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Dragonfly Safety Pin

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Materials needed to make the Dragonfly Pin:

- Scissors
- 1 yard (.91 meter) strands of Rexlace (or Treslace, as shown here)
- One 2 inch (5 cm) safety pin
 
Directions:

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Fig. 1- Lace one Rexlace strand through the spring end of a safety pin.

 
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Fig. 2- Pass strand end A over safety pin and under strand B.

 

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Fig. 3- Fold strand B under strand A. Pass strand B under one side of the safety pin and back over strand A.

 
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Fig. 4- Pull both ends to tighten the knot.
 
 
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Fig. 5- Pass strand B back under the safety pin and over strand A.

 

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Fig. 6- Fold strand A up over the safety pin and through the loop created by strand B.

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Fig. 7- Pull both ends to tighten the knot.

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Fig. 8- Repeat steps 2 thru 7 until the safety pin is full of knots.

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Finishing:
Tie the remaining Rexlace into a bow to form the wings.

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Fig. 9- With the remaining Rexlace, pass the ends through the large hole in the safety pin. Do not tighten.

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Fig. 10- Pass the ends through the hole again. Do not tighten.

 

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Fig. 11- Tie the ends together. Tighten the knot to the safety pin. Form a second knot if necessary. Trim the ends to the same length of the dragonfly wings.

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