Crafting wonders

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.


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 5 reviews
Maria Casey
Camel Christmas Decoration

I bought this for my sister as a Xmas present because she loves camels and it was her who brought my attention to the Fine Cell Work website. She absolutely loved it. I was really impressed with the professionalism of the item too. It was beautifully made. I will be buying from here again for sure. Thank you.

Zena Mussett
Christmas Camel

I love my camel. He is beautifully decorated and looks wonderful on our tree.
Many thanks


Hayley Gordon
Absolutely wonderful

These Christmas decorations are so beautiful. I thought that they would be well made, yet upon receiving them I was even more delighted with them that I thought possible. Such a great concept, product and project overall.

Sue Fotheringham
Beautiful piece of work

A beautiful piece of work which we will enjoy for many years to come.Very happy to support this project.Many thanks

Anne Jackson
Camel Christmas decoration

I am delighted with this beautifully stitched Christmas camel decoration, soon to be hanging on our tree. It means all the more to me, knowing the circumstances under which such a beautiful item has been created. It will be a treasured addition to our collection of special Christmas ornaments.