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« on: November 06, 2013 05:31:33 PM »

I wasn't sure if I shoulda included this with my other post of wool felted soaps.. sorry if I did it wrong. I'm super new. But I wanted to share my other wool projects. Smiley

These are 100% wool dryer balls made with wool roving. I dry felt them, then wet felt them, then dry felt them. Kinda labor intensive but they are fun. Again, it's therapeutic to stab things over and over sometimes haha.






If I ever do detailed dryer balls again, I'll do a photo tutorial. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013 06:18:26 PM »

YES! I made some dryer balls before but I just made them all white. These are splendid! I've wanted to make some with decoration but haven't gotten to it yet. I am so glad you have! What an inspiration you are! I don't think you should made this and the last post one because they are very different crafts, even using the same technique. Welcome to Craftster! I can't wait to see more of what you make here on our fiber boards.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013 10:07:39 PM »

They are beautiful. Could they be used for juggling?
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013 04:03:08 AM »

These are Fun!!!  Cheesy Cheesy I've made up dryer balls as well. A great way to use up scraps of fiber left from other projects.

You don't really need to go through the process of dry felting/wet felting/dry felting - dryer balls will naturally become more felted with use in the dryer. Just making them larger than you eventually want them to be works fine! =^..^=
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013 12:43:04 PM »

I like how colourful they are and that you made character ones - who said laundry couldn't be fun?

I've made a needle felted dragon, and snowmen heads for ornaments one year - yes, it is fun to stab at thing - unless it happens to poke through to your thumb Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013 06:01:39 PM »

jex: Thanks! Cheesy

yoo: I don't see why not... though they are only about 3-4oz, I'm not sure if juggling balls need to be a certain weight to juggle properly... I don't know how to juggle lol

Harlan: Yeah I kinda make a loose ball with a bit of dry felting to get it to stay some what in place, then put it in panty hose and throw it in the wash. Sometimes I have to dry felt it again to get the little bits back in place... or if I"m adding more like I did the details of the faces.

Ony: OMG, who knew a little needle could hurt so much! I totally feel you. I lose focus sometimes and it sure perks me back up!
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014 05:27:41 AM »

Natural,

Very Nice work.. I also make felted "Art" balls as well. I really like your "Nightmare" balls.. Do you have an Artist Page on Facebook that I could check out?  My page is at www.facebook.com/Kenswoolballs

Happy Felting..

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014 08:00:13 AM »

I just made some dryer balls last weekend also.  But mine are just one or two colors and they're for actually using in the dryer, they're not art or anything.  My husband isn't sold yet Smiley
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