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Stray threads become artistic cards

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When I finish a sewing project, I clean my sewing-room floor with an adhesive lint roller. The threads that adhere often form a design reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s work. [Editor’s note: Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was an influential American abstract expressionist who used the “drip and splash” method of painting instead of using a paint brush.] When my lint roller’s outer layer becomes full of threads and lint, I affix it to folded card stock, creating a unique note card. If any tackiness remains, I press it against one of my sweaters to cover the stickiness with lint. It’s a great way to create cards that my friends—especially friends who sew—enjoy receiving.

—Suzanne Marquart, New Fairfield, Connecticut

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terrierowell writes: Thanks for this tip I save All My embroidery machine thread (just because I cant bear throwing it away) so this is a great tip as I also make cards. Instead of the lint roller you could use Jac Paper to secure threads. This tip certainly has my brain ticking over. Now wear did I put those THREADS?
Posted: 10:44 pm on February 20th
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