Prison Calendar Cushion by AA Gill Grey
This new hand-stitched wool cushion makes a wonderful addition to our thought-provoking prison calendar collection and mixes subtle shades of cobalt blue and black..
The design is by writer AA Gill, who said:
“The design of a calendar scratched into a prison wall came to me because somehow stitching is like marking off the days: it corresponds to doing time. I also think the idea of hard men and soft furnishings is very good."
- Size (inches): 15 x 10
- Size (cms): 38 x 25
- Feather cushion included. Needlepoint in wool. Dry clean only
- Backed in a complimentary fabric
- Designer: AA Gill
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 -
I had a little savings pot to buy this cushion as a treat for myself as I love the design and the ethos of Fine Cell Work. The quality of the stitching is superb, I absolutely love it. I have written to the stitcher and to FCW to say thank you. I have started a second pot and now have the luxury of choosing something else. I have previously bought several small gifts and the recipients have all been delighted. Wonderful stuff!
I am very pleased with my purchase. it is well made and the colours work well.
After placing my order Fine Cell (FC) contacted me to say the shape had changed. After reflection, I went ahead anyway and confirmed, and in fact ordered a few more pieces in addition.
I have always tried to get to one of the Christmas outlets or even exhibitions, so shopping online was new and different. I actually like seeing the 'real' thing.
But it worked well because of the kind personal touch from the FC person who contacted me.
Let us let that remain a mystery.
May it be a gift of peace to you all.