Fine Cell Work


Fine Cell Work is a charity and social enterprise, founded by Lady Anne Tree in 1997 with the aim to enable prisoners to develop new skills, earn and save some money and to acquire self-belief. unspecified-9 Fine Cell Work specifically addresses key issues affecting prisoners’ offending behaviour; establishment and reinforcement of work skills, building relationships and mental resilience. Currently working in 30 prisons across the UK, they work with 250 prisoners at any one time. unspecified-2 The work produced in prison includes stitching needlepoint and embroidered cushions, bags, wall hangings and quilts. Products are of a superb quality as prisoners are taught by volunteers, including members of the Embroiderers and Quilters Guild. Some are design collaborations and commissions, others heritage pieces for the likes of the V&A, English Heritage and the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales. Visit The Fine Cell Work Pop-Up shop at 22 Motcomb Street. Open Monday – Saturday, 10:30am – 5:30pm until Saturday 13 February 2016 Grosvenor Estates have kindly agreed to let Fine Cell Work have the shop after 16 February on a week by week basis potentially until the end of March when the next tenant is moving in. Images by Simon Bevan

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  • Carolyn on

    This is such an inspiring idea, giving prisoners an opportunity to be creative. Needlepoint is like meditation!

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