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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017 04:05:36 PM »

Thanks for all the kindness! 

These are the prettiest balls I've ever seen! Cheesy  Thank you so much for the tutorial.  I've had them on my list of things to make, but haven't ventured there yet.  You make it sound totally doable!

What else is on your buffet this year?  I LOVE that idea, too!

Too many things!  I hope to post them all after the holidays.  Soy wax candles, chapstick holders, jewelry, scarves, soap, nail polish, bath bombs, bath tea, notebook covers...and probably a couple of other things I am forgetting. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018 07:17:19 AM »

Have you tried winding the balls of yarn with a ball winder, rather than by hand?  If so, what was your experience?  I don't need to make these right now as I just purchased 4 of them this summer but I'm thinking it would be so much faster to use my ball winder.

Thanks for posting the tutorial!

Connie - Boise, ID
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018 08:29:21 AM »

Hi, it is so interesting that you posted this at this time. I have been making wool dryer balls for several years now. I just started putting together how I make the dryer balls. I have to explain how I do it so many times at my shows that I thought it might be helpful for people to see. I am also going to sacrifice one dryer ball and cut it in half so people can see what is in it. I am ordering a small set of the ones that are sold on Amazon. I want to see the differences and similarities. I do mine just like you do with the exception of I use a strip of 100% wool felt to get everything going. I felt like it gave a more solid center to start with. I originally started using wool sweaters that I felted and cut up from thrift stores and it became harder and harder to find. I can't wait to cut one open to see how they really look in the middle. I also get my wool from Knit Picks. It assures me all of them are the same size/weight and I don't have to measure anything. These are a very popular item right now and make a wonderful gift. Thanks again for posting this. I loved it that I was making mine just like you do.
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018 08:39:00 AM »

Thanks so much for the great tute! I've been wondering how on earth to make these since I'm allergic to practically every single fabric softener on the market. Now to get my hands on some wool!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018 10:34:15 AM »

Other than the contact while winding the balls, will these have any effect on someone with wool allergies from the contact with the clothing while drying? I love the idea of them being reusable but since I can't wear wool articles because it causes breakouts and itching, I wonder if the clothes dried with the wool dryer balls would cause itching as well.
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