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Our New Hobby Horses are here!

15 May 2015

Our Zebra, Llama, and Giraffe Hobby Horses are finally here!

Donna’s newest creations were inspired by the countless afternoons she spent as a child on make-believe adventures, and with our woolly modern day take on this very traditional toy (did you know hobby horses have been around since the 1500s?!), we hope to encourage the same sense of simple joy derived from imaginative playing.

Hobby Horses blog

Each hobby horse is handmade in our London studio!
First, the lambswool is knitted and washed, and this takes a couple days. Our head seamstress then sews out the shape, adding the mane along the way. Then she turns it inside out and stuffs it with polyester filling. The eyes and other facial features are then hand-embroidered, and the reins are added too. Finally, the stick is added and it’s finished with the band at the neck! And just like that, a woolly hobby horse is born!

We hope you like them and that they inspire many a cheery hop around the house!
Available on our website here.

Donna featured in Makelight blog and upcoming book ‘Maker Spaces’

22 January 2015
We’re very happy to say that Donna is featured in Emily Quinton‘s upcoming book, Maker Spaces, and in anticipation of the book launch she is also featured in Emily’s blog on Makelight today!
We’ve included some photos below, and the complete post is available here: http://www.makelight.io/blog/2015/1/20/donna-wilsons-maker-spaces.
We are so excited for the launch of Makers Spaces! You can read more about it here, as well as pre-order the book: http://www.makelight.io/maker-spaces.
Here are some highlights, all photos taken by Emily:
 

Sample Sale starts this Thursday!!

25 November 2014
Here’s a reminder that our sample sale begins this Thursday!
Once a year, we open up the doors of our East London studio and workshop for a sample sale.

You’re invited to join us for some holiday shopping with winter cocktails, cheery Christmas music, and many a bargain!

Dates & Hours:
Thursday 27th November, 6-8pm
Friday 28th November, 10am-8pm
Saturday 29th November, 10am-6pm
Sunday 30th November, 11am-4pm

Location:
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.

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.

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! x

Donna Wilson in Living Sense Magazine in Korea

5 November 2014

Hi everyone,

We’d like to share some photos with you of Donna and her family in their home, as featured in Living Sense, a lovely design and interiors magazine based in South Korea. This is from their November 2014 issue.  Look how big Eli has gotten!
The photos on the last page are from our studio in Bethnal Green and from our London Design Festival pop-up shop in Shoreditch. We hope you enjoy them! x

Our Annual Studio Sample Sale is coming soon!

3 November 2014
Once a year, we open up the doors of our East London studio and workshop for a sample sale! 
Mark your diaries; this year our studio sample sale will take place at these dates and times:

Dates & Hours:
Thursday 27th November, 6-8pm
Friday 28th November, 10am-8pm
Saturday 29th November, 10am-6pm
Sunday 30th November, 11am-4pm

Location:
17 Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9QG (GoogleMaps)
We are just a couple minutes walk from the Bethnal Green tube station on the Central line.

We will be offering one-of-a-kind samples, discontinued styles, and slight seconds of our much sought after woolly cushions, printed cotton cushions, bone china ceramics, cosy winter hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, mini blankets, and much more!

You’re invited to join us for some holiday shopping with winter cocktails, cheery Christmas music, and many a bargain!  xx

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