Nothing is more frustrating than conditioning polymer clay and discovering pieces of lint and dust in it. The good news is that it's really easy to remove. Here's how...

Use Isocol rubbing alcohol - you can find it at chemist warehouse. Dip a que tip into the alcohol and gently rub it on the surface of your polymer clay to pick it up off the clay. It is important that you don't use a rubbing alcohol with higher alcohol content as it is too strong for the clay (Isocol rubbing alcohol comes with 64%). 

If the rubbing alcohol isn't picking up the clay, then you will have to cut it out with a scewer or a tool equivalent. A tool like this is really handy. Smooth the clay out with your finger after cutting the clay.

To prevent lint and dust from getting onto your polymer clay, we recommend preparing your space by:

- Using a wet wipe or rubbing alcohol to clean the surface you will be using clay on 

- Washing your hands and letting them drip dry (this will prevent microfibres from the towel from getting onto your hands) or using a wet wipe to wash your hands

- Open up the packets of polymer clay you wish to use prior to washing your hands

- Avoid wearing clothes that are likely to shed, such as a woollen jumper