Welcome to the woolly wonderland of Donna Wilson: a place where
pattern and colour collide and the imagination is free to run wild.
From cushions and creatures to sofas and sweaters, Donna’s designs
are made with the softest yarns and most vibrant of colours.
Chances are you’ve already encountered some of them in your
day-to-day lives and travels; from a bright blue Badger cushion
nestled on a sofa in London to a Beardy Bob plate at the dinner
table in Tokyo, Donna’s products pop up in every corner of the
If we go back to the very beginning, the story of Donna Wilson
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,” recalls Donna. I would create
sculptures from branches and twigs, make mud pies and serve them in
old pots and pans.”
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.