Monday, 13 October 2008

Fine Cell Work

Speaking of prison baby quilts, Fine Cell Work had a booth at Alexandra Palace. They were reluctant to allow photographs so here is the front of their brochure. Fine Cell Work holds quilt and other craft classes in some prisons including HMP Wandsworth, a male prison and home to some quite tough customers. The quilts and other items sell for highish sums and a proportion is kept by the maker which is useful for them on release. Also the soothing and calm activity must make the long hours confined to cells morebearable and perhaps is a pointer to time usefully spent once on the outside. I used to work in a prison which makes this a cause dear to my heart.

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