Keeping an Eye on 'The Washing': #laundry

How do women writers’ and artists’ domestic lives affect them–the time we have free for our creative work, the way we do it and what we include in it? I'm researching one aspect of this, the role of #laundry, or ‘the washing’, as it’s sometimes called. How does #laundry affect artists’ and writers’ lives? How does it appear in our stories and films? Please feel free to share your images and stories with me! My story: http://bit.ly/1anCGmH #longreads
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The rise and rise of dryers...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718658/Decline-clothes-line-costing-families-millions-Half-British-households-use-tumble-dryer-week-warm-summer-months.html

The rise and rise of dryers...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718658/Decline-clothes-line-costing-families-millions-Half-British-households-use-tumble-dryer-week-warm-summer-months.html

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A beautiful image from my mate Roberta. Many thanks to her.

A beautiful image from my mate Roberta. Many thanks to her.

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From Fiona Lovatt in Kano: "Yards dyed in the morning, dry in a few hours. Yet to be ironed and taken to the fabric market."

From Fiona Lovatt in Kano: "Yards dyed in the morning, dry in a few hours. Yet to be ironed and taken to the fabric market."

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One of the most beautiful washing pictures I've ever seen! From Anne Flournoy's The Louise Log webseries blog.

One of the most beautiful washing pictures I've ever seen! From Anne Flournoy's The Louise Log webseries blog.

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Scene in the bush showing a thatched hut, three people, and washing on a line.

Scene in the bush showing a thatched hut, three people, and washing on a line.

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Natural, Homemade Laundry Soaps:  Use baking soda, white vinegar, lemon juice and other natural ingredients to clean, soften, whiten and freshen your clothes — no harsh chemicals necessary! (Click to read more). By Jeffrey Hollender with Alexandra Zissu. Photo By Andie Edwards. via motherearthnewsmag on #Tumblr • #DIY #home #laundry #green #lifestyle ⛅

Natural, Homemade Laundry Soaps: Use baking soda, white vinegar, lemon juice and other natural ingredients to clean, soften, whiten and freshen your clothes — no harsh chemicals necessary! (Click to read more). By Jeffrey Hollender with Alexandra Zissu. Photo By Andie Edwards. via motherearthnewsmag on #Tumblr • #DIY #home #laundry #green #lifestyle ⛅

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Check out these washing pics! From Jane Campion's 'Bright Star' scrapbook. This scrapbook is soooo beautiful. A fine, fine, artist journal.

Check out these washing pics! From Jane Campion's 'Bright Star' scrapbook. This scrapbook is soooo beautiful. A fine, fine, artist journal.

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