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Donna Wilson at LDF 2016

15 September 2016

Hey everyone! LDF week is fast approaching and we wanted to share some of the fantastic events we are involved in.

At SCP East, Donna Wilson will be showcasing alongside designers Piet Hein Eek, Hannah Waldron and Roll & Hill. Donna’s exclusive window installation will interpret symbolic totems into tall towers of colourful knitted pouffes, featuring friendly motifs and animal faces drawn from nature. These will be produced by SCP, upholstered with a special combination of patterns created exclusively for LDF. Each special edition pouffe will be in knitted wool made in Scotland and available to purchase in the store. Come by and grab a great coffee too.

Dates and Location
17-25th September

SCP East
135-139 Curtain Rd
London EC2A 3BX
Click here for map

SCP_LDF event


As you may know, Donna is a bit of a cat lover. She was so honoured to be one of ten designers to contribute towards Heal’s centenary celebration. It’s seemed like a purrfect project!

Since the completion of the Heal’s Tottenham Court Road flagship store in 1916, the Heal’s Cat has remained a feature of the famous Cecil Brewer staircase. To celebrate the 100th anniversary Heal’s has teamed up with Orla Kiely, Mia Sarosi, Louise Lockhart, Cressida Bell, Zoe Bradley, Ikuko Iwamoto, Squint Studio, Sunny Todd, Rachel Cave and Donna Wilson to create a series of specially designed cats for The Heal’s Cat Trail.

Visit the store during London Design Week in September and find these felines around the historic building. They will go into a live charity auction in November in aid of the GOSH Kiss It Better appeal.


Donna Wilson at London Design Festival 2015

1 September 2015

Hello everyone,

This year for London Design Festival, we present a week-long installation and pop-up shop at Studio 1.1 Gallery on Redchurch Street.

The gallery space will be transformed into a woolly, cosy snug– a peaceful and idyllic hideaway for some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of design week. We invite you to sit back and relax on our lambswool-lined walls, have a chat with a friendly Capybara bean bag, take a catnap on a comfy cushion, or roll about in the knitted hills and mountains in the land of Donna Wilson. Come take a woolly break with us!

And be sure to stop by our opening night, 6-8pm on Tuesday 22nd September.
Refreshments will be served, alongside Cyril biscuits by the lovely BKD London.
You can RSVP at our Facebook event page here.

Select products from Donna Wilson’s new autumn/winter collections will be available, along with classic pieces from our signature range.

Donna Wilson’s Snug
Studio 1.1 Gallery
57a Redchurch Street
Shoreditich, London E2 7DJ
View on GoogleMaps.

Dates and Opening Hours
Press Preview: Tuesday 22nd September (12-1pm)
Tuesday 22nd September (4-8pm)
Wednesday 23rd September (12-6pm)
Thursday 24th September (12-6pm)
Friday 25th September (12-6pm)
Saturday 26th September (12-6pm)
Sunday 27th September (12-6pm)

This event is part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle. For more information and details about other participants of this event please click here.

Donna Wilson + Smug, LDF 2014

28 August 2014
Mark your calendars!
In addition to our Rainy Day Pop-Up Shop in BOXPARK over London Design Festival, you’ll find Donna Wilson at Smug, a long-time friend and stockist in Islington’s Camden Passage. For London Design Festival this year, Smug will be offering exclusive knitted fruits from Donna Wilson!
Join us for Islington Design District’s kickoff event at Smug, with the launch of exclusive products including Donna Wilson knitted fruit! Enjoy fruity cocktails from Kamm & Sons and delicious canapés at Cafe Smug, and you can even have your fruit portrait drawn by illustrator Ruby Taylor!
For the opening event, an embroiderer from the Donna Wilson team will be at Smug to personalise your knitted fruit!
Here are the details!

13 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA
Closest tube station: Angel
Tuesday 16th September, 6:30 – 9:00pm
RSVP by emailing info@ifeelsmug.com.

We look forward to seeing you there! x


Donna Wilson’s Rainy Day Pop-up Shop / London Design Festival

11 August 2014

Mark your calendars!
During London Design Festival this year we will open a week-long installation and pop-up shop at BOXPARK in Shoreditch London!

