Sunday, July 06, 2014

Felted Drier Balls

 I have a group of drier balls ready for the upcoming Farmers' Market.  I thought you'd like to see them before and after final felting.

Here they are ready (or almost ready...note the color of the bird's beak) for final felting:

Then they get stuffed into an old stocking or two.  I use twisty ties between drier balls to keep them separate.

The balls get soaked in a bucket of water, squeezed to get some water out, and then they go through a cycle in the clothes washer and the drier.  After that, I do a little bit of touch-up needle felting and they are ready to pair together and use.

1 comment:

EGunn said...

Very cute! What do they actually do in the drier? Do you use them instead of drier sheets somehow?