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MYO Challenge – Competition Time!

17 March 2017

What does creativity mean to you?

Help us spread creativity! In anticipation of my new magazine MYO (Make Your Own!) I’m launching a new competition today . . . The MYO Challenge!

Over the next 8 weeks share a photo of something creative you have made (just for the fun of it) and you could win a very special DW goodie bag. We will feature our favourite creative ones on our blog and social media every week. To enter please tag your photo with @donnawilsonsmyo @donnawilsonltd and #myochallenge on either Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Here’s my one. I love this project Wrap Your Veg.

NEW! SCP Earthenware Bear and Bird

6 March 2017

New to store is the beautifully made Bear and Bird earthenware figures. Made in collaboration with London store SCP.

The creative process happened in one of the last remaining factories in Stoke-on-Trent. It’s so fantastic to be able to travel there, meet the makers and watch how the products develop into the finished piece. I loved looking at how different glazes can completely transform the piece.

 

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Buy your unique Earthenware Bear here.

 

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The Earthenware Bird is available in three hand glazed colours. Buy yours here.

We’re at Paris Fashion Week – WOMAN PARIS 2017

3 March 2017

This weekend we are in Paris at the WOMAN  fashion tradeshow showcasing our autumn winter sweater collection. The space is a stunning new location is in the heart of Paris Fashion Week,  just a short walk north of the Jardin de Tuileries.

Dates:

10 am – 7 pm,  Friday 3rd – 4th March 2017
10 am – 6 pm,  Sunday 5th March 2017

Location:

WOMAN Paris 2017
Pavillion Vendôme
7 Place Vendôme Paris, 1
7500 Paris

view new location in Google Maps here

If you are a shop and interested in stocking our knitwear garments, you can arrange an appointment with us. We are accepting orders now. Please contact sian@donnawilson.com for more information.

These sweaters will be available to buy direct in September 2017 from www.donnawilson.com. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.

Mask Making Masterclass with Creative Learning in Aberdeen

17 February 2017

I’ve returned back from a fantastic weekend in my old stomping ground Aberdeen feeling very inspired. It’s been a delight to work with Creative Learning, which is a council-run initiative to promote arts, culture and creativity within the community.

What I enjoy most is being creative and share that with others so I hosted a masterclass Mask Making workshop with some really enterprising, creative people. I even had a bit of time to make some pom poms!

#pompom making day today for @inspirationabdn @creativelearning #creative with Elaine Grant @misse

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(Using chairs to make pom poms!)

It was so great to see the creative process in action at the Mask Making Masterclass. Check out all the amazing masks!

We initially looked at photos of all types of masks from different cultures, made from a variety of materials and how they can convey personality. It could be physical features, personal interests or even down to favourite colours. Everyone then got to work thinking how that applies to their own personality and decide what sort of mask to make.

I’m so pleased to see how different everyone’s masks looked in the end.

Thank you to Creative Learning for inviting me to be part of such a creative bunch.

MiLK Way Of Life – Kids Trends exhibit at Maison & Objet 2017

13 February 2017

It’s always a joy coming to Paris and seeing what’s newest releases for the year ahead.

I was thrilled that our products were selected by MiLK Magazine for the Kids Trends showcase at Maison & Object trade show.  This space was beautifully curated, built using natural materials and pops of colour.  You could even have a little sit down with the XL Giant Wolf Creature and Mini Giant Fox Creature. Firm favourites by many visitors. Caribou cushion and the new Bear mini blanket was also picked from our wide range of products.

You can read more at MiLK’s website

 


Photo credit: Karel Balas/ MiLK Magazine

Studio Sample SALE 2016

24 November 2016

Once again, the Donna Wilson studio and workshop opens for the magnificent sample sale!

We’re feeling festive! We’ll have discontinued styles, seconds and one of a kind pieces of cushions, blankets, ceramics, wool hats, scarves, odd objects and so much more on offer. 

Let us know if you are planning to attend. RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Opening Times:

Thursday 1st December 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Friday 2nd December 10.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday 3rd December 10.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 4th December  11.00am – 4.00pm

Location:
Donna Wilson Studio
17 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9QG
We are just a couple minutes walk from the Bethnal Green tube station on the Central line.
Click here to view in GoogleMaps.
For our friends around the globe who will not be in London, we will have an online sample sale at the end of February. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for details closer to the time!