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.