As practical as they are everlasting and beautiful, these locally hand dyed dryer balls are simply a must-have. Why rely on tennis balls that trap bacteria or plastic that will break down when you could have these high-quality hand-crafted 100% wool felted balls? Do your laundry in style while naturally softening clothes, and removing wrinkles and static without harmful chemicals. Reduce your dryer times and conserve energy with these long-lasting works of art.
Please note: these dryer balls are sold by the color family, and they are hand-dyed, so each one will be a unique color. Photos are to illustrate some of the shades possible within each color family. Please leave an order note if you would like a specific shade and we will do our best to accommodate.
Standard dryers should use at least three dryer balls, and for large capacity dryers, use five to six.
Fiber Content: 100% Felted Sheep's Wool
Dimensions: Approximately 9.5-inch circumference and 3-inch diameter
Unit Weight: 46 grams (1.62 ounces) per Dryer Ball
Country of Origin: United States of America
Dryer Ball Tips from Jennefer Marker
- These 100% wool balls are meant to be kept in your dryer. If they accidentally end up in your washer at any point, it won't hurt them, they will just felt more and become a little smaller.
- Dyes used are specifically made for wool. They will not run, and dyed balls are safe to your in white loads.
- Why wool versus tennis balls or plastic ones? They all work the same way, but natural wool is anti-bacterial. The wonky smell you get with tennis balls over time lets you know that not being anti-bacterial can become a problem.
- How many do you need to use at one time? Standard size dryers should have at least 3 and an extra-large capacity dryer should have 5-6. The more you add after this, the more efficient the drying process becomes.
- Remember that no matter how many you put in, if you are overstuffing your dryer, they won't work. The dryer balls need room to "punch" out the clothes as the drum tumbles. This is what decreases the static electricity and cuts down on drying time. The clothes are being separated out, so the air can circulate more, so that the clothes are not rubbing on each other.
- What about essential oils? You can put drops of essential oils onto the dryer balls to diffuse while your dryer is running. I recommend putting a few drops on when you put your laundry into the washer. Then, by the time the clothes are ready for the dryer, the oils have absorbed into the balls, which reduces the potential for staining your clothes. What are good essential oils to use? For deodorizing: citrus oils (lemon, grapefruit, lime, orange, etc). For disinfectants: rosemary, tea tree, peppermint, or spearmint. For a nice clean scent: basil or eucalyptus. For calming scents: lavender or chamomile.
- If you tend to dry synthetic-based fabrics, try attaching a safety pin to one of the balls. This will assist with these fabrics that attract excessive static.
About Compass Moon Creations
Compass Moon Creations is the passion project of Jennefer Marker. From a little girl sitting in front of a knitting tower to a young woman knitting her first scarf to combat the frigid Minnesota winter to the north Idahoan craftswoman she is today, Jennefer found herself questing for a better, softer yarn. That is until she learned to create it herself. Over the past seven years, she has taken Compass Moon Creations to new heights, crafting and hand dyeing beautiful yarns, fibers, even stitch markers!
Jennefer strives to support the Northwest fiber farm community, and her fiber is primarily sourced from over 22 local hobby farms, homegrown from happy, healthy Inland Northwest sheep. Jennefer’s whole family gets involved with prepping the fleeces to make something special with them! Handspun and hand-dyed yarn, gorgeous carded art batts for spinning and felting, dryer balls, felting supplies, fiber locks and so much more! She primarily uses sheep’s wool, alpaca, and goat fiber, but will spin and use everything from angora rabbit to camel….whatever soft, luscious stuff she can get her hands on! Besides yarns and fiber goodies, Jennefer also enjoys creating funky stitch markers, earrings, and *bling* that promote fiber & yarn love!