Stitching through a pandemic

Over the past six months, Fine Cell Work has worked really hard to adapt our way of working in order to continue providing much needed support for the people at the heart of our organisation...

'Stitchers' by Esther Freud

An exclusive archival recording of 'Stitchers', the fantastic debut play by renowned writer Esther Freud, was broadcast by Jermyn Street Theatre on 10, 11 & 12 September 2020. Read on to hear what inspired Esther to...

Volunteer with us!

VOLUNTEERS In the years since fine Cell work was first established, our community has grown to include more than 100 volunteers involved in directly delivering our programmes. There are multiple ways for volunteers to get...

How It's Made... Colour Theory

Originally written for Stitch Up - our bi-annual newsletter for our prison stitchers Have you ever wondered how designers and artists find the perfect colour combination? They use colour theory. Colour theory is a practical combination...

How It's Made... Linen

At Fine Cell Work, we use only the best quality yarns and cloth in our production. Linen cloth is used in some of our best selling items such as our lavender bags, our Shakespeare range and of course, our...

How It's Made... Wool

Originally written for Stitch Up - our bi-annual newsletter for our prison stitchers - below is a brief background to the history of wool. The hairy coats of many wild animals provided our ancestors with...

Volunteers' Week 2020

At Fine Cell Work, we are incredibly fortunate to have the most formidable team of volunteers supporting our work. Without them, we would not be able to support our service users in such a meaningful way. Our...

Tony's Story

RAINBOW DESIGN BY BRIDIE HALL "When I first met Louisa, the Fine Cell Work volunteer, I told her that it had been a very long time since I’d put needle and thread to anything, but she...

How To... Herringbone Stitch

Learn how to hand-embroider by joining Fine Cell Work's new Virtual Stitch Club. The fifth stitch we're teaching is Herringbone Stitch, simple but effective with lots of potential for fun embellishment with contrasting thread colours....