I am always looking for things that work more naturally, more green, than the toxins we find in practically everything, even dryer sheets or those long chemical names is liquid fabric softener.  I heard about the use of felted wool dry balls several times, and now is the time to try them out.  I found directions on how to make them on eHow, http://www.ehow.com/how_5151381_make-wool-dryer-balls.html.  Felting is a process of using hot water and hot drying to get the scales in the wool to shrink and bind together to become a solid unit.  So I bought some felting wool and made 6 balls out of 2 skeins.  They turned out well.  The balls live in the dryer and really do keep the static electricity down and they also cut down drying time (thus saving electricity) and their bouncing around while the dryer is doing it's job, makes the clothes softer and fluffier.  So here is How to Make Felted Wool Dryer Balls.

Step 1:

Felting wool
Nylon hose (mine are black)
Polyester yarn (scrap piece, not shown)
Washer and Dryer
Yarn needle
<p>thanks....I have wondered how to do this...now I won't have to pay for dryer sheets !,!</p><p>And I will be helping the world...great idea</p>
<p>I made some of these and I've put them through the washer &amp; dryer about 5 times so far and they don't appear to be felting at all. I used a piece of an old wool sweater and used 100% lambs wool yarn wound around it to created a ball. What am I doing wrong?</p>
<p>Great Content on making wool dryer balls. I have been using wool dryer balls for a while now. I have found these dryer balls recently and they are doing a amazing job. check these out too you guys might like them</p><p>www.woondryerballs.com</p>
GREAT way to use up random wool yarn in my stash. Thanks for the idea!
oh this is nice.
Fantastic! I just learned about these and am excited to try them.
Let me know What you think. Thanks for looking.

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