A £10 investment in wood for a screen, dyes and some linen, along with many trips to libraries to learn everything about fabric printing, kick started their fledgling attempts. At first they produced small squares with geometric patterns, which reflected the limited space in their tiny flat.
Around this time the film Roman Holiday was released, and Audrey Hepburn’s headscarves in the film sparked a trend amongst young girls which the Ashleys picked up on when they went on holiday to Italy in 1952. They realised that they had the means and ability to produce small scarves themselves, and within a short space of time, were selling in great quantities to shops including John Lewis and Heal’s. Alongside the scarves, the couple also produced tea towels and placemats, with designs from Victorian advertisements and playbills often with quirky, humorous images. show less
1 review of Laura Ashley in English
Laura Ashley on Caernarfon road stocks a range of Laura Ashley home and furnishing products. Whether you are after a new sofa, or a set of curtains, the shop is sure to meet your needs. The staff are always accommodating and will try their best to help you; the are skilled technicians and know their stuff, although I would always recommend taking your own tape-measure to ensure perfect accuracy. One problem is that the parking is quite limited, maybe only around fifteen spaces. The shop is never packed out, but occasionally you have to park elsewhere. It is quite expensive, but the sales are fairly frequent and usually contain a bargain or two.
Comment Be the first to comment on this review for Laura Ashley
Write your review of Laura Ashley
Places nearby Laura Ashley
Your bookmark has been removed
Your bookmark has been saved
Did you know?
You can access your bookmarks from our mobile apps!
From now on, we'll make sure you get updates about this place.