Penetrating insight; male sexuality; power to mend ills; irritations. Needle in body: sickness in body. Needlework: what one has made of oneself. Idioms: get the needle; needle in a haystack. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
(see Connecting Devices, Fabric, Sewing) An alternative symbol of male sexuality, sometimes in a derogatory sense.
If attached to a thread, the emblem of repair, alteration, and reconnecting. Perhaps a relationship has been torn asunder and needs mending. Or, maybe there is an aspect of self that needs healing or other important adjustments.
Conducting fruitless searches or participating in unproductive worrying (e.g., looking for a “needle in a haystack”).
Tilings, people, or situations that bother you to the point of distraction (e.g., “what’s needling you”).
Knitting needles can represent manipulating circumstances so that they come out a specific way. Alternatively, this may be a type of networking dream in which the fibers of a situation are carefully knit back together.
Embroidery indicates an intense attention to embellishing basic details and making sure everything has finishing touches that reflect your personality.... The Language of Dreams