Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yet, Another Use for WOOL

I have an ever growing list on my" To Do List" board on Pinterest.
Today I get to check a wool project off the list.

Wool Dryer Balls- I have had the roving stashed for this project for quite some time.

I have read several  tutorials on  different blogs on how to make them.
There were a  few differences on how they were made but the results are pretty much  the same.
You need 100 percent WOOL. Some used yarn, scraps of wool clothing or roving.

I used wool yarn that I have had from a previous project and wool roving that I bought at the Fiber Festival just for this project.

I made a ball of yarn for the inside and covered it with roving.

I had enough to make three.

I put the balls in some tights. One at a time, tying off the end before placing another one in.

I Put them in the washing machine on a setting with HOT water.
They need to be washed more than once.
The second and third washing was  with a regular load of laundry.
( I hate to waste)

You want to wash them until they are felted enough to stay together.
They  become more felted as they are used in the dryer or so I have heard.

After 3 washings...

I have to say that it was one of the easiest projects I have done.  They are definately not perfect but I am happy with my first venture.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the purpose behind the project.
Well according to the experts they:

1. Cut down drying time
2. Eliminate Static Cling
3. Clothes come out softer

A good way to replace the dryer sheets with a more natural resource.


  1. I had never heard of that, thanks for sharing. Let me know how it works. Glad you linked up to the Homemaker Hop! Have a great weekend!

    1. I would like to make a few more. I read 5 is a good number with a large load.
      Thank you for hosting the Blog Hop!

  2. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


  3. Washing You can add a few drops of essential oil to your washing soap or detergent. It is best to choose a liquid and one with little or no fragrance to do this.
    Wool Balls For Dryer


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