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There is nothing better on a grey, rainy, saturday morning than a spot of sewing.

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Especially when it involves sewing at one of my favourite places.

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My mum had booked me a space on the cushion making workshop with Donna Wilson as a birthday treat. I had been looking forward to it for ages and was so very excited.

The workshop was great – I made a cloud shaped cushion which needs some final stuffing and tweaking before it can be revealed finally. I was delighted we got to make clouds as I had long lusted after the ones on her website.

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The fabric looked gorgeous and was beautiful to work with – the lambswool yarn is sourced from Denby Dale and the fabric machine knitted by small family-run business in Galasheils on the Scottish border.

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Donna was lovely too.

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Afterwards I popped along to see her show and as expected it was playful and fun. I loved following the woollen arrows and drawings  leading the way to the forest of creatures.
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Her work is so unique and full of fun, with lots of humour at every turn.

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And I was particularly happy to spot a few of my favourites creatures from the Odd-Bod Bunch.

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2 Responses to Donna Wilson @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  1. Nadine says:

    Oh, those creatures are cute! Looking forward to seeing your cloud!

  2. Felix says:

    Beautiful creatures and lovely colours in your photos. Nice to learn where Wilson sources her fabric from and I love the palette of fabrics that she works from. Can’t wait to see your cloud!

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