Media playback is unsupported on your device

From kitchen to catwalk: 60 years of Laura Ashley

21 September 2013 Last updated at 11:51 BST

A special exhibition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Laura Ashley clothing brand opens on Saturday.

When the designer started her line back in 1953, she was an unknown housewife, making textiles from a printing press in her kitchen.

Colin Paterson reports.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.