Landmarks Angel of the North Cushion
The Angel of the North is now one of the most viewed art pieces in the world. Designed by Antony Gormley, this landmark inspired Hazel Townsend to immortalise in stitch this beautiful handmade cushion.
This towering landmark is beautifully captured in over 40,000 individual stitches, on canvas, created in Winchester blue, orange-red, earth-brown, and turquoise wools.
One of Fine Cell Work's most popular designs and a perfect present for art lovers!
Part of our iconic landmark, best-selling collection.
- Needlepoint in Appletons' pure British wool
- Backed in navy blue linen
- Size (inches): 16 x 13
- Size (cms) 41 x 33
- Feather cushion included. Dry clean only
UK delivery starts at £2 and is completely free for orders over £200.
We also offer international delivery.
We hope you'll be delighted by your new Fine Cell Work items, but just in case you're not, there are several circumstances in which we will refund your purchase, subject to the item being returned within 30 days of receipt.
Our production process
Each of our products goes on a long and impactful journey before it is ready to be sold. And every one of our items touches the life of at least one prisoner or prison leaver in some way.
Our needlework kits are put together in our prison workshops before being distributed from our London hub to our wonderful volunteers. These inspirational supporters teach people in prison the necessary skills to craft each piece. The completed stitchwork is then returned to us, to ensure it meets our exacting standards, before finally being sent back into a prison to be 'made up', turning it into the final product (e.g. stuffing and adding zips to cushions).
In total, this process can take up to 200 hours and over 70,000 stitches (per piece!)
We know that every single one of our products boosts self-esteem, builds confidence, has a positive impact on a stitcher’s mental health, and gives them the opportunity to transform their lives.
By purchasing a product, you become a part of that journey.
Over 25 years of transformation
Rehabilitating over 8,000 prisoners
Supported by esteemed designers to create one-of-a-kind, limited edition products
Breaking the cycle
We help break the devastating cycle of reoffending and repeated imprisonment
Support our work
Provides a prisoner with the materials for one tapestry cushion (100 hours of creative activity).
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.
Sponsors a prisoner to train as a volunteer 'class coordinator', teaching and mentoring other prisoners.
Covers the volunteer costs of a stitching class in prison.
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 -
Wonderfully fine work resulting in a stunning cushion. A work of art to be proud of both as executor and owner. I have written to the person who stitched this to express my delight. Thank you all.
Stunning: This cushion was even better in real life than in the pictures. The colours are so strong. We gave this to a Geordie young man and he know he will love the image of the Angel of the North (now celebrating its 25th anniversary). The needlework is flawless. And the delivery was fast. All round: Amazing and congratulations to the sewer who made it.
We already have Fine Cell Works cushions in our home and often get praise from visitors for them.
This really is a stunning piece. The design, colours and finish are all gorgeous. Was extremely well received as a Christmas present.
I love my Angel cushion. The stitching is exemplary, the design and colours perfect. It’s now one of my most favourite things. Thank you so much 💕
I bought the Angel of the North cushion after my daughter had finished Uni as a reminder of this iconic sculpture. The workmanship is superb and completely thrilled with the cushion. Thank you!