Everything listed under: fabric

  • Edward's Award Winning Laura Ashley Dress

    Dressmaking student Edward shows his award winning Laura Ashley homemade dress... When student Edward Jones came to us with the celebratory news that his handmade Laura Ashley dress had him crowned ‘Young Fashion Designer of the Year’ for GCSE level in the North of England – we were truly delighted for him. Made from recycled Laura Ashley material...

  • How to Live the Floral Lifestyle

    We love all things floral and try to always incorporate it in our lives. If you're unsure how to, The House That Lars Built has some great ideas and she's back today to share a few...

  • ALL REVEALED: Press Day AW13

    We chatted, we reminisced and we coveted all the home, fashion and vintage treasures at our AW13 press day yesterday. Some of the biggest names in interior & fashion journalism joined us for an intimate showcase at the beautiful listed venue of Il Bottacio off Hyde Park. Arguably our most nostalgic collection yet...

  • Liz Looking Back

    The 60th Anniversary has not only kicked off an influx of heart warming customer stories but it has also got us reminiscing about the past right here in Laura Ashley Headquarters. One of the most endearing photo journeys is our very own Head of Home Buying Liz Mouat’s long-standing romance with the brand...

  • MAKE & DO: SEW AN EASY WASH BAG

    Give your toiletries a thorough scrubbing up with a stylish case from Homemaker Magazine (UK).For something that most of us use daily, it’s shocking how grubby our toiletry bags can become. We may be the proud owners of the sparkliest of nail varnishes or the sweetest smelling soaps, but it’s no good...

  • MAKE & DO: Christmas Trimmings

    No holiday season would be complete for Laura Ashley lovers without traditional English bunting and festive paper chains. Laura Ashley’s Christmas Tree Bunting and Scandinavian Paper Chains make trimming the tree, mantle, stairway or foyer a delightfully simple task, but our President Penne Cairoli loves creating her own...

  • BEHIND THE DESIGN: New Fall Home

    The British are coming—or it may just be the in-laws from across town. No matter who is coming your way for the holidays, you will want your home to be warm, welcoming and stylishly accommodating. Fortunately in the midst of your re-decorating decisions, we have several new collections certain to win over even your most finicky relatives.

  • MAKE & DO: Paper Poppies

    Authors of new craft book ‘Everything Oz’ show us how to make a ‘World Famous Field-O-Poppies’ We were enthralled when we recently received a copy of new craft book ‘Everything Oz: The Wizard Book of Make & Bakes’ by the wildly creative Christine Leech and Hannah Read-Baldrey. The crafty duo are...

  • COLOUR STORY: The Red, White & Blue

    If there’s one thing we have in common with our stateside friends, it’s the love of country and the red, white and blue. As we approach the Fourth of July, we’ve collected a few of our own favorite colourful things to inspire your holiday….Like a mouth-watering assortment of yummy sweets to share with family and friends.

  • Make & Do: Union Jack Cutlery Roll

    How to make a ‘Union Jack Cutlery Roll’ Sophie Holt’s (Deputy Editor of UK's Sew Magazine) final Jubilee ‘Make & Do’ post! One of the best parts of the Jubilee will be everyone getting together to celebrate outdoors (as long as the weather holds out)! Whether you’re going to have a picnic in the park or heading outside for a neighborhood street party...

  • Make & Do: Upholstering A Seat

    Do take a seat! You’ll want to relax a bit with such a busy weekend ahead-- we heard so many of your desperate chair woes this week, that we thought it necessary to nudge you to action. And if luck would have it, you may win our fabulous fabric giveaway and need to be staple gun ready!

  • Then & Now: The Best Seat In The House

    Most often the best seat in the house is qualified by either its look or its comfort, rarely both. Admit it… that old passed-down chair from mum and pop is your choice spot for curling up with The Hunger Games yet it remains the bane of your stylish façade. But not to worry...

  • Make & Do: Burlap

    Tis the season of hustle and bustle, a time marked by endless trips to retail, the post and of course, Lowe’s. And in the midst of this frenzy, remains the burning desire to create a picture perfect home where you welcome family and friends. Certainly, we appreciate the decorating enthusiasts-- decking the halls, the nooks and crannies, and even the loo with seasonal flair.

  • Make & Do: Thanks & Giving

    In as much as we appreciate a beautiful table setting, we’re more than a little fond of the mouth-watering all-American feast that will soon grace our plates. And in the spirit of THANKS and GIVING, we’re kicking of the upcoming holiday with a Week of Thanks just for you, our loyal customers, friends and followers. Nothing says thank you like giving, so we’ve selected a few delightful Laura Ashley things to bestow upon our closest followers….

  • All A Flutter: Nightingale Collection

    You don’t need a little birdie to tell you that all things feathered have made a comfortable nest in home decorating. Whether you fully embrace the winged lovelies on a statement wall or opt to find your wings with small accessories, our design team recommends you fly! We’re literally all a flutter over...

  • Behind the Design: Free Spirit

    Welsh born Laura Ashley found inspiration from all around her, but most noticeably in the unrefined beauty of the English countryside. Some 50 years later you’ll still find nature’s influence behind the design, and most often with a contemporary twist that reflects how we live today. Today, our designers keep quite busy creating fresh collections from their busy offices nestled among the streets of Chelsea Harbor in London.