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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Making Eco-Friendly Dryer Balls


 In preparation for upcoming Earth Day Festivals as well as our Farm Stand opening for the season, I really want to start offering more eco-friendly things. So I began to do some research on just that! Dryer Balls cut down the drying time of your dryer, absorbs the moisture as well as making you clothes softer. I start with lots of wool to make just one...
 then wrap and wrap and wrap layers of wool as tight as you can, bringing around and around to make it tight.
 Then take a felting needle and felt and felt them as tight as you can.
 With a nice basket of tight and felted balls...
 you can put them in a stocking but I am not a stocking kind of girl and didn't really have any on hand. I did however have a few old socks. Through trial and error, I did use a black sock and it left a lot of black lint on the balls. Also, turning the inside out netted better result.
The whole process is repeated again and even again if the ball is not big enough. This picture shows some finished on the left with some dyed wool as well as some plain. They will be available soon on our Etsy, Earth Day at Ansonia Nature Center April 26th and our Farm Stand which should open when the weather gets a little nicer!

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