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Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson

Welcome to the woolly wonderland of Donna Wilson: a place where pattern and colour collide, and the imagination is free to run wild.

Originally from rural Aberdeenshire in the north of Scotland, Donna Wilson founded her design studio in 2003, having been propelled into the dizzy heights of the design world following her sell-out final show at the Royal College of Art. Her entire collection was promptly snapped up by design entrepreneur Murray Moss, founder of influential New York store Moss – perhaps unsurprisingly, considering her earlier ‘Donna Dolls’ had already been stocked by influential West London boutique Coverture.

As her collection has expanded from curious knitted creatures to colourful homeware, knitwear and accessories, so has her appeal, earning her a dedicated fan base around the globe. Crowned as Elle Decoration’s Designer of the Year in 2010, over the course of her career Wilson has collaborated with internationally-acclaimed brands including Hermès, Mamas&Papas, John Lewis and LeSportsac, world-renowned cultural institutions including V&A, CooperHewitt and The Hepworth Wakefield, and exhibited her work around the world.

 As a fore-runner of the contemporary craft movement, Donna has remained true to her principles, using traditional techniques and locally-based suppliers wherever possible. While the Donna Wilson design studio still resides in East London, in 2021, she established her own micro factory, The Knit Shop, in Dundee, Scotland. The Knit Shop produces much of Donna Wilson’s own collection, as well as offering a range of design, sampling and manufacturing services to other designers, artists and students.

Previous Events by Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson 20 Years: Building a Creative Business Panel Talk

Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson 20 Years: Building a Creative Business Panel Talk

Looking to start or grow your creative business? Get advice from our panel of experts.

18 September



London Design Festival 2023
Donna Wilson 20 Years – Unravelling Two Decades of Design

Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson 20 Years – Unravelling Two Decades of Design

The award-winning designer celebrates 20 years of design with a career-spanning show.

16 - 24 September



London Design Festival 2023
Abstract Assembly // An Unexpected Turn of Events

Donna Wilson

Abstract Assembly // An Unexpected Turn of Events

An exhibition of Donna Wilson's newest body of work, where sculpture meets function.

14 - 20 September



London Design Festival 2020
#DW15Years: Donna Wilson AW18 Collection Launch Party

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Donna Wilson AW18 Collection Launch Party

Join Donna Wilson for drinks and nibbles to launch her new AW18 collection.

18 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Wand Studio Weaving Exhibition and Demonstration

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Wand Studio Weaving Exhibition and Demonstration

The first UK exhibition from the Paris graphic and weaving studio.

17 - 18 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Mending Workshop with Celia Pym

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Mending Workshop with Celia Pym

Join Celia Pym for a mending workshop.

20 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Lunchtime Yoga with Svava Sparey

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Lunchtime Yoga with Svava Sparey

Stretch out and relax in this small group lunchtime yoga session.

18 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Make Your Own Mini-Cloud Workshop with Donna Wilson Studio

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Make Your Own Mini-Cloud Workshop with Donna Wilson Studio

Join Donna Wilson studio for a crafty cloud-making session.

17 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Make Your Own Monster Workshop with Donna Wilson Studio

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Make Your Own Monster Workshop with Donna Wilson Studio

Join Donna Wilson studio for a spot of lunchtime monster-making!

19 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Make Your Own Mini-Me Workshop with Donna Wilson Studio

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Make Your Own Mini-Me Workshop with Donna Wilson Studio

Make your own Mini-Me from knitted lambswool offcuts and felt.

21 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Urban Winemaking + Wine Tasting with Renegade Wine London

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Urban Winemaking + Wine Tasting with Renegade Wine London

Learn about urban winemaking + sample Renegade London's wines.

20 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Botanical Cat Embroidery Workshop with Kanae Entani

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Botanical Cat Embroidery Workshop with Kanae Entani

Join Tokyo-based textile artist Kanae Entani for an afternoon of hand embroidery.

22 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Tormented Textiles: the trials and tribulations of living a creative live

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Tormented Textiles: the trials and tribulations of living a creative live

A discussion of the intersection of creativity and commercialism.

19 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: How to Start a Creative Business – Donna Wilson + Noodoll

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: How to Start a Creative Business – Donna Wilson + Noodoll

Donna Wilson and Noodoll creator Yiying Wang discuss building a creative business.

21 September



London Design Festival 2018
#DW15Years: Donna Wilson Pop-up Shop and Event Space

Donna Wilson

#DW15Years: Donna Wilson Pop-up Shop and Event Space

Join Donna Wilson as she celebrates her brand’s 15th birthday.

17 - 23 September



London Design Festival 2018
Make your own Donna Wilson Monster

Donna Wilson

Make your own Donna Wilson Monster

A marvellous morning of monster-making!

02 December



Christmas 2017
Make your own Donna Wilson Xmas Decorations

Donna Wilson

Make your own Donna Wilson Xmas Decorations

Make your own Donna Wilson-style woollen decorations.

07 December



Christmas 2017
Donna Wilson Studio Sample Sale

Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson Studio Sample Sale

Pick up a bargain at Donna Wilson's annual studio sample sale.

30 November - 03 December



Christmas 2017
Donna Wilson Pop-Up Shop

Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson Pop-Up Shop

Donna Wilson opens a London pop-up shop just in time for Christmas!

29 November - 23 December



Christmas 2017

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