Favourite Pet Cushion
Fine Cell Work can turn a treasured photograph of your pet into a finely stitched needlepoint cushion or wall hanging. Simply provide a high quality photograph of your pet and our in-house specialist will turn this into a needlepoint chart to be sewn by one of our most skilled stitchers.
A perfect gift for a special occasion.
- Size(inches): 18 x 18
- Feather cushion included. Needlepoint in wool. Dry clean only.
Please note, due to the many hours of work involved in converting the design into a chart, hand-selecting the colours and creating the kit, not to mention the time to stitch it, our turnaround time is around 10 months at present. We may ask you provide additional photographs if needed for the chart.
If the item is a gift and needed before our stated turnaround times we can provide a gift card explaining the work in progress.If your project differs from the above, for example if you would like more than one animal or another size cushion we may need to charge a different fee. We are also able to make it up into a wall hanging at an additional cost. Please get in touch if you would like a personalised quote.
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 -