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Felted Wool Dryer Balls

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    Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 11:18am

I'm not sure if this is the right area for this or not, so please move if necessary.

Does anyone have them?  Do they really help with static?  I made some yesterday and they seem to be furry.  Will they leave fur on our clothes?  Should I "hand" felt them some more?  I originally put them in a sock and wash them several times on hot and then dried them on high.
 
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I have some that I have made, and I do think they help in dry time and static.  However, mine do leave some fuzz on certain materials.  I don't ever have it on my clothes (cotton), but on my BGs (suedecoth) there are remnants. I am not sure if the store bought ones are a different type of wool or if they do the same.  I used 100% wool and felted them in the wash and dryer a number of times. 
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Did you keep them in socks or something while felting?

Mine are 100% wool as well, I used batting from a local sheep farm.

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Yes, I felted them in panty hose.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sunsmiles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2012 at 6:22pm
I have some homemade ones and honestly I'm not that impressed.  I really wanted them to help with static but I'm not so sure that they really are...
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I have been using the balls that I made for a couple weeks now.  I have noticed that when they start out saturated they tend to help better with static vs if there are completely dry.  They seem to decrease drying time.  Also, they haven't left fibers on our black clothing, which is good.  I'm not sure how I feel overall yet, but I will be looking into some all natural dryer sheets for DH and my clothes.
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