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Fine Cell Work

Commission your own embroidered work of art

Fine Cell Work is a charity that has proved the extraordinary can happen. It is a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem.

In prisons all across the UK, inmates are filling their hours embroidering highly-crafted cushion, bags, pictures and patchwork quilts. The work is of a superb quality as prisoners are taught and supported by volunteers from the Embroiderers and Quilters Guild.

The prisoners are paid for their work, which is then sold around the world; our pieces are the perfect choice for unique and handmade gifts. Some pieces are interior design commissions, others heritage pieces for organisations such as V&A, English Heritage, Tate Modern, National Gallery, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales.

About our Commissions - As each of our pieces are individually hand-made, we are able to make any variation on a product that you see on the shop section of the website. We can make almost anything that is stitched by hand, including: Cushions, Seat covers, Rugs, Quilts, Wall hangings and Stitched pictures. Other commissions include tapestry panels for shoes and slippers and panels to embellish clothing.

The Ideal Occasion Gift - Our pieces are the perfect choice for unique and handmade gifts for: Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, Birthdays and Keepsakes.

For weddings - We have created commemorative kneelers, ring cushions, and patchwork quilts to incorporate details from the special day. Wall hangings can be made to celebrate a special wedding anniversary or illustrate a family coat of arms. We can work to your design, or are happy to help to create designs in a wide range of styles.

How long does it take?

Products chosen from our existing ranges that can be personalised with names, dates, or phrases take about a month.

Special commissions with more bespoke details may take 3 to 6 months for the meticulous workmanship to be completed.

For Inspiration:

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A story of commissioning a cushion - click to watch

A story of commissioning a quilt - click to watch 

Fine Cell Work

38 Buckingham Palace Road

London 

SW1W 0RE
Tel: 
020 7931 9998

What is the aim of OnlyBespoke?

OnlyBespoke has a simple name and a simple purpose: to bring together as many of the amazing bespoke products and services that we can find. Our site aims to showcase nothing but skill, talent and craftsmanship.

 

How to be featured:

If you think you have a bespoke product or service that should be seen on this website you are probably right! We are in the early stages of building up this resource and we know that there are very many areas that are, as yet, under-represented. Please do Contact us if you would like to be included.

Contact us:

If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve our service then we'd love to hear from you. Email us or write to us at our office:

Only Bespoke Limited, 19 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9AX