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Dragonfly Needle Case

from Bobbie Ashley Designs
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Dragonfly Needle Case
Dragonfly Needle Case

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Embroidery, beading

Pattern Description:

Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew:
Thro' crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson- 1833

From the glittering wings to the breathtaking perfection of a Dragonfly's colors, the diversity of this fairy-like insect has always been a source of inspiration. Create a unique needle case encrusted with pears and Austrian Crystals.

Happy Stitching ya'll,
Bobbie Ashley

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions: vbd@satx.rr.com

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size, 3.5w x 5.5h


  • 8 1/2 x 11 Sheet of Cardboard, 1/8th Yd Heather Colored Cotton, 1/8th Yd White Felt Fabric, Tac Glue, Needlepoint Inc. Silk Embroidery Thread Azure, #486, Pansy, #104, Delft Blue, #464, Krienik Metallic Thread #102, size #8 Beads 50-3mm White Pearls, 2-6mm Austrian Crystals, Mill Hill Beads Silver Moon, #3007

You Will Also Need:

  • Pencil, Tracing paper/light box, No 8 Crewel Needle, No 10 Beading Needle, 4 Clear Snaps, Matching Sewing Thread, Medium Embroidery Hoop