#02 Baby Ringtail Possum Feltorial

Sleeping Aussie Baby Series, beginner level.

Welcome to the second 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 Ringtail Possum out of wool in a matter of hours.

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

After completing this Feltorial you will know:
  • How to handle unprocessed wool.
  • How I wet felt.
  • How to curl a tail.
  • How to attach larger ears.
  • How to layer your wool.
  • The difference between needle sizes.
To make this Possum you will need:
  • A ball of light Romney Core or any other core wool about 8-10 gms.
  • Raw Gold Corriedale, about 2 gms.
  • Shetland Top Coat in 4 colours; brown 5 gms, grey 5 gms, white 2 gms, black 1 gms.
  • Pink Merino, less then 1 gm.
Tools you need:
  • Size 36 and 38 Needle.
  • Felting foam (any foam will do, like car sponge).
  • Hot water bottle.
  • Liquid soap.
  • Cup with hot water.
  • Iron.
  • Pins.
  • Scissors with pointy tips.
  • Optional: gloves.


Did you know you can buy

a needle felting kit with all the wool and needles you need

on https://www.reenaleecreations.com.au/felting-kits

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 Ácupuncture for the Soul'. 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 beginner at needle felting thru to an advanced level of my illusionary realism.

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

Let's start stabbing.


Course Curriculum

  The Core
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  Top Coat
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  The Body
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  The Tail
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"I felt hugely encouraged and free to experiment after making creatures from Reena Lee's course. I'm new to felting. Her guidance gave me a great starting point to explore the wonderful techniques and discover simple skills that take the ordinary to the extra ordinary! I had felt restricted previously. She is an inspirational teacher. Thank you Reena for helping my creative heart fly."

- Valli Shaughnessy

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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