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Easter Egg Design Competition!

18 March 2016

The Donna Wilson Easter Bunny is trying to track down a very special egg! She is hunting on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the best looking Easter Egg she can find. We want you to show us a your Egg-cellent Donna Wilson inspired Egg creations and we will reward the Egg-ceptional winner with a cosy Bunny Scarf, your choice of grey or brown. No yolk!

Your entry can be a drawing or a photo of a Donna Wilson style Easter Egg and must contain hashtag #DWEasterEgg so our Easter Bunny can find you! On Tues 29th March we will hop to it and pick the winner.

Get scrambling and submit your entry! Remember to #DWEasterEgg

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Downloadable Patterns available on our website + Free Pattern Giveaway!

11 June 2015

Now available on our website, we are offering two downloadable patterns to help you make your very own Cap Sleeve Top and Patch Pocket Skirt using our range of Fabric by the Metre!

We recently added a couple new styles to our collection of fabric, which Donna was inspired to design in an effort to encourage people to be more creative and make things at home again.

She remembers: “When I was young, my mum used to make dresses for me and my sister, and I still remember so clearly all the fabrics that she used. I think there was much more of a culture of making things back then… Everyone made clothes, curtains, and duvets. I really believe that if you make something yourself, you enjoy the final product much more as you put your love and time into it.”

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And for one month only, we’ll be giving away our Cap Sleeve Top Pattern for FREE when you buy 2 metres of any of our fabrics.
Tell your friends and share on Facebook!

Happy sewing!

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.

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Welcome to our new blog + New Fabrics!

13 May 2015

Hello world, welcome to our shiny new blog!

We’re so pleased to unveil this beautiful new blog we’ve been working on for some time now. We hope you like it! And we’d like to extend a very special thank you to Siew who designed it and Andrew who built it! x

In other news, we have also just added to our website a handful of new fabrics for Spring!
The five new styles we have just added to our growing range of fabrics are part of a special series Donna has designed exclusively for John Lewis, and are only available at select John Lewis stores and on our website. All fabrics are printed in the UK.

We hope these new styles and colours inspire you to have a go at sewing this Spring!  We’ll soon be posting some patterns and ideas for what you can do with these fabrics. Stay tuned!

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New Donna Wilson Kitchen Textiles

1 May 2015

Hello there,

New in our kitchen textiles range, we are excited to launch our first collection of matching cotton aprons and oven mitts which have just arrived in our studio this week!

These new aprons and oven mitts feature Donna’s friendly Fox and Lion and signature Mountain Home landscape, and were designed in an effort to encourage home-cooking and collaborative experiments in the kitchen!
Our Lion Mini Apron is sized especially for little chefs-in-training.

These new oven and oven mitts coordinate with our existing collection of tea towels.

Click here to browse the collection!  x

 

 

 

 

 

Now in stock: Donna Wilson’s first-ever collection of Fabric by the meter!

4 August 2014
 Get your scissors, pins, and sewing machines out – Donna Wilson’s first ever collection of fabrics by the meter is here! Donna was inspired to design a range of fabrics in an effort to encourage people to be more creative and make things at home.
Forest and Friends‘ is a collection of ten fabric designs in two weights, cotton and heavy linen, featuring some of Donna’s signature motifs: clouds, trees, lakes, and many other references to her childhood growing up on a farm in Aberdeenshire in the northeast of Scotland.  The fresh and cheerful prints are perfect for making cushions, curtains, bedding, and even clothes!  In keeping with her commitment to support local manufacturing, all of the fabrics in the collection are printed in the historical silk town of Macclesfield in the UK.
 

Live Q&A Twitter Session next week!

3 July 2014

To all students and recent grads: here’s your chance to chat with Donna Wilson and ask her professional  advice!

Donna will be holding a live Q&A Twitter session next week on Thursday 10th July (3-4pm GMT) to answer any questions you might have about the creative industry, starting your own company, and how to get started in the design and textile business!
You can chat live with Donna by sending your questions to @DonnaWilsonLtd and tag #DonnaWilsonQA during the session.  
Mark your diaries and tell your friends! x