Donna Wilson

In the beginning…

Donna Wilson’s story starts in the beautiful countryside of Aberdeenshire, where she spent her childhood growing up on her parents’ farm:
We used to have an old hen house that became a cabin of craft… a place to hide from adults and have adventures. I would create sculptures from branches and twigs, make mud pies and serve them in old pots and pans.

A love of nature

Through these early experiments, she developed a love for the natural landscape, wildlife, and of course, making things – mostly from textiles using handcrafted techniques like felting, sewing, knitting, and wrapping. When she was old enough, Donna packed her bags and set off for London where she honed her home-taught talents at the Royal College of Art. It was there that she knitted her very first creatures and began selling them to local shops in the city.

Fifteen years and several hundred thousand spools of yarn later…

Donna’s cabin of craft has been relocated from the hen house in Aberdeenshire to a busy studio in East London that’s filled to the rafters with her curious creations. Along the way, her creatures have been joined by a whole host of other products including contemporary furniture, homewares, textiles, clothing, and even confectionery collections that you’ll find in over 30 countries around the world, loved by thousands for their charming warmth and familiarity.

The importance of craftsmanship

It’s fair to say Donna’s studio wouldn’t be where it is today without its network of talented craftspeople who help to bring her products to life. Keeping UK manufacturing and crafts alive has long been an important part of Donna’s work and she is proud to say that each Donna Wilson product is, wherever possible, made in the UK by people who take great pride and care in their work.

DW Owl Cushion

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DW Fox Cushion

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DW Forest Cushion

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DW Rainy Days Cushion

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DW Owl Cushion

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DW Flying Bird Cushion

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DW Meg Cushion

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DW Forest Cushion

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DW Bear Cushion

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