Volunteers needed 2pm until 5pm Saturday 24th September and/or Saturday 3rd December to attend Fine Cell Works London Office and make craft kits for prisoners. If you are available for both or either date please book your place by emailing us at craftivist-collective [at] Hotmail DOT Com. We need 10 people each session to sit around a table, chatting, drinking tea, eating biscuits whilst making craft kits.
If you are a veteran Craftivist or longstanding supporter you will know that we try and support the work of Fine Cell Work as much as we can. Our Founder Sarah Corbett recently used them as a case study for her British Museum blog post, they gave us a great talk last year surrounded by their amazing cushions and we helped make kits for their prisoners to use over the Christmas period 2009.
Ella from FCW contacted us asking for her help which of course we agreed to give. Fine Cell Work is a social enterprise that teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products. The prisoners do the work when they are locked in their cells, and the earnings give them hope, skills and independence.
The prisoners receive their work in kits that are made in the office and at
a prison workshop. Some kits are made from donated wool. We hope you will
be interested in coming to help us sort it into colour groups so that we can
turn it into kits.
As promised hot drinks and biscuits will be provided by us.
If you don’t have time to give but can support Fine Cell Work financially please give here.