Since 2008, Mr X Stitch has been a supporter of the charity Fine Cell Work: “Fine Cell Work trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self esteem. This helps them to connect to society and to leave prison with the confidence and financial means to stop offending.”
Fine Cell Work was established in 1997, and currently works with 29 prisons in the UK, supporting over 400 prisoners who use needlework to generate income and transform their lives. Many of the items produced by the inmates are available for sale in the Fine Cell Work shop, and there is a terrific range of products and designs available.
This fifteen minute video does a great job of highlighting what great work the charity does.
One of the most powerful elements of the Fine Cell Work experience is the effect that embroidery has on the well-being of the inmates that produce the work. We’ve chosen five testimonials from the Fine Cell Work site for you to enjoy. They are fantastic.