The space will be transformed into a Donna Wilson wonderland, featuring an overhead installation of hundreds of soft raindrops, murals and panels showcasing Donna Wilson’s first ever collection of fabrics, a “selfie station,” knitted creatures everywhere, and limited edition products made especially for London Design Festival. A special event will be held each day of the week at the Rainy Day Pop-Up Shop, including an ice cream party, a darning workshop, a film screening, an embroidery service, and a book signing with Donna.

Select products from Donna Wilson’s new autumn/winter collections will be available, along with classic pieces from Donna’s signature range.

Donna Wilson’s Rainy Day Pop-Up Shop
BOXPARK / Unit 26
2-10 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6GY
Click here for a map.

Dates and Opening Hours
Tuesday 16th Sept (11-7pm)
Wednesday 17th Sept (11-7pm)
Thursday 18th Sept (11-8pm)
Friday 19th Sept (11-7pm)
Saturday 20th Sept (11-7pm)
Sunday 21st Sept (12-6pm)

This event is part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle.
For more information please visit www.donnawilson.com and www.boxpark.co.uk, and check out our Facebook events page for updates and sneak peeks at special products and the installation! https://www.facebook.com/events/696543700399425/.

See you there!! x

Donna Wilson’s 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition – Opening Night!

18 September 2013

Last night was a very exciting occasion for team Donna Wilson as it was the opening of Donna’s 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition!  Our opening kicked off a five-day celebration during the London Design Festival which features a lot of fun things including a retrospective exhibition showcasing Donna’s creations across the decade, a silent auction for your chance to win limited edition collectibles from Donna’s archive, a photo-booth with oversized knitted props, and a pop-up shop!

Over the course of the show there will also be a number of interactive activities including a talk by Donna TONIGHT at 5pm, and free craft workshops for adults and children this Saturday! Our opening included a performance by singer-songwriter Gideon Conn, whose quirky and poetic tunes so perfectly suited the event! More information about Gideon can be found here.

Here are a few snapshots from the opening:

































And a few of our photobooth images!


You can browse all of the photo booth images here! Special thanks to Gareth Hacker, our photographer for the night, for these amazing photo booth shots!

Stop by the exhibition to place a bid on a limited edition collectible creature or for a talk or workshop! Please call the studio on 020 77490768 to book a place at a workshop.

96-98 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH
Open daily from Wednesday, Sept 18th – Sunday, Sept 22nd, (10am – 6pm Wed-Sat, 10am – 4pm on Sun).


Make Your Own Donna Wilson Monster!
As part of our 10-year celebrations we are holding monster master classes on Saturday 21st September. All materials will be provided. Choose from a selection of Donna’s colourful knitted fabrics and with a little help from Heather, you will use hand stitching techniques to create your very own weird and wonderful woolly friend. No stitching experience needed, we will help you with that. All you need is imagination!
The workshops will be an hour long, but feel free to hang around and explore the show.
Date: Saturday 21st September
Where: 96-98 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH
Timeslots: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Workshop cost: FREE!
Age: From 8yrs upward (there’s no upper limit!)


Meet Donna Wilson – Talk and Q&A
Have you ever wondered how Donna started out, where she gets her inspiration or what her favourite animal is? As part of her 10-year celebrations Donna will be giving a talk answering all these questions and more, and offering you the chance to ask her any burning questions of your own.
Date: Wednesday 18th September
Where: 96-98 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH
Time: 5pm Cost: FREE!

Donna Wilson at LDF

17 September 2012
It’s the London Design Festival and I wanted to let you know what we’re doing for the next week.
Our main London stockist SCP is holding an event called design department store, and have asked us to show our brand new collection there.
Along side exciting brands and designers such as Gareth Neal, Makers and Brothers, and Faudet-Harrison we will be launching products designed exclusively for SCP….
such as the forest path fruit bowl…..
 …..The Braid pouffes….
The Nos Da collection…..
aswell as our own new collection of creatures….. cushions…..
 …… trays, gloves….. snoods………
 and arm warmers.
so Pop along to 135 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BX
or visit  http://www.designdepartmentstore.com for more information.
I’m looking forward to seeing these baskets being made!