Willing Hands 2




Willing Hands 2 – More Counted Thread Embroidery by Betsy Morgan

Following on from the international success of Betsy’s first book launched in 2019, Willing Hands continues, with the release of a second title featuring 10 new projects.  Worked in counted thread techniques using hand-dyed silk threads, Betsy’s stunning work boxes and accessories are embellished with exquisite motifs creating a rich tapestry illustrating her life stories and experiences.

Ten beautiful etuis and twenty-four coordinating accessories, each with colour charts to guide every stitch. Detailed instructions are provided for every step from stitching to construction.

Bee Contained Etui – Hexagon box etui celebrating bees with motifs and form. Accessories include skep-inspired pincushion, needlebook, ruler in metric or imperial measurements, thread winder and scissor fob.

Gathering for Winter Etui – Cylinder box etui showcasing a busy squirrel’s acorn collection. Accessories include a needlebook, pincushion, scissor sheath and scissor fob.

Virgin Queen’s Stitching Pocket – Pretty pocket with twisted cord closure, with colourful, Elizabethan-inspired designs and whitework techniques. The cover opens to reveal a needlepage and silk pocket. A matching scissor fob completes the set.

Bristol Bag Etui – Stunning red and white linen bag etui featuring a sampler alphabet, spot motifs and English paper piecing. Accessories include a needlebook, pincushion, thread winder and scissor fob.

Exact Change Etui – Biscornu-shaped etui with an exuberance of counted thread stitches to explore. Accessories include a needlebook, scissor fob and miniature biscornu-shaped pincushion and waxer box.

Good for the Goose Box – Sturdy, three-sided box inspired by migrating Canada geese. Each side of the box features a variation of the goose motif, and the flight of the geese is reflected throughout the design.

Cardinal Pocket – Captivating pocket designed to be worn as a handy necklace, keeping stitching essentials close by. Opens to reveal a silk lining with pockets and a needlepage.

Mermaid Bag Etui – Linen bag etui with enchanting mermaids and sea-themed spot motifs. Accessories include an orts pot fitted to the base of the bag and matching scissor fob.

Tasmanian Needle Tidy – Beautiful folding etui with twisted cord closure. The cover encloses needlepages and an embroidered pocket. A matching scissor fob completes the etui.

Holbein Hexagon Etui – Hexagon box with silk pincushion lid showcasing Betsy’s favourite stitching technique with Tudor-inspired motifs. The box panels are tied together with silk ribbons and accessories include a needle book, scissor sheath and scissor fob.

168 pages


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