Searching through pinterest the other day I came across Wool Dryer Balls. The claim is that they will reduce drying time of clothes in the dryer thus saving money and you will not need to use fabric softener. The more dryer balls in your dryer the less time it should take to dry your clothes. I am all for more money in my pocket, so I thought I would give it a try. I bought yarn for under $5.00, used about an hour of my time and now I have eight dryer balls.
* 100% wool yarn
To create these Dryer balls you need to:
1) Start to wrap the yarn around your hand about 20 times, you then slide the yard off your hand. Take the yarn and continue to wrap it around the middle about another twenty times. It will look like this:
2) Now fold it and start to wrap, wrap it as tight as you can. Keep wrapping around the ball until you have the ball the size you want. Just remember that the balls will shrink over time.
3) Once the ball is the size you want, finish it off by sliding the end of your yarn under a piece somewhere in the ball.
4) The next step is to put your wool balls into the leg of pantyhose. This is where I messed up and ended up having to redo all my balls. When you put them in the pantyhose, put them in one at a time, pull the pantyhose tight, and tie a piece of embroidery floss around it. It will look like this:
5) The next step is to felt them. To do this you put them into the hottest water possible, I boiled water and set mine in it for awhile. Then you need to put them into the dryer on the highest heat. The final step is to take them out of the pantyhose. They will felt more as you use them.