How To - Make Dryer Balls with Leftover Mama Knows Luxury Big Stitch Yarn (Or Any Wool Roving) And Add Simple Designs
I've been telling my clients for around a year now that they should use their MKL Big Stitch Yarn Scraps to make Dryer Balls. Today I made a video to show how easy it is and in this post I'll share all the things I learned along the way.
I started making Dryer Balls last year as "filler" for my Craft Market tables. I noticed that people go crazy over them and my access to roving is vast, so I started buying whatever wool roving happened to be on sale at the time and got to work on learning to make dryer balls. Here's one of the first ones I ever made, it's REALLY ugly, but I have a special love for it and use it all the time!! It works fine, but I can't imagine a client would want to buy it.
Over the past few weeks I have been on a quest with two objectives: 1) learn to consistently create dryer balls that are light and airy and that look lovely and 2) figure out how to make dryer balls using an ounce or less of roving. The idea behind number two is that most of my big stitch clients purchase our Pattern Kits, which means they already have the felting tool. They will usually have around an ounce of scraps leftover once their item is completed.
Here's how my dryer balls come out 98% of the time now:
After a tonne of trial and error and dryer balls that came out either heavy and hard or weirdly shaped, I finally found an easy technique that I like. I combined basic needle felting and the tried and true "pantyhose" method. I gathered a tonne of advice from amazing maker friends, took the best from each and combined it all into one easy project.
If you have ever wondered about making dryer balls, I highly recommend you checkout my video (click HERE or on the photo below). I mention in the video that soon you will be able to get the Multi Needle Felting Tool in our shop, stay tuned and be sure to follow us on social media where we will be sure to announce once they have arrived!
Next I made a video which shows how simple it is to put cute designs on your dryer balls with simple needle felting! You can click on the pic below to go see the video or Click Here to get your own Beginner Felter/Weaver Kit!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the video! Be sure to share with your friends :)