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Fine Cell Work, the unofficial charity of Mr X Stitch, have got a wide range of products available for purchase!Fine Cell Work's Tattoo Inspired Cushions

These tattoo inspired cushions are individually handmade by prisoners throughout the UK. As with all their products, all embroidering and tapestry work is carried out by hand with embroidery needles. The stitchers use machines only for finishing cushions, ie for adding the pad and where necessary piping. This work is also carried out in prison.

Each cushion comes with the details of the individual who stitched it, and customers are actively encouraged to write to the prisoners who made their pieces as it is a really positive outcome for them and often inspires them to carry on. This letter from a prisoner is a fantastic example of how the Fine Cell Work experience benefits those involved.

You can see the other new designs, including cushions with Johnny Cash lyrics, on their products page. And don’t forget, the prisoners receive a share of the money for producing the goods, so it really is a terrific way to get a high quality piece of embroidery while helping out a very valid cause.

We’ve got more information about Fine Cell Work here, and you can visit their site to find out even more and see how you can get involved.

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  • I was deeply sadden to hear the passing of Lady Anne Tree, who founded the Fine Cell Work charity last night as I listened to “Final Word” with Matthew Bannister on BBC Radio 4. I never realised that she was a daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire (Chatsworth House, Derbyshire) and that she did SO much to kick start the idea by sending irrate letters to the Home Office demanding that men and women in prison should do something inspiring and creative more than just “slopping out” and stuck in cells 23 hours a day.

  • Greetings! I’ve been following your web site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the good work!

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