Emma Thompson Shakespeare Quote 'What a Piece of Work is Man' Cushion Red
This new embroidered linen cushion from our Shakespeare Quote collection features the quote from Hamlet 'What a Piece of Work is Man', as selected by Emma Thompson.
Made in a limited edition especially for this Valentine's Day and embroidered in deep scarlet red on oatmeal linen, this quote is spoken by Hamlet as he wonders at the marvel of man:
"What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world."
Pairs perfectly with the new Felicity Kendal Shakespeare Quote cushion in red and oatmeal.
Read our blog post by Founding Director Katy Emck to discover the connection between Shakespeare and Fine Cell Work.
- Size (inches): 14 x 14
- Size (cms): 36 x 36
- Quote reads "What a Piece of Work is Man" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet
- Feather cushion included. Machine embroidery on linen. Dry clean only.
UK delivery starts at £3 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 -
Loved the idea of this cushion but the stitching has frayed a little. Perhaps a distressed style suits the charity too. Still like the cushion.
I think your work is wonderful and I wish I could afford to buy more cushions, it's amazing what your people create.
My husband loves Shakespeare's plays so this gift was a lovely surprise. We recently moved to Stratford so doubly pertinent. The work was expertly carried out and this is a great charity to support.