Make Your Own Felted Wool Dryer Balls


  • Wool Roving
  • 100% Cotton Yarn
  • Nylon Stocking
  • Kitchen String


  1. You need wood roving. You can find this from most craft and yarn stores. It looks like a big mass of wool straight from a sheep. Wool roving is what wool looks like before it's spun into yarn.
  2. For each ball, you'll need 3-4 ounces of roving (best to weigh it), and roll it into a tight ball.
  3. Wrap your ball tightly with 100% wool yarn.
  4. Place inside a stocking of cut off pair of hose (cheap knee high's from drug store work great). Tie off with kitchen string (not yarn).
  5. Toss in a hot machine wash cycle, then dry on high - this will "felt" the ball (it will shrink considerably).
  6. Remove the hose and sprinkle with 20 drops Lavender essential oil per ball.
  7. I recommend that you use about 5-6 balls per drying load to get maximum anti-static and fragrance effect.
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