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Donna Wilson x Land Of Nod

17 November 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We can finally share Donna’s exclusive collaboration with US brand Land Of Nod. The perfect pieces to deck the halls!

We love Land Of Nod’s unique approach to designing products for children and families, with a nod towards the past and re-exploring childhood favorites. Donna’s Holiday Helpers feature on decorations, stockings, a fabric advent calendar and even tree skirt to sit your gifts. Find your nearest Land Of Nod store here.

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Donna has also created special designs for Land Of Nod’s classic Executive Nod Chairs. These are comfy mini chairs created for especially kids. Meet Moose and Polar Bear.

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Go For Gold! Olympics Rio 2016

5 August 2016

Go For Gold! The Creatures are off to #Rio2016

We are buzzing here at the London studio for the beginning of the Rio Olympics 2016. Can you believe it was only 4 years ago that London hosted The Games right, and right on our doorstep!
We hope these thrilling events encourage you to get active and sporty. Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter daily to see what Donna’s colourful Creatures are up to at the Games!
This month we are offering something really special to celebrate. . .

When you buy any
#DonnaWilson Knitted Creature you will receive a specially designed gold medal! Everyone is a winner!

#DonnaWilsonOlympics #RioOlympics #Design #Animation Animation by Oliver’s Island 

Now Showing: Goose The Bear with Ljubljana Puppet Theatre

27 April 2016

Did you ever want to see Big Ted come to life? Well this month in Ljubljana, Slovenia you have the chance to see him walking, talking even swimming!

Friday saw the premiere of children’s story Goose the Bear, the first puppet show to feature Donna Wilson’s wonderful woolly creations.  Goose the Bear is a heart-warming German tale written by Katja Gehrmann. A bear gets more than he bargained when he rescues an egg from the jaws of a hungry fox. The egg hatches a confused little gosling who believes he is a bear, and tries to prove this to his newfound mother the bear.

We feel so privileged to have worked with Lljubljana Puppet Theatre on this project. We hope our lovely fans get the chance to visit. Tickets are still available to buy here.

 

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Ljubljana Puppet Theatre specialises in puppet shows and drama performances for both young and adult audiences in a grand building with 6 in-house venues with almost 1000 seats overall. The Theatre pays special attention to the cultural education and care for the Slovenian puppet heritage.

When you step into the cosy auditorium, you are greeted by our tall signature knitted trees. You will find that absolutely everything from the stage, to the surrounding walls and ceiling is dressed in our brightly patterned lambswool. Look out for the Hungry Fox, the Mischievous Squirrel and of course the stars of the show Big Bear and the Little Goose!

 

 

Donna was so thrilled for this unique opportunity when she was approached by the Lljubljana Puppet Theatre last year. She has been very much involved in the production process from the beginning and even flew out with the family to Ljubljana to check out the rehearsals. Everything has been knitted in our London studio whilst the Theatre’s skilled team of performers and makers in their spectacular workshop made the magic happen on stage. We hope we can take the show on the road soon!

Photo credit: Urška Boljkovac, Donna Wilson, @jajanjaja

It’s that time of the year again: our annual Sample Sale is here!

13 November 2015

Once a year, we open up the doors of our East London studio and workshop for a sample sale!
You’re invited to our next sample sale taking place 26th – 29th November; please join us for some holiday shopping with winter cocktails, cheery Christmas music, and many a bargain!

Dates & Hours:
Thursday 26th November, 6-8pm
Friday 27th November, 10am-8pm
Saturday 28th November, 10am-6pm
Sunday 29th November, 11am-4pm

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.

We will be offering one-of-a-kind samples, discontinued styles, and slight seconds of our much sought after woolly cushions, printed cotton cushions, ceramics, cosy winter hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, mini blankets, and much more! Please note that we will not be offering any stock from our current collection.

Visit our Facebook Event Page for sneak peek photos leading up to the event of what we will offer at the sample sale.

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!

And please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page or follow us on Facebook if you’d like to be notified of our sample sales nearer the time.

Talk & Workshop at CCC Gallery in Japan

28 October 2015

The opening weekend at the Center for Creative Communications included a talk and workshop with local fans and students led by Donna.

CCC Gallery’s objectives with the talk and workshop this weekend were to explore Donna’s inspirations behind her magical wonderland and the ways Donna has built her independent brand while maintaining its focus on handmade quality and craftsmanship.

Take a look at some of the snapshots from the weekend’s talk and workshop – what fun!

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Click here for more information about the exhibition and related events.

My Imaginary Wonderland at CCC Gallery in Japan

28 October 2015

This weekend saw the opening of ‘My Imaginary Wonderland,’ the Donna Wilson exhibition with CCC Gallery in Japan!

The installation showcases Donna’s favourite pieces from past and present, and demonstrates the range of Donna’s works in the past few years across several mediums, with an emphasis on her signature woolly pieces.

If you’re in Shizuoka, please stop by and say hello to Donna’s creations, big and small!

The Center for Creative Communications (CCC Gallery)
23rd October – 28th November 2015
4-16 Ote-machi; Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City 420-0857
Tel. 054-205-4750 Fax.054-293-4332
Monday through Saturday, 9:00 – 21:00邵イツ€
http://www.c-c-c.or.jp/en/

Access from Public Transport
It is about a 7 minute walk from JR Shizuoka Station.
It is about a 2 minute walk from Shin-Shizuoka Station.

Click here for more information about the exhibition and related events.

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