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Wool Dryer Balls | Set of 6 | Tumble dryer laundry hack

Wool dryer balls are the best, most eco-friendly hack for laundry drying. They:

  • reduce tumble drying time
  • do away with fabric softener
  • reduce static electricity
  • replace dryer sheets (which are single use and made of artificial materials)

This set of six natural wool dryer balls will become your new favourite laundry hack.

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*** This wool dryer balls set now comes with 6 balls instead of 4 for the same price ***

Are you ready for the best way to dry your clothes in the tumble dryer? Best of all, you’ll also be saving the planet with this eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets.

Welcome to your new laundry hack.

What are tumble dryer balls?

Dryer balls help reduce tumble drying time and save your clothes from prolonged friction and heat. The core of these wool dryer balls are made of 100% natural sheep’s wool that I have hand washed and processed from fleeces*. The fleeces have been sourced directly from the shepherds, here in the UK, and the sheep are high-welfare, grass-fed happy animals.

(*- the outer layer might be processed wool from UK-based mills instead of my hand processed fleeces, so you can get a smooth-looking set of dryer balls.)

Do wool dryer balls actually work?

There are many benefits to wool balls: they reduce tumble drying time up to 30% by absorbing excess moisture, they can reduce static electricity and you can even forego the use of fabric softener during washing.

Because these dryer balls are made of natural wool, they don’t release any chemicals, making them the superior alternative to dryer sheets or rubber dryer balls. Just pop them in the tumble dryer with your clothes, turn the machine on like usual and you’re golden.

Here’s a great tip: add a couple drops of your favourite essential oil to each ball for extra freshness.

 

Can wool laundry balls damage my tumble dryer or my clothes?

No. They’ll simply toss the clothes around, decreasing drying time and fluffing your items up in the process. Just make sure you’re not overstuffing your dryer so the wool balls can do their work properly (overstuffing also decreases your machine’s efficacy, with or without drying aids!)

How long do wool dryer balls last?

If properly taken care of, they’ll last you a very, very long time (I’m talking years). They may pill with use and shrink slightly but that won’t change their efficacy. You can remove the pills or just leave them with that well-loved look.

So if you’ve ever wondered, “why should I use dryer balls?” here’s your answer. You’ll never go back to those chemical-laden dryer sheets or loud rubber balls.

These top rated dryer balls come in a handmade storage bag and are one of my best selling items. 

I wrote a whole blog post about how marvellous wool dryer balls are, read it and find out why they’ll change your laundry for the better.

 

Please note: these dryer balls are made using natural, hand-processed wools from different fleeces and therefore not every batch will look as the ones shown in the photos (some may be more yellow, depending on the sheep that grew the fibre). There might also be a small presence of clean vegetable matter, a natural by-product of hand processing.

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Weight 0.250 kg

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Keep wool top/roving or art batts in a dry room away from direct sunlight. Airtight boxes are recommended. Don’t place anything heavy on top of the fibre to avoid squishing it.
    Handle silk hankies with moisturised hands to avoid them sticking to your skin.
  • I recommend adding lavender sachets to the storage container for pest prevention.
  • Hand wash your finished product separately using wool-specific detergents, dry flat. Hand dyed fibres may bleed a little in the first couple of washes.

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PACKAGING AND SHIPPING

All my spinning and felting fibres are carefully wrapped in a paper bag and then shipped using a fully compostable mailing bag.

P&P is priced according to Royal Mail’s most recent rates. 

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Your best crafting is my goal

Your best spinning and felting life is all I’m about. I want you to love and be excited by your fibre projects. I care whether your fab felting idea comes to life. Your spinning needs to be everything you ever dreamed of and I want to help you get there. My fibres, from art batts to silk hankies are all created with your best crafting life in mind.

Hi, I’m Eleanor and I want to be a part of your lovely hand crafting journey.

I’ll do all of this without compromising on quality or my eco values: I source my wool from ethical, local suppliers and I hand dye my fibre using the most planet-friendly techniques at my disposal.

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