"Of all the aesthetic projects offered down the years to capture the imagination and tame the frustration of prisoners, fine needlework is one of the oddest. Yet it has worked, and borne fruit, and perhaps after all it is not surprising. Prisons even at their best are stark and utilitarian places. The chance to create a piece of 'unnecessary' beauty and send it out into the world is at once a defiance of that environment, and a good use of the time spent there." - Libby Purves

Our patrons:
Libby Purves OBE
Kaffe Fassett
Gen the Lord Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE
Gavin Turk
The Right Honourable Lady Justice Anne Rafferty DBE PC
Dame Judi Dench CH DBE FRSA

Below is a list of our permanent office staff and our Trustees, but together these still make up a very small part of FCW; we couldn't do what we do without all our 200 volunteers.