Let me tell you.....I love this little ball!!! First of all our dryer is getting old and gets used way too much and most times I have to run it more than 1 time. I have been using this ball and I have not had to run it more than once using this ball. Also a big thing I noticed is that my clothes don't come out wrinkled. The clothes look so nice when they come out of the dryer. You do not need a dryer sheet when using this ball so think of the money you could save.
These dryer balls would make great wedding gifts or housewarming gifts!
I asked Hooked On Wool Primitives to tell me more about her shop:
When did you open your Etsy shop? I opened my shop in November or 2008. However, I really haven't done much with it until this last Fall.
Can you tell me a little about yourself? I grew up raising and showing sheep in New England. I was at a show in Barnstable, Ma when I met my husband - he raised and showed sheep too. After we got married,he continued to work with the sheep while I started working with the fibers.
I became very interested in hooked rugs some years back while shopping at an antique shop. After collecting them for over 25+ years, I decided I should be hooking my own pieces.I have done most of my work for my family and friends. Once I started working with the wool fabric, a friend and I started playing around with the wool and learned the art of felting.
When I found etsy on line I thought it would be a great place to sell when I am not at my fiber shows.
I have 2 beautiful girls and 4 fantastic grandchildren from 18 to 6. Thankfully they all live only 30 miles away so I get to see them and work with them as much as possible.
I am the President of my local Spinner's and Weaver's Guild.
Can you tell me how the dryer balls work and how long they last? Basically the wool dryer balls help the circulation of the air in the dryer. As the balls bounce back and forth on clothes they will absorb the moisture and thus cut the time in the dryer. With that you can save the cost of energy. There will be no chemical by-products added or left in your clothes. The static in laundry is highly reduced and the dryer balls can be used over and over. I have customers that have used the same ball for over 4 months at a time. Then, it becomes a great toy for your kids and even your cat or dog.
Can you tell me about the adorable little creatures in your shop and explain what needle felting is? I love needle felting 3-D characters. My characters are usually seasonal. However, I do custom work of all kinds for individual. I usually just need a picture to go by. All are solid wool and one of a kind.
Felting is the process of making a fabric by matting and condensing fibers together. Needle felting is condensing the fibers into a flat or shaped object with a very sharp and barbed needle. The fibers best to use are wools.
Buy It - These dryer balls cost $8.50 and can be used for months so you are saving money by using these balls. Not to mention the electric you can save from the drying time being shortened.
Win It - Hooked On Wool Primitives is giving away a dryer ball to 1 of my readers. This giveaway is open to my readers in the US only.How To Win:
Mandatory Entry (this must be done before you can gain any extra entries) - Visit Hooked On Wool Primitives and tell me your favorite item in her shop.
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This giveaway will end on April 30, 2010 and is open to my readers in the US only. I will select a winner using a random number generator and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I select a new winner.