't really dense enough for this. Perhaps market a quick drying glue spray - just spray, wait a minute, and iron flat.
Worldgineer, Jan 09 2004
  

       (just back from a few tests)   

       get some eggwhite, add equal water and mix. Add lint. Pat flat onto some kitchen paper until its the right thickness for your art. Microwave for 1 minute. The eggwhite cooks and holds the lint into a flat, cutable, piece of felt.   

       [bakers beware]
jonthegeologist, Jan 09 2004
  

       More like flat, cutable, piece of felt that will become germ-infested wads of gross after a week or two in the hands of chilren. Any non egg-based ideas?
Worldgineer, Jan 09 2004
  

       I think the colours will be problematical
po, Jan 09 2004
  

       [worldgineer] spray glue would do it I think. Simple sugar solution would do the job too I think.   

       [po] I'm realiably informed that if you sort your washing/drying into strict colours and not just whites and colours, then you'll get a nice pretty palette of colours to play with... assuming that you have a pretty palette of coloured clothes of course.
jonthegeologist, Jan 09 2004
  

       if you wanted say red felt, then you would only be able to dry red clothes for a week or so.   

       I wear a lot of black and white.
po, Jan 09 2004
  

       [po] lil red riding hood is sorted for red, but struggling for black. Maybe you could do a deal?
jonthegeologist, Jan 09 2004
  

       Or use a bit of red dye on the white lint (no, not on the white load of laundry unless you'd like a fashion change).
Worldgineer, Jan 09 2004
  

       when I was a kid I used to make blankets for my Barbies out of dryer lint.
PinkDrink, Jul 18 2004
  

       Don't know how I missed this one, but I like it.   
      
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