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Set of Three 100% Wool Handmade Dryer Balls with Optional Cottage Basket
Set of Three 100% Wool Handmade Dryer Balls with Optional Cottage Basket
Set of Three 100% Wool Handmade Dryer Balls with Optional Cottage Basket
Set of Three 100% Wool Handmade Dryer Balls with Optional Cottage Basket
Set of Three 100% Wool Handmade Dryer Balls with Optional Cottage Basket
Set of Three 100% Wool Handmade Dryer Balls with Optional Cottage Basket

Set of Three 100% Wool Handmade Dryer Balls with Optional Cottage Basket

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I have been using wool dryer balls for years here at 1840 Farm.  With allergies and sensitive skin playing a role in our family life, I try to limit the amount of perfumes, dyes, and additives in our home from our cleaning products to the laundry room.  I find that using these 100% wool dryer balls allows me to naturally achieve the results of traditional fabric softener without any chemicals.  Our skin is happier and so am I.  Now you can join me in using these natural dryer balls in your laundry room and say goodbye to buying dryer sheets and fabric softener forever!

Each of these dryer balls is handmade right here at 1840 Farm.  We use 100% pure wool, working to create a ball by hand from the inside out.  We don’t use other materials for the core of our dryer balls.  Instead, they are 100% wool from the inside out.  Once we have created a wool ball, we triple felt the fiber until it is a firm ball.  We use no chemicals to do this, choosing to only use organic peppermint castile soap as a felting agent which helps to improve the fiber’s ability to felt and join tightly together.  It also lends a natural, fresh, light scent to the wool.

This listing includes three dryer balls with the option to add a Small Cottage Basket to hold the dryer balls when not in use.  The dryer balls are available in two color options:  natural and seaglass.  The natural set is made up of three balls in a natural ecru color.  The seaglass set includes one ball in each of three colors:  sand, grey, and aquamarine. Each wool dryer ball measures approximately 2 – 2 ½ inches in width.  As each dryer ball is shaped by hand, there may be subtle differences in size.

The optional Small Cottage Basket is made a bit differently than our fabric wrapped baskets.  The Cottage Basket is made using the raw natural cotton cording and stitched together with buttercream colored thread.  The finished size of the basket is around 4 inches high and the top circumference measures slightly over 7 inches.  The base is a circle measuring roughly 5 inches.  This basket can easily hold the dryer balls when not in use or unmatched socks on top of the dryer in your laundry room.

Dryer balls are incredibly effective. These balls will tumble with your laundry in the dryer, naturally separating the damp laundry and helping to create air pockets between them, allowing the warm air from the dryer to circulate and dry the laundry more efficiently.  Our wool dryer balls will help to reduce the overall drying time.  They also help to combat static cling and wrinkles by preventing the laundry from becoming compressed as it dries.  Some reports estimate that using wool dryer balls will reduce the drying time for a full load of laundry by 25%!

Wool dryer balls are safe for use with any type of laundry.  They can completely replace traditional dryer sheets and fabric softener or be used in conjunction with your favorite products.  They can be scented with natural essential oils or used as is at any temperature setting in your dryer.  Simply add the balls to your dryer with damp laundry and dry as usual.

As you remove your dry laundry from the dryer, you can place the dryer balls in their lovely basket.  It’s beautiful displayed in your laundry room, on top of the dryer, or in the cabinet with your laundry supplies.  The basket is large enough to hold a trio of our wool dryer balls and two or three bottles of essential oil. I have been using our set here at the farmhouse for more than four years and they are still going strong.

Our Cottage Baskets are made by hand here at 1840 Farm.  Each basket begins as a coil of cotton cording and is then stitched together using a zigzag stitch on our sewing machine.  I continue to wrap the coil and shape the basket as it is stitched, ending in our trademark fiddlehead spiral design.  Because the baskets are all hand shaped, each one is a true original.  Each handmade basket has its own unique stitch pattern and slight variation in shape.

I make our fabric items using the same technique my Great Grandmother used over 50 years ago.  She lovingly transformed worn out clothing into useful household items that were used in their New England farmhouse.  While her items were made purely for utility purposes, it is my goal to create beautiful handmade items that can serve a useful purpose in your home.

Our coiled baskets can be cleaned by spot washing or in the gentle cycle of your washing machine.  Gently reshape the basket while still damp and allow to air dry.  Overturning the damp basket on top of a bowl will ensure that it retains its shape while drying.

This listing is for one set of three handmade wool dryer balls and an optional handmade coiled basket.  Both the basket and dryer balls are made from natural materials and may show slight variations in color.  We have attempted to represent their color, shape, and construction honestly in the photographs that accompany this listing.  Other items shown in the photographs are not included in the sale price.  Those items were used for photographic purposes only.  Their use was intended to show the utility and various uses of the basket.

This listing is for one set of three handmade wool dryer balls and an optional handmade coiled basket.  Both the basket and dryer balls are made from natural materials and may show slight variations in color.  We have attempted to represent their color, shape, and construction honestly in the photographs that accompany this listing.  Other items shown in the photographs are not included in the sale price.  Those items were used for photographic purposes only.  Their use was intended to show the utility and various uses of the basket.