Thursday, 4 July 2013

Needle Felting

Needle Felted Dryer Balls

This is an old fleece that I had laying around, and I didn't know what to do with it. It had been washed and carded by a friend, but didn't turn out as I would have liked so I procrastinated and wasn't happy with the spinning result of it. Finally, I decided to make dryer balls. I chose to needle felt the balls so they are quite packed and firm. I then put the balls into nylon knee-highs, one at a time and tied a knot until I filled the stockings. I then placed them in a mesh bag and into the washer using the hot water cycle to felt them. Then into the dryer. I now have my own dryer balls.

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