Shibori Dragonfly Pin-Downloadable Instructions only
These are instructions only for the shibori ribbon dragonfly pins. Upon purchasing this item you will receive instructions immediately to download the 4 page instructions with color photos. If you have any questions or problems, email me at email@example.com
The full kit version of this is available separately and also includes these instructions.
The making of this shibori ribbon dragonfly came as a result of a dream I had. The dream involved a family member who transformed into a dragonfly and came to tell me of his future plans. Over the next several days, dragonflies kept appearing in various forms- to the point that I had to notice. Sitting down working on some ribbon flowers it occurred to me to make a butterfly, then of course, the dragonfly. Since then, dragonflies have continued to appear in some very interesting ways. One particular event still has me wondering. I’m not trying to understand it all, I’m just paying attention.
Wondering what dragonfly lore existed, I did a little googling. I found lots of references and among them stories and beliefs that the dragonfly represents an agent of change, of wisdom and enlightenment. I also read of how the iridescent wings of a dragonfly- which allow it to be seen in different colors depending on the angle and polarization of light falling on them-are symbolic of casting off one’s self illusions and unmasking the real self (whom of us couldn’t use a little of that?). In other words, it’s a flight of real self-discovery. Also the dragonfly’s relationship to water interests me.
Whatever the meaning, I’m just noticing. And listening. So I wrote up these instructions and photographed the steps. I hope you enjoy making one or two…