let's go to the Donna Wilson shop
search

Tag Archives: made in uk

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

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.

 

puppet_7

puppet_5

puppet_1

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

Donna Wilson + SCP at Milan Furniture Fair 2016

8 April 2016

It’s the 55th year of the Milan Furniture Fair/ Salone Internazionale del Mobile and my friends SCP will launch this latest range of Frank, Ernest and Henry Pouffes at the show next week!

This new knitted Stitch pattern is reminiscent of traditional Swedish folk designs, in a natural muted colour palette of grey, blue and rust.

SCP Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes_2

The wool is specially spun and dyed in England and then woven in Wales using a time-honoured double cloth weaving technique. Soft, shapely and robust enough to roll down hills, the pouffe collection is also available in Nos Da, Bora Da, Zig Zag and Braid Caspian fabric.

SCP’s main exhibition will be to launch their new Sofa in Sight upholstery collection, which presents six sofas by six designers: Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate. You can read more about it here.

If you are in Milan next week, stop by the SCP stand to have a look!

Dates and Times
12 – 17 April 2016
9.30 am – 6.30 pm

Location

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Quartiere Fiera Milano, Rho
Click here to view in Google Maps

SCP Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes_6

SCP Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes_5

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!

IMG_1623

IMG_1638

IMG_1701

IMG_1714

IMG_1737

IMG_1840

IMG_1848

IMG_1850

IMG_1867

IMG_1870

IMG_1876

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.

2

3

4

5

6

7

9

10

11

12