Louisa Alcott Hand-Embroidered Quote Cushion
This hand-embroidered linen cushion features a classic quote by Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, from her novel Work: A Story of Experience.
The quote is stitched on oatmeal linen, in neat chain stitch, adding bold texture and meaning to this amusing quote.
- Black cotton hand-embroidery on oatmeal 100% linen
- Backed and piped in matching oatmeal linen
- Size (inches): 18 x 18
- Size (cm): 46 x 46
- Quote reads: "She is too fond of books & it has turned her brain."
- Feather cushion included
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 -
This is my first purchase from Fine Cell Work. The cushion is beautifully made and is an ideal birthday present for a librarian friend who loved it.
My sister’s favourite childhood author, she now reads constantly and this was the best present. The workmanship is amazing, my third purchase from Fine Cell Work.
I have bought from Fine Cell work before but this was my first hand embroidered quote cushion. It’s very attractive and well executed and overall it presents an excellent thoughtful gift for someone.
Bought this for my sister who is a book addict and a writer. It's sitting on her favourite reading chair looking over the garden. Perfect gift. The cushion inner is lovely and plump so the whole thing is of really good quality.
Good quality. Worthwhile.