Stitching prisoners

We have been sent information about a show in October.

FINE CELLWORK
Sale of embroidery work created by prisoners
Saturday, 3rd October 20159am to 3pm
by kind permission of Jeremy and Caroline Hill
The Old Priory, Church Lane, NorthWoodchester GL5 5NF

Work for sale will include cushions, quilts, pincushions, bags, Christmas decorations and much more. Plenty of ideas for Christmas shopping – 82 days until Christmas!

FCW will give a talk on ‘Working in prison in today’s world – the transformative power of stitch’
450 prisoners are trained by FCW each year in 30 prisons – 97% are men – 15,000 items stitched since 1997 including commissions for V & A, Tate and RoyalPalaces

See www.finecellwork.co.uk for more information about this very extraordinary charity.

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  1. Fine Cell Work is alone in finding a way for prisoners to occupy their “cell-time” in activity which is not only creative but also generates a steady income. The pursuit of skill becomes an alternative way of life to the lack of opportunity and freedom in prison. It offers a chance to internalise a work ethic and is entirely voluntary, with prisoners’ success depending on the time they choose to put in.

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