04/07/2012 § Leave a comment
Everyone knows Donna Wilson, she is everywhere. Her work is great and she really has blossomed indeed!
I don’t want to say too much and just let you enjoy the lovely stuff she makes.
Donna Wilson has lived in London for ten years now, she still takes most of her inspiration from memories of her childhood growing up on a farm in Aberdeenshire in the North East Scotland. When she goes home to visit her family she likes to walk through the beautiful landscape and breathe in the fresh air, which makes her very happy. Her love of the Scottish countryside has influenced her to use texture and organic forms in her work that remind her of home. By using handcrafted techniques like felting, sewing, knitting and wrapping.
After graduating in 2003 Donna set up her own studio which now produces designs for sale in over 15 countries across the globe, which is a lot. As well as her collection of lovable creatures, the past 7 years have seen Donna produce blankets and cushions, trays, wooden dolls, scarves and socks, tea towels, upholstered furniture and even stationery and books.
Donna has always loved making things, drawing and being creative, from an early age she wanted to be a designer. Donna studied Textiles at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen before gaining an MA in Mixed Media and Constructed Textiles at The Royal College of Art in London. It was during her time at the Royal College of Art that Donna enjoyed some early success with her first collection of knitted creatures. Being an industrious sort of person, Donna took the creatures to a shop called Couverture who sold lots every month, which paid her rent while she was at college! I remeber this shop, and seeing her products in there. I just LOVE her stuff! I think she has done so well and would love have a her job and get my little toys across the globe.