Willings Hands - The counted thread embroidery of Betsy Morgan
Discover the wonders that await inside each embroidered case as Betsy shares how to stitch and construct not only the etuis, but every pin cushion, thimble case, scissor sheath, fob, thread winder and needlebook.
For more than two decades Betsy Morgan has captivated the needlework community with her delightful etuis and charming stitching accessories.
Now, for the very first time, a wonderful selection of her endearing designs has been brought together in one publication to celebrate her amazing career; designing, creating and teaching her beautiful counted thread work.
8 etuis, 36 accessories, over 90 cross stitch charts using 36 different counted thread techniques.
'Willing Hands' features the following projects:
Toy Chest EtuiCharming box etui shaped like a toy chest with antique toy-inspired accessories including a doll scissor sheath, Jacob’s ladder needlebook, primer pincushion, block button box, cup-and-ball thimble holder, drum waxer box and pencil basket scissor fob.
Helix EtuiEtui pouch with unique spiral construction and matching accessories including a scissor sheath, pincushion, tool pouch and scissor fob, all stitched with vibrant colours.
This One’s for Betty EtuiBiscornu-shaped etui adorned with beautiful floral, fruit and geometric designs. Accessories include a needlebook, waxer box, pincushion, thimble bag, button pocket and scissor fob.
Elizabethan Casket EtuiSuperb box etui inspired by a 17th century embroidered casket and a range of sampler styles. Accessories include a thimble bag, needlebook, pin cube and scissor fob.
Virgin Queen’s Stitching WalletFolding wallet etui decorated with abundant floral and fruit designs using a pretty colour palette. Accessories include two thread winders, a needlebook and scissor fob.
Pioneer Girl’s Book EtuiNostalgic sampler etui that opens like a book revealing a pin roll and two boxes to hold stitching accessories including a scissor pocket, two thread winders and a scissor fob.
The Swan’s Bower EtuiElegant, folding etui accessorised with a needle holder and pockets to contain a scissor sheath, scissor fob and thread minder.
Emie’s EtuiFolding wallet etui with bands of flowers, pomegranates, acorns and geometric designs in stunning colours. Pockets hold a large needlebook, thread winder and scissor fob. A thimble bag is attached to the closure loop.
Get this book for your library and feast your eyes every day with inspiration for many-many projects of your own! Happy stitching!
It also makes an amazing gift to a fellow stitcher!