Dryer Lint Art

Making art out of dryer lint is very time consuming and tiring! That’s why it takes a long time between my pieces.

Most of my work now is 11 by 14 inches because it’s easier to deal with. However, lately I have been making my “artist tribute” pieces at a larger size (24 inches by 36 inches).

I draw the picture out on heavy poster board first. Sometimes I use a photograph as a reference, and sometimes I just draw what I like (such as the more fantasy-oriented works). I will often do a number of pieces at once, going through each color very carefully.

The pictures below show me working on a piece I did a few years ago, based on a photograph of a friend’s daughter and her cat. Because of my limitations, I can only work so many hours per day, so each piece takes many days to complete. I have no strength in my right arm and must move very slowly and carefully with the tweezers.

 

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SEND ME LINT!

I can only do so much laundry!

I therefore very much appreciate it when people mail me colorful lint I can use. And to thank people, I send out signed limited edition prints once a year.

I am looking for colors that are hard to find (including pure white and dark black). I don’t need grays!

Please pack them flat and use a piece of paper to separate each one.

MAIL TO: Heidi Hooper, PO Box 349, Tannersville, Pennsylvania 18372.

 

Thanks to all those who have sent me lint over the years! (If I have forgotten to list you here, please email me and remind me!):

Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Eve Alpert
Lisa Ashton
Bonnie Atwood
Shirley Avery
Alan Beck
Paula Bentin
Ed Budreau
Beryl Bush
Mary Allen Buss
Ashley Campbell
Susan Cochran
Rachel Cohen
Tina Connell
Steve Cooper
Maribeth Cramer
Lynn Cullester
Catherine Taylor D’Alessio
Joni Dashoff
Linda DeLaurentis
Kathryn Draves
Donna Dube
Paula Entin
Helen Halla Fleischer
Dina Flockhart (of Cloak and Dagger Creations)
Mary Frank
Tamera Gurevitz
Val Hansen
John Herring
Kay Irmiter
Elaine Issak
Vylar Kaftan
Judith Krupp
Jean Lewis
Joyce Love
Carolyn Marble
Coelynn McIninch
Mendel’s Far Out Fabrics
Sally Meyer
Glenda Munquia
Paul Nathanson
Robert Quill
Sue Rappold
Richard Ristow
Zan Rosin
Carol Salemi
Andrea Senchy
Hanna Shapiro
Betsey Smith
Wendy Snyder
Niles Stanley
Ronnie Stanley
Mary Sullivan
Sandra Thusman
Keith White
Camille Whiteman