Stitching a Future Together

Pentreath & Hall and Fine Cell Work are proud to present their striking collection of needlework
cushions, available this autumn.Encompassing Ben Pentreath & Bridie Hall’s shared love of colour and pattern, the dynamic results
fuse traditional needlework techniques with graphic, contemporary designs to timeless effect.
Pentreath & Hall’s two graphic designs ‘Falling Cubes’ and ‘Tetrahedron’, based on stone floor and
marble patterns by the great 18th century designer Batty Langley, are stitched in six bold, bright colour
combinations including mixtures of pink, blue, chartreuse and red, alongside softer grey tones.
Fine Cell work is a registered charity and social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative
needlework – undertaken in the long hours spent in their cells – to foster hope, discipline and self
esteem. This helps them to connect to society and to leave prison with the confidence and financial
means to stop offending.

Currently some 250 prisoners in 24 UK prisons are participating in Fine Cell Work workshops or
projects and there are numerous prisoners on its waiting lists. Prisoners are paid approximately a third
of the selling price of their completed projects.

On undertaking the new designs, one prisoner commented: “I enjoyed the challenge of stitching this
design and also seeing the pattern stand out as the tapestry increased. This was when the 3D image
became apparent and also grew in perspective.”

The Pentreath & Hall Fine Cell Work cushions will retail at £95 each and will be unveiled at Pentreath
& Hall, 17 Rugby Street, London WC1N 3QT during the London Design Festival in September 2014.
A special event will be held at Pentreath & Hall on the 16th September from 6-8:30pm to celebrate the
For further information please contact:
Elizabeth Machin [email protected]
Karoline Newman [email protected]
Zoe Wightman [email protected]