Donna Wilson will be celebrating 15 years of designing and producing in the UK with a collaborative pop-up space in Shoreditch as part of this year’s London Design Week – and well as launching our new Autumn Winter collection, we’ll be inviting our friends to join the party with a series of fifteen events!
Highlights will include a panel discussion between Donna and textile artist Freddie Robins on the intersection of fine art and textiles with commercial design, chaired by contemporary craft expert Martina Margetts, and Donna and Noodoll creator Yiying Wang will share their experiences of, and offer advice on, starting a creative business.
We’ll be joined by Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalist and textile artist Celia Pym who will be holding a mending workshop exploring textile repair – how and why you do it, Parisian weaving and graphic studio Wand Studio who will be exhibiting their work in the UK for the first time, and Tokyo-based embroidery artist Kanae Entani who will run an embroidery workshop.
We’ll also be holding a series of Make Your Own workshops, throwing a Creature Tea Party for kids and their woodland companions, and admitting knitted creatures in need of a little TLC to our Animal Hospital throughout the week.
Local urban winery Renegade London Wine will host a sampling session and answer all of your questions about urban wine-making, and Iyengar yoga teacher Svava Sparey will lead a lunchtime session for those in need of a little relaxation.
Timetable and booking details for all events below.
Donna Wilson Pop-up Shop, 32 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PB, +44 (0)207 749 0768.
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Dates + opening hours
Donna Wilson Pop-up Shop, Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd September 2018, 11 am – 7 pm (closes at 6pm on Tuesday 18th)
Animal Hospital, Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd September 2018, 11 am – 7 pm (closes at 6pm on Tuesday 18th) – Creatures requiring love and repair will be admitted during pop-up opening hours, and returned to their owners by mail.
Monday 17th September:
11 am – 7 pm – Wand Studio exhibition (drop-in)
12.30 pm – 2 pm – Make Your Own Cloud Workshop (ticketed event – book here)
Tuesday 18th September:
11 am – 6 pm – Wand Studio exhibition and live weaving demonstration (drop-in)
12 pm – 1 pm – Yoga with Svava Sparey (ticketed event – book here)
6 pm – 9 pm – Donna Wilson AW18 Launch Party (private event)
Wednesday 19th September:
12.30 pm – 2 pm – Make Your Own Monster Workshop (ticketed event – book here)
6 pm – 8 pm – Panel discussion with Donna Wilson and Freddie Robins, chaired by Martina Margetts (ticketed event – book here)
Friday 21st September:
12.30 pm – 2 pm – Make Your Own Mini-Me Workshop (ticketed event – book here)
3 pm – 5 pm – How to Start a Creative Business – Donna Wilson & Noodoll (ticketed event – book here)
Saturday 22nd September:
12 pm – 1 pm – Woodland Tea Party (drop-in)
2 pm – 5 pm – Embroidery Workshop with Kanae Entani (ticketed event – book here)