Small Handmade House Tea Cosy
These unique house tea cosies are hand-embroidered with creative embellishment by the prisoners who make them.
Please note, as every tea cosy is completely unique the colours and stitched embellishments will vary by stitcher from those shown in the photograph. Your house cosy may include flowers, a cat, a fishbowl or even a snowman as stitchers are encouraged to be creative when decorating their houses.
Please get in touch if you would like to see what houses we have in stock.
- Size (inches): 10.5 x 10.5 internal measurement
- Size (cms): 26 x 26 internal measurement
- Embroidery on wool. Dry clean only
- Designer: Jonquin Eden
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 -
Beautiful, skillful and individual work. A symbolic but also practical gift to mark the joy of finally owning a home. I think of the circumstances of the person who made it and hope Fine Cell work is a step towards a decent future
Every item I've ever had from Fine Cell Work has been beautifully made and this is no exception. Its a lovely object with individual features, and gives me great pleasure to use. I love the whole concept of Fine Cell Work, and the high standards and quality of what is made.
What a unique item. It is beautifully stitched and designed. I walk past this little gem many times a day and it gives me pleasure to see it each time.
Beautifully stitched & colourful little tea cosy - no better way to keep your tea pot warm!
I waited a long time for one of these. I love it .