A Stitch in Time

In prison, time moves slowly. Stuck between a troubled past and an uncertain future, you count the days and try not to think about the years. Fine Cell Work replaces the monotony with something meaningful.  A social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, creative needlework, Fine Cell Work gives prisoners essential skills that fosters hope, discipline and self esteem, and a financial means to help stop offending when they leave prison. We were asked to create a calendar for supporters to purchase alongside the prisoners needlework to help fund the charity. To convey a sense of appreciation with the time and skill of prisoners’ work, our calendar is designed in 365 stitches, one for every day of the year, from dark tones to lighter, brighter palettes of green, yellow and reds, signifying an optimistic future.