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Beat the January Blues

17 January 2017

A cosy hot water bottle will brighten your day! Our catch of the day is Finn the fish.

Creature Comforts

4 November 2016

Choose colourful creature comforts to keep off the chills. We have a medley of fun knitted accessories for you and your little one this autumn. Each one is full of personality and made in Scotland with the softest lambswool.

Fox Shawl - Orange


Fox shawl is our newest design. Let him wrap around you and keep you cosy.

Snake Scarf - Mint PeachSnake Scarf - Mustard Peach

New colours of Kids Snake scarf for 2016!


Kids Scarf Tiger

Give a Roar! Kids Tiger scarf

DONNA_WILSON_Mini Swan Scarf WhiteDONNA_WILSON_Swan-Scarf-White

DONNA_WILSON_Mini-Swan-Scarf-Black DONNA_WILSON_Swan-Scarf-Black


Swan scarf for little and big people.

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Panda and Bear shawl

AW16 Knitwear: A day out in Whitstable

4 October 2016

Mythical Mermen, volcanoes and stormy seas all feature in this year’s collection of sweaters and accessories. The distinctive yolk sweaters are inspired by fables from the sea, frequent trips to Iceland and Donna’s native countryside.

‘Having a family connection to Iceland has meant I’ve been lucky enough to go on a few tours of the island. I love the vastness and the incredible nature, rock formations, lava as well as the friendly folk with their tales of trolls that have been turned to stone. For the collection I wanted to introduce some of our more recognisable motifs as well as adding a bit of folklore and Icelandic influences into the mix.’


This is the third fashion collection by Donna Wilson. The Wise Cat Man sweater is a firm favourite, and the Fox In Flowers long sweater depicts one of Donna’s trademark knitted creatures Cyril Squirrel Fox. For our AW16 lookbook we took a trip down to the beautiful and idyllic English seaside town of Whitstable. You can shop our new collection of cosy lambswool sweaters here.



Model: Julia Campbell-Gillies
Photography: Francesca Allen
Stylist: Verity Pemberton
Make Up: Laura Reynolds

Let The Sunshine In

22 July 2016

Get the BBQ on and find a nice sunny spot. Summer is here! Check out our patterned picks for a heatwave weekend.

Menagerie Oven Glove

Menagerie Oven MittMenagerie Apron
Menagerie Apron

Tea Tray - Bear Spot Mini

Bear Spot Mini TrayTea Tray - Fox Stripe MiniFox Stripe Mini Tray

Tea Tray - Cool CatCool Cat Tray

Summer of Making with Donna Wilson Fabrics + FREE Giveaway

1 July 2016

Cut and Sew! Make do and mend! We love finding your crafty Donna Wilson ideas. It’s #SummerOfMaking

For one month only, we’ll be giving away this fab Drawstring Bag Instructions for FREE when you buy 2 metres of any of our fabrics (when your fabric order is being processed, we’ll send you the download link in the e-mail with your shipping tracking number)


We are promoting marvelous making this month. Whether it’s a newly knitted creature from our knitting pattern book 35 Knitted Animals and Other Creatures or using our #DonnaWilsonFabrics please share your pics using hashtag #SummerOfMaking and and we’ll share you pics over Facebook and Twitter.

Check out our newest fabrics Menagerie in a lightweight cotton and Succulents in a heavier oyster linen.
Menagerie Fabric
Succulents Oyster Linen Fabric

Our collection of fabric features some of Donna’s signature motifs drawn from nature – clouds, trees, and other references to her childhood growing up on a farm in Aberdeenshire, and in keeping with our commitment to support local manufacturing, all of the fabrics in the collection are printed in the UK.

Something For Daddy Bear . . . Great Father’s Day Gifts

3 June 2016

Whether you have a crafty dad, a beardy dad or a coffee dad we’ve got some fantastic gifts for Father’s Day. Don’t forget, it’s Sunday 19th June!

Have a look at our picks here…

Father picks


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