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Recently I heard that felted wool balls are great alternative to dryer sheets. Apparently they reduce your drying time, soften your laundry, and eliminate static cling. There are places like Stoney Mountain Farm who sell handmade wool balls made from the wool grown on their farm. But for folks who want to try their hand at making their own, there are some good tutorials online. Diane Gilleland recently posted pictures of ones she made using a tutorial by Judy Coates Perez. Both ladies offer great advice and pretty pictures, like the one above by Judy. I suppose for the dryer, I would use natural, undyed wool. Can’t wait to try this and see how well it works.

Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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  • Brenda

    I bought my wool Dryer Balls from http://www.WoolDryerBalls.com because they are undyed, not raveled (raveled balls unravel in the dryer after a few uses) and I have used the same 6 for over a year now!! They really have cut the drying time, I no longer use softeners either, saving us money. I have to buy some more from her to give to my freinds/family for “exotic” holiday gifts.

  • Megnificent Made

    how many uses can you get out of them?