Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fine Cell Work

finecellwork video from Fine Cell Work on Vimeo.



I met someone very interesting today and she shared this video with me. I found it very inspirational and I think you will too.

13 comments:

Jane said...

Great video, thanks for sharing. Interesting to see what a bit change a needle, bit of thread and some imagination can bring to a life isn't it.
jane

MosaicMagpie said...

When I saw the video, I thought to myself, "I am not going to watch a 15 minute video. I will just watch for a few minutes."
I began watching and was fascinated. I throughly enjoyed it and my hat is off to the originator of this life changing, uplifting program.
Debbie

Gerry Krueger said...

This was so great... Those large clumsy looking hands weilding those needles into tiny stitches... Thanks a bunch... you always have the coolest!! Gerry K.

Jenni said...

Thank you for showcasing this - sometimes you can read about or see their work in English magazines too. They are producing great heritage work but their modern/contemporary work is so alive too.
Amazing!

Catherine said...

Inspiring indeed - thank you so much for sharing!

Peggi@tapestryfair said...

This is an incredible video. I wonder how a program like this would work in the US??? Glad you found this and thank you for sharing.
Peggi

Lisa said...

Great video! Thanks for sharing it!

Elizabeth said...

If anyone ever doubted that Art Saves lives..... What an amazing story. I wish that we could get something like this started here!! Why NOT???????

Anonymous said...

Is there anything like this in the US? Jane in MO

Diane said...

So interesting to watch this video and see how much they enjoy stitching. I'd love to see how they take to crazy quilting!

Radka said...

I learnt about the Fine Cell Work few years ago when I saw some of their work at a summer fair in one of the country houses near by. I also have a couple of cushions. I learned about a lady from Brazil, who spent time as a prisoner in a UK prison and after her return to her country she started a similar project there. The Fine Cell Work was also exhibiting last year at the V&A museum in London, as a part of "Quilts 1770-2010" exhibition. It is a very interesting project and it is just amazing to see such work done by men. Sorry, I did not watch all of the video, not enough time today, but I might come back to it.

Allison Ann Aller said...

God how great.
Relatedly....the dies for the Accuquilt die-cutting tool are produced in a federal pen outside Omaha, where the company is headquartered...the inmates do good work and find meaning in that, which helps them cope with their long term sentences...the money they make goes toward victim reparations and also provides the workers with a modest allowance..they are heavily screened before being accepted for the work, and if they screw up once they are gone....just truly great rehab where everyone wins...like the Cell Work here.
Thanks for posting!

Dees said...

This is utterley amazing and so exhilirating! I would want to start a thing like that overhere! Thanks for sharing.

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