I hang much of our clothing and dry others on our indoor drying rack. At our previous home we had built a clothes line but I haven’t done that here; we’ve talked about putting up a clothesline drying tree here but have yet to do it. Regardless of all that, I still love the dryer (gentle!) for many things.
A couple weeks ago I was visiting my aunt, a wool-loving knitter, and I mentioned that I would like to make dryer balls. I had tried the hard, plastic kind of dryer balls with teeth before but they were so hard on my fabric fibers that I was anxious to try wool balls. Etsy had so many pretty ones but some are quite pricey, especially when you add in Canadian shipping.. Immediately we went online and Google found us this DIY post and got busy.
It’s a very simple process to make, though we did discover that they do need to be wound tight , as if they are not tight enough, they will unravel. We had a few come loose during felting that we hand to wind back up and I’ve had one that unraveled after felting, while it was actually in use. Other than that, so far I’ve been pleased with how they look on top of the dryer (sooo pretty!) and we shall see how they work in terms of eliminating static and drying clothes faster.
Have you ever heard of dryer balls?