I was reading about using wool dryer balls instead of fabric softener or fabric sheets. Since I have wool and a felting needle tool, I thought I would give it a try!
I did prick my finger once on each of the balls! It is hard to hold the wool wad in the beginning but once it gets a bit larger, it is a very relaxing adventure!
I thinly layer some wool that has been carded around the initial wad for the center and then methodically stab it over and over and over! It took me about 1/2 an hour to make each of the finished balls. I continue layering and stabbing until I have an orb the size of a tennis ball.
I did weigh them-a half an ounce for each one. Now to give them a try! I will throw them in the dryer to help the load of laundry dry quicker and static free without adding the chemical build up of fabric softener or sheets. I will let you know how it goes!
Here is the tool I used for needle felting them-I couldn't imagine using a single felting needle for this!
We have a nesting pair of Sandhills! They come to eat, one at a time and we found the nest out back in the swamp. I will try to get a picture of the eggs in the nest!
One sock done, starting on the foot of the other!
Another Brioche dishcloth off the needles. I had a few friends over for a knitting day and tried to teach them how to make this........it was a bit complicated but they are going to continue to give it a go. We might have another class soon to address this stitch! We had a great time and I totally forgot to get a picture of us! Bad blogger......