Donna Wilson in her studio, photographer: Gary Maclennan
We caught up with award-winning textile designer Donna Wilson, Originally from Scotland and now based in East London, Donna Wilson. She specialises in knitted creatures and blankets, and a range of different homeware.
Watch Donna discuss her inspiration and process of working with UK-based manufacturers and suppliers.
Donna took inspiration from the V&A Dundee building and their aquatic neighbours in the Tay to create the cuddly seal and seal baby blanket for their gift shop. The cuddly seal was given the name Selkie after a vote on social media.
Back in 2018 we were asked by V&A Dundee to create a series of videos to celebrate their collaborations with Scottish makers and designers for their gift shop. We wanted to really tell the story behind their inspiration and the work that they created. Over the course of a year we spent time with each designer to learn about how they work. For the project we teamed up with Paved With Gold, and photographer Garry Maclennan.