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  1. #1
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    Dec 2003
    Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

    Making lint

    Greetings all,

    I don't mean for this to seem elementary, but I have used the search function and not come up with anything. I was wondering how many of you have had experience in scraping lint and what would be the easiest way to do it with a large group of kids. I am working on an interpretive activity for a school tour and thought this might be an interesting option.

    My main concerns are: a) What type of linen is the most suitable, or does it matter? b) Do you need very sharp knives for scraping or can it be done with dull ones?

    Any suggestions will be well appreciated.

    All the best,
    Matthew P. Cassady

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003

    Re: Making lint

    Mr. Cassady,

    If you go to you will find an article regarding lint by Virginia Mescher. If you pick apart the threads making up the fabric then you will avoid the need to scrape (and use knives) at all.
    Emmanuel Dabney
    Atlantic Guard Soldiers' Aid Society

    "God hasten the day when war shall cease, when slavery shall be blotted from the face of the earth, and when, instead of destruction and desolation, peace, prosperity, liberty, and virtue shall rule the earth!"--John C. Brock, Commissary Sergeant, 43d United States Colored Troops

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

    Re: Making lint

    I think that's probably the best way to go. No sooner had I posted my question than I came across that article.

    Thank you for your advice.

    Matthew P. Cassady

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