"Mrs. Premise" Lint art by Heidi Hooper

Laundry Lint Artis Visit's Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not
1735 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
United States 1735 Richmond Road Williamsburg 23185

Everyday laundry lint, straight out of a clothes dryer, is the art medium of choice for Heidi Hooper of Stroudsburg, Pa., who uses the various hues of lint to create colorful artwork. Heidi Hooper is a two-time Niche-award winning artist, Hooper makes unique art from dryer lint. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's Sculpture department, she later studied for her Masters' at the Massachusetts College of Art and then taught there for a while as well. After cancer ate away most of her upper arm, she had to find new materials to work with and ended up being the world's leading dryer lint artist. Known as the "dryer lint lady," Hooper is featured in Ripley's "Believe It or Not" book, "Enter If You Dare," for her unusual creations, which she crafts using only one arm. Hooper continued on, determined to make the best art she could with her limitations. Consumer Reports called her "The Andy Warhol of Dryer Lint."