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Posted by Eleanor Ozich on

We all know that drying our laundry in the sunshine is the loveliest way to get the job done, but during the colder months, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to make use of a tumble drier. 

This is where these wonderful little balls come in extra handy. Not only do they help to keep your laundry soft, knock out wrinkles and reduce the time your clothes are in the machine, they’re completely natural, being made from felted wool, and should last forever. Simply pop 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oils on to each before placing in the drier with each load, and you're washing will come out smelling heavenly.  

What you’ll need:

Two balls of 100% wool
an old pair of stockings
a large sewing needle

Begin by winding the wool between two fingers, about 15-20 times. Slip the wool from your fingers, and continue to wind the yarn around, whilst moving the bundle in a slow circular motion until you start to form a ball shape.

Continue to add layers, until it’s about twice the size you want, as they will shrink down considerably. Once you are happy with the size, snip the yarn, and then using a needle, sew the the wool through the middle of the ball to the other side to ensure it doesn’t unravel.

Repeat with the remaining wool until you have 5-6 balls.

Cut of a leg from your stockings, and place the balls in one at a time, securing each with a knot in between.

Place in to a large saucepan of water, bring to the boil, and simmer on low for about 15 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly, and then pop them in to your next load of washing to help the balls to shrink and felt.

Once the load has finished, remove the stocking, and then pop the balls in to the tumble drier along with your washing.

Makes 5-6 balls.

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