Flexible Bodkin Here's a handy way to thread ribbons, elastic and yarn through casings. Flexible braided wire "needle" has an adjustable loop at 1 end. Put yarn, etc. through loop and tighten bead to hold it in place. Then guide the bodkin through casing. Rounded bead on tip of bodkin makes it safe and easy to slide through without poking holes in your project. 11-1/2" long.