Ricasso Handle in Navy Balanced Twill (Small)

The Ricasso Handle Collection by Aimee Betts was originally inspired by European sword handles at the Wallace Collection. The collection has been reimagined with a new sleek design, three woven and stitched variations and a broad range of leather colours. Ricasso Handle in Navy Balanced Twill (Small) is part of this new collection, inspired by the tradition of off-loom weaving. Aimee's creative practice challenges textile thinking by applying her ideas onto unexpected three-dimensional forms. These form part of a wider collection of interior products and lighting that Aimee has developed for The New Craftsmen, which articulate both the decorative and functional possibilities of stitching, braiding, knotting and weaving techniques.

This product is available in bespoke variations, please enquire for further details.

Material: Kangaroo leather, CNC milled brass bracket with a dark bronze finish
cm: Width 15cm, Depth 2.5cm, Height 4.5cm
inches: Width 5.9in, Depth 1in, Height 1.8in
Care Instructions: Dust with dry, lint free cloth. Avoid abrasives.
Lead Time: 6-8 weeks


The Balanced Twill design is made from kangaroo leather, a strong and thin lace suitable for intricate weaving, as well as soft and supple to touch. Aimee applies the stitched leather to an aluminium rod to create the handle shape and size. The handle bracket was developed using hand-modelled designs made from wax, in order to achieve the correct size and aesthetic before being converted to a digital 3D model, then CNC machined, to create a delicate yet secure connection suited to all cabinetry.
The Maker Aimee Betts Embroidery & Textile Artist - South East England

Aimee Betts is an embroidery and textile artist specialising in traditional forms of stitching, knotting and fabric manipulation, which she translates into contemporary designs. Aimee’s versatile abilities have been applied widely – from textiles to lighting and architectural installations. Graduating in Mixed Media Textiles from the RCA, Aimee works as a Stitch & Fabric Art Practice Leader at Goldsmiths University. She is also an alumnus of the Crafts Council's UK Hothouse programme.