Fine Cell Work, the unofficial charity of Mr X Stitch, have got a wide range of products available for purchase!
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.