#01 Baby Numbat Feltorial

Sleeping Aussie Baby Series, beginner level.

Welcome to the first project of the Sleeping Aussie Baby Series.

Thanks for your interest in needle felting.

I'm going to show you how to create this lovely Numbat out of wool in a matter of hours.

The Numbat is the first Feltorial in a series of twelve. Each Sleeping Aussie Baby teaches you more techniques of this wonderful art form.

After completing this video course you will know:
• The difference between core and top coat.
• What Hand Felting is.
• What Hand Blending is.
• The difference between Tacking and Sculpting.
• How to create the illusion of eyes.
• The art of ear making.
• How to attach stripes.
• How to make a tail.

To make this Numbat you will need:

• A ball of light Romney Core or any other core wool about 8-10 gms.

• Shetland Top Coat in 4 colours; brown 5 gms, grey 5 gms, black 1-2 gms and white 1-2 gms.

Tools you need:
• Size 38 Needle.
• Felting foam (any foam will do, like car sponge).
• 2 Cardboard cards.

• Scissors with pointy tips.
• Optional: glove

"This free tutorial was my first introduction to needle felting. I found Reena’s instruction videos very easy to follow with clear instructions and information. Got me hooked on needle felting and was nice it was free so I could see if needle felting suited me."

- Debbie Ross


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Your Instructor

Reena Lee Harwood
Reena Lee Harwood

Hi I'm Reena,

My needle felting journey started when my sister gave me a needle. I was immediately addicted and became completely obsessed with this magical stabbing. I call it "Acupuncture for the Soul" as it's a mindful distraction from stress, anxiety and depression.

Nature inspires me. I love creating something from natural materials, especially when the fibre comes from my own flock. It’s a wonderful feeling to create something so tactile and emotionally charged and even better to see someone else achieve this. This is why I created a comprehensive course that takes a complete novice needle felter, through to an advanced level, with illusionary realism techniques with twelve adorable "Sleeping Aussie Babies".

Then there is the awesome "Fun Series" which walks everyone through the technique of creating a sturdy and charismatic toy. Each toy giving you a variation on the principle technique. Then there is the latest "Nitty Gritty Series" promising to address singular techniques and tasks, making it a very affordable solution to all of your questions about needle felting in my style.

I just love to share my experiences and encourage, inspire and empower you to find freedom through creation.

So let's start stabbing.


Course Curriculum

  The Core
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  Top Coat
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  The Tail
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  The Ears
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  The Body
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"I first met Reena at a Numbat workshop and have since completed all 12 Aussie Babies. Reena's support has been fantastic and her instructions are very clear. I highly recommend the series and suggest that anyone interested in having a shot at this craft should go for it. It is very satisfying and and highly addictive."

- Jen Thomson

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