A couple weeks ago, I was doing some needle felting with friends.
We spent the afternoon poking wool, talking and eating.
After they left, I decided to make some wool dryer balls before I put the wool away.
Here is a peek at the process.
I use raw, clean wool, wool yarn, wool roving and nylons for mine.
I start with the raw wool and wrap it into a ball.
Then I wrap that with either wool yarn or a wool roving.
I try to cover as much of the white wool as I can.
I used multi-colored yarn for some and multiple colors of wool roving for others.
I bought a couple raw fleeces a few years ago.
I washed and cleaned the wool, dyed it and carded it to make my own wool roving.
It is not as vibrant or consistent as purchased roving.
But I am so proud that I did it myself.
After each ball is rolled, wrapped and ready, I tuck it into a nylon knee high and tie it off.
I continue to add balls and tie the nylon until it is full.
Generally I get 5-6 per knee high.
The next part of process will be the wet felting...
Not at all difficult.
I will add these to the next several loads of laundry washed in hot water.
Come back to see how they turned out and learn more about what I do with them when they are done.
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