Shopping: Fine Cell Work’s Pop-Up shop & launch of Warner Textile Archive Wallpapers

Fine Cell Work is a wonderful thing. It’s a charity that teaches needlework to prisoners, and sells their work, cushions mostly, but also quilts, bags, wall hangings and other things, through a great website and occasional events. Their embroidery, needlework and appliqué is of the best quality and the designs are great too, both classic and modern, with new designs created specially for the charity (which has many fans) by designers including Nicky Haslam, Cath Kidston, John Stephanidis, Emily Peacock and Daisy de Villeneuve. Really, these are lovely things you’ll treasure for ever (we’ve bought several over the years and they are amongst our favourite possessions), painstakingly made, with each cushion needing about 100 hours of labour by men stitching in their cells (the prisoners are paid for their work). If you don’t know Fine Cell Work’s story or work, definitely check out the website, but nothing compares to seeing it for real, so it’s great news that the charity is opening a pop-up shop in the heart of Mayfair this summer until the end of September. Not only will the shop be selling Fine Cell Work’s wares, but its opening sees the launch of re-introduced vintage wallpapers from the Warner Textile Archive, which are really worth checking out. (We’ve already ordered the irresistible 1950s Rouen print for a bedroom). All in all, lovely, lovely stuff.

What:
Fine Cell Work Pop-Up Shop and launch of Warner Textile Archive Wallpapers
When:
1 Aug - 30 Sept 2012. Shop open Mon- Sat, 10am - 6pm
Where:
Fine Cell Work Pop-Up Shop, 5 Grosvenor Street, W1K 4DJ
Tel:
020 7931 9998
— Daisy
2nd August 2012