FINE CELL WORK POPS UP IN CHELSEA
Fine cell work pop-up shop press release
Address: 54 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AX
Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm
Up pops the highly regarded social enterprise Fine Cell Work with its latest pop-up shop in Chelsea – selling an amazing range of beautiful home furnishings all made by prisoners attending embroidery, needlepoint and upholstery workshops in 29 UK prisons.
The shop at 54 Sloane Square will be open throughout the autumn offering a wide selection of cushions, quilts, and stitched home accessories featuring modern and traditional designs. Fine Cell Work is supported by celebrated designers such as Nicky Haslam, Cath Kidston, Karen Nicol, Daisy de Villeneuve who have donated special designs for prisoners to stitch. Come along and judge for yourself the remarkable quality and variety of work for sale.
Happy Hour opening offer
For the first 2 weeks from 9th to 22nd September, you can save 10% on all small gift items during a ‘Happy Hour’ from 3.00 to 4.00pm. The offer applies to napkin rings, doorstops, lavender bags and ornamental birds.
Bags of talent
Look out for the new collection of handbag cushions inspired by the fashions of the 1920s and 1930s. Art Deco and Boudoir styling is much in vogue this season. 3 sophisticated designs available in contrasting monochrome. Price £95.
Typography remains a strong trend for autumn/winter 2013-2014 and Fine Cell Work has a great selection of needlepoint cushions featuring thought-provoking slogans such as Johnny Cash’s famous ‘because you’re mine I walk the line’; or Seasick Steve’s ‘I started out with nothin’ and I still got most of it left!’. Price £65.
It’s surprising how many people start a tapestry but don’t quite manage to finish it. Fine Cell Work can bail you out! Bring your unfinished canvas to the shop and it will be sent away for a skilled prisoner to complete.
Bespoke upholstery commissions
In addition to the extensive stock available to buy and take-away there is a commissioning service where customers can order bespoke items such as upholstered chairs or quilts using fabric from husband’s old shirts.
During the autumn there will be a series of events and talks and visitors will also be able to seek sewing advice from Fine Cell Work’s expert volunteers.