Stitching stories of hope and beauty from prison

by Fine Cell Work in London, England, United Kingdom

£26,890

raised so far

+ est. £1385.00 Gift Aid

379

supporters

Help us bring untold stories to light with a beautiful hardback book that celebrates 25 years of training prisoners in needlework skills.

by Fine Cell Work in London, England, United Kingdom

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Zoe van Zwanenberg  24th June 2021

Stitching has been my solace and support through the lockdowns giving me more understanding about how important it can be for people in prison. Wishing all the Fine Cell stitches joy in their art.

Anna Woda 2nd June 2021

This is just a fabulous charity which genuinely helps its beneficiaries in a tangible way. Hope it continues to do so for many years to come.

pauline-m-brady 23rd May 2021

I love everything about Fine Cell Work, recently we gifted our daughter a beautiful ‘Shakespeare’ cushion for a special birthday - she was delighted! The day before, her gorgeous Daddy sadly died & a close friend gave me one of your ‘Hollyhock’ - so beautiful, I will treasure it always.

Ailie Mackinnon 19th May 2021

I love craft and needlework in particular. Teaching prisoners to do this is such a positive step to creativity and self worth. I am so pleased that this project is continuing.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£35 or more

'Threads of Time' book

A beautifully illustrated hardback book, 'Threads of Time', celebrating 25 years of Fine Cell Work. UK postage included. Please add a £10 donation to cover international postage.

£50 or more

One book + bookmark

One copy of 'Threads of Time' book + a handstitched bookmark exclusively designed for the book launch, featuring the 'prison tally' motif seen on the book spine. UK postage included. Please add a £10 donation to cover international postage.

£60 or more

One book + Fine Cell Work Swag Purse

One copy of 'Threads of Time' book + a Fine Cell Work Swag Purse. Our distinctive Swag Purses measure 6"x5" and are the perfect way to carry your own swag around. Designed by Karen Nicol. UK postage included. Please add a £10 donation to cover international postage.

£100 or more

One book + book donation to a prison library

One copy of 'Threads of Time' book + donation and delivery of one copy of 'Threads of Time' to a prison library. UK postage included. Please add a £10 donation to cover international postage.

£150 or more

One book + Geometrics Cushion

One copy of 'Threads of Time' book + one 14" Geometrics Cushion. Every needlepoint cushion has its own story to tell. Not only is each a complete one-off, but it also marks a milestone in our stitchers' progress as it is the first large needlepoint item they are given to stitch. Feather cushion pad included. UK postage included. Please add a £10 donation to cover international postage.

£500 or more

Two books + two tickets + Hope is the Key cushion

Two copies of ’Threads of Time’ + two invitations to the book launch party in Summer 2022 + a hand-stitched limited-edition 'Hope is the Key' art cushion, exclusively made for this Crowdfunder. Words by Caroline Kohl. Design by David Caines. UK postage included. Please add a £10 donation to cover international postage.

£1,500 or more

Lunch with a writer + book + party + more

Lunch at a London restaurant with one of Tracy Chevalier, Isabella Tree, Esther Freud or Louis de Bernières + two copies of 'Threads of Time' + two tickets to the book launch party in Summer 2022 + two Swag Purses + two books donated to prison libraries + two Geometrics Cushions.

£1,000 or more

One book + full-day stitching workshop for four

One copy of 'Threads of Time' + a full-day stitching workshop at Fine Cell Work's studio in London. Each workshop is for four participants, who will be taught to make a geometric footstool using a needlepoint design made by one of our prison stitchers. Each participant will be able to take home their completed footstool (RRP £180).

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