#02 Baby Ringtail Possum Feltorial
Sleeping Aussie Baby Series, beginner level.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Size 36 and 38 Needle.
- Felting foam (any foam will do, like car sponge).
- Hot water bottle.
- Liquid soap.
- Cup with hot water.
- Scissors with pointy tips.
- Optional: gloves.
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.
"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