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am i the only one with PURPLE dryer lint?

post #1 of 37
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not just sometimes.
doesn't matter what i dry.

i must have enough purple clothes and towels that I permanently have purple dryer lint.

It's pretty, too.

anyone know any crafts i can do with it?
post #2 of 37
Apologies in advance if this is a dupe post... I swear I posted a reply, but it just vanished into the magnetosphere...

Anyway. Most of my dryer lint is purple or bluish-purple. It can be white/off-white, sort of dark salmon, or the purple tones.

When I was a kid, I made a pillow, a stuffed kangaroo, and a tiny mattress for my dollhouse all stuffed with dryer lint. Very soft and fluffy!
post #3 of 37
I have purple dryer lint too! I don't think I even own any purple clothes or towels? I used some of mine to add to homemade paper. It adds strength and looks really pretty!
post #4 of 37
Purple lint is probably from jeans. As far as a craft...........I'm not sure.
post #5 of 37
Mine is almost always a sort of purple for normal loads. Then I have the red lint from dh's work clothes and white from towels, socks and undies. You are not alone with the purple lint.
post #6 of 37
Our's is purple too.
post #7 of 37
Ours is almost always a bluish-purple color, kind of a dark lilac, it's very pretty. I think the guess that it's from Jeans is probably right too.
post #8 of 37
Ours is purple, too! I think it's from drying so many jeans.
post #9 of 37
mine varies from the purply gray from the jeans to the fuzzy whites from whites/towels and occasionally red but it's always lined with the white dog hair
post #10 of 37
Mine's permanently bright blue, but I have a lot of blue towels. Can't help with the craft, the thought of repurposing dryer lint skeeves me out for some reason
post #11 of 37
I've come across a recipe for lint playdough, but have never tried it. I've used lint in making firestarters - stuff lint in a cardboard (not styrofoam) egg carton, pour wax in each section, freeze and then break into sections.

eta: most of my lint is purple too.
post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by moon.mom View Post
i must have enough purple clothes and towels that I permanently have purple dryer lint.
Or maybe you just have a lot of blue and purple clothes. Remember, blue+red=purple!
post #13 of 37
Purple-y
post #14 of 37
Embellishments for felt food? Stuffing for felt food? Can anyone tell I'm on a felt food kick?
post #15 of 37
The more jeans I wash in a load, the more purple the lint is. Go figure.
post #16 of 37
I'm pretty sure I remember some purple lint over here too. I don't know what from...but I sure have weird things come out of my washing machine. Just the other day, I was looking for the lid to the jelly, which I could not find anywhere in the kitchen. Guess what I found when I was switching the wash? You guessed it. The lid to the jelly.
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post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by ABand3 View Post
I've come across a recipe for lint playdough, but have never tried it. I've used lint in making firestarters - stuff lint in a cardboard (not styrofoam) egg carton, pour wax in each section, freeze and then break into sections.

eta: most of my lint is purple too.
My father has suggested using the lint for fire starting as well. I thought though that I read that the lint has a high amount of the fire retardants they put on kids pjs. Sound familiar to anyone (sometimes I think I read/heard something but may be making it up).

And, ours is usually some shade of purple too.

Sus
post #19 of 37
I saw an art display at my local museum with dryer lint. It was basically lint mixed with elmers glue, rolled into balls and stuck on stuff in a decorative manner. HGTV has a how to for making dryer lint pictures by using different colors of lint stuck together to make pictures.
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by becoming View Post
Ours is purple, too! I think it's from drying so many jeans.
That makes sense because the primary color used in dyeing denim is indigo, or at least that's what I was told....
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