I love all things fibre, I'm a hand spinner, weaver, dyer, rug hooker, hand stitcher and just love creating in general. I try to create practical useful items for others to enjoy. Here you will find the day to day workings of my projects. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
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.