A Very Fine Gift Guide - Part Two

Our work relies on the generosity of our volunteers and trustees so, of course, we wanted to reach out ask them what's on their Christmas lists too! From classic cushions to smaller stocking fillers, there's a thoughtful gift for everyone on your list.

You can also discover our staff & apprentices' gift picks below.

Cath Kidston MBE, Trustee

Ethiopian Hat Needlepoint Cushion, £185

"I have chosen the Ethiopian Hat Cushion as it’s a such timeless striking design. I like the way it showcases the remarkable stitching from Fine Cell Work!"
Celia, Fine Cell Work Volunteer

Joy of Print Echinacea Daisy Apron, £25

"I use my Joy of Print Apron all the time - so much so that I'm about to treat myself to a new one!"
Jennifer Rademaker, Chair of Trustees

Studio Ashby Carp Linen Napkins, £95

"I love using fine linen napkins, as it makes everyday meals feel special. The embroidered carps on these napkins are a vibrant touch."
Lucy, Fine Cell Work Volunteer

Geometric Needlepoint Footstool, £180

"The Geometric Footstool is magnificent, and a wonderful heirloom gift."
Marion Bedford, Trustee

Fig Embroidered Linen Cushion, £150

"The embroidered fig cushion takes pride in its minimalist design, creating a sense of calm and elegance in any space. The clean lines and uncluttered aesthetic make it a versatile addition to many interior styles, and the hand embroidery showcases the skill of the stitcher to perfection."
Fiona, Fine Cell Work Volunteer

Landmarks Angel of the North Cushion, £115

"I chose the Angel of the North as I used to live in that part of the world - it's a beautiful sculpture. Also, for those of us who look at the back and front of the needlework, the skill level of the stitchers who produce this design is excellent - really professional."
Kit Kemp OBE, Trustee

Pineapple Linen Table Mats, £50

"I would choose Pineapple Linen Table Mats in Blue & Green to go with my Pineapple Linen Napkins. They look exquisite, and really elegant on an old polished wooden table."
Kitty, Fine Cell Work Volunteer

Landmarks Stonehenge Cushion, £115

"The Stonehenge Cushion is a very clever design, and iconic landmark too. I've bought two to give as gifts. I also have the Tower Bridge Cushion in my sitting room."
Miranda Kendall, Vice Chair of Trustees

Mimosa Embroidered Lavender Bag, £15

“I love the lavender bags with their handy loop for hangers. The hand embroidery is so pretty and makes each one unique.

They smell gorgeous in drawers and wardrobes and make easy but thoughtful presents.”
Sona, Fine Cell Work Volunteer

Geometric Needlepoint Needle Case, £15

"I think the Geometric Needle Cases are lovely. They're quite unusual and a great gift for stitchers. I've bought a few for friends who are keen needleworkers."
Nikki Wright, Trustee

Noah's Ark Embroidered Animals Cushion, £125

‘"Just the perfect gift for any new or expectant parent. It is one of the most exquisite cushions produced by Fine Cell Work stitchers - so tactile. It was given to me when my son was born and is still one of my favourite items in his nursery."
Cathy Robinson, Trustee

Black Swag Purse, £15

"I love the simple but very effective design of the black SWAG Purse. I have one and love it. I think it would make a lovely - and funny - present."
Andrew Murray, Trustee

De Morgan Dodo Needlepoint Cushion Kit, £76

"I saw a finished De Morgan Dodo Cushion on a chair shortly after becoming a trustee in 2014. A Fine Cell Work classic, it had travelled around the world to a house in Sydney, Australia, a long way from London. You can stitch your own version with this needlepoint kit."