About the designer

Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston MBE is a British entrepreneur and designer known the world over for her pattern and print design.

After leaving her eponymous company in 2016 Cath has gone on to establish a new design studio Joy of Print working with international retailers on print design and strategy and collaborating with independent companies via her studio portfolio.

She has published a number of best-selling books, her most recent being A Place Called Home with Christopher Simon Sykes published by Pavilion books in 2020.

Cath is also the founder of a new geranium inspired body care brand, C.Atherley.


Support our work

By purchasing from Fine Cell Work, you are making social change. However, 75% of our rehabilitation programmes are funded through donations and grants. We know that transformation is possible - for our stitchers, for our communities, and for our society as a whole. Your support - through donations or by purchasing products - will help to break the devastating cycle of reoffending and repeated imprisonment.

£10 donation
Provides a prisoner with the materials for one tapestry cushion (100 hours of creative activity). 

£20 donation
Will enable us to continue providing paid, creative and productive work to even more prisoners around the UK, helping them to build a brighter future.

£50 donation
Sponsors a prisoner to train as a volunteer 'class coordinator', teaching and mentoring other prisoners.

£250 donation
Covers the volunteer costs of a stitching class in prison.

£500 donation
Pays for the training, materials and support for one prisoner for an entire year, helping them to rebuild a meaningful, independent,crime-free life.

By giving prisoners hope that transformation is truly possible, they can envision a meaningful life after release. But nobody tells the story of how Fine Cell Work has helped them better than the prisoners themselves:

“Stitching allows me to use a totally different part of my brain and personality. I can move away from the more difficult reflections and anxieties and feel creative and purposeful. This means I no longer feel that my life has come to a halt and that I am of no use to anyone else.”

- Tom, FCW Stitcher -

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

Having given up carrying cash, as recommended at the start of the pandemic, my card case was looking a little worse for wear, Then I came across the wonderful work of Fine Cell and this small purse is perfect, not just in its functionality but in its workmanship and quality. Would thoroughly recommend this not just because of the product itself but because of the ethos behind it. Win win!

Kate Bellamy
Beautifully made

The purse is beautifully made and the design is original. It was a gift and the recipient was delighted.

Lesley Reed

Loved the little checkerboard purse, a treat for myself.