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    Felted wool dryer balls

    Went to a free class at a local library that supplied all the materials. Put them in the wash today to felt. It was super easy and am looking forward to trying them out. Supposedly, they reduce drying time and static cling??? If they work, I will make some for friends. It was super easy and fun for this non-crafty person!

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    Please keep me posted. I was going to buy some from Amazon.

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    I bought them and love them! They don't seem to shorten the drying time, but my clothes feel softer. I never used fabric softener, so this is a way to get them softer without smells.

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    What is the science behind this?

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    Kinda like the science of putting tennis shoes in with your down comforter

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    I am interested in whether they help with static. I've pretty much stopped using fabric softener sheets and static is my one complaint. I've never felt that my clothes needed to feel softer.

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    I remove paints and shirts from the dryer when barely damp. This avoids both static and the need to iron. The rest I dry completely but I never have static. I wonder why ...

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    I don’t dry any of my shirts and my pants only half way. Haven’t used dryer sheets in years.

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    I get static if I have acrylic or polyester things. Otherwise no. I looked on like at how to make them, then saw the for what I considered a reasonable price compared to finding wool yarn. I am happy to have them. They do shrink though because I see lots of lovely fluff in the lint screen. I put it in the compost.

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    I am interested to hear if they work in a super dry climate. I deal with static if I do not have dryer sheets, and it is significant. I use the fragrance free ones, but without them my clothes are a ball of cling.

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