Author Archives: Jennifer Berman

The Story of Glorafilia (Part 12)

Fascinating Collectors and The Miniature Needlepoint Collection (Book 4) Collectors Most of us are collectors in one way or another. A quick survey in 1992 at Glorafilia revealed collectors of antique teapots, gardening tools, perfume bottles, soup ladles, theatre programmes, … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 11)

The Impressionist Collection (Book 3) In the France of the Impressionists, serious art was regarded as a male stronghold. Girls were groomed in ‘feminine’ accomplishments: music, a little gentle water colouring, needlework. Needlework, actually was considered a prescription of good … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 10)

Our obsession with Victoriana and a customer’s intrepid travels with her Victorian Rug 20% discount on our Victorian Mini Collection – details below.   Victoriana During our life in needlepoint, almost every catalogue and three of our five books always … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 9)

Kelims and Rugs 15% discount on our current Kelim Collection – details below.   Kelims For Glorafilia two main events happened in the eighties. We began experimenting with large gauge canvas to create easier, quicker and more dramatic pieces than … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 8)

Glorafilia The Venice Collection (Book 2) In part 7 of the Glorafilia story I told you about Book 1 and how we met Maggie who became our literary agent. Through her we were taken up by the publisher Conran Octopus … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 7)

The Glorafilia Needlepoint Collection (Book 1) In 1986 we were approached by a craft publisher based in the West Country asking us if we had considered writing a book about Glorafilia with projects and the history of Glorafilia up until … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 6)

Special Commissions that culminated in the Barbican Exhibition SPECIAL COMMISSIONS From the early days of Glorafilia, we were asked to do special commissions for customers. It began quite simply with requests “to change the colours to match my décor” and … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 5)

The Old Mill House and Learn Needlepoint the Glorafilia Way At the end of part 4 of the Glorafilia story we had just opened our shop in picturesque Mill Hill Village in London in the spring of 1981. There were … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 4)

Needlepoint from Historical Influences and Art At the end of Part 3 of The Glorafilia story I promised you visits to the British Museum, the Royal Academy and The Old Mill House, our beautiful shop that we opened in May … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 3)

Our Search for a Printer In the second part of The Story of Glorafilia, I concluded by saying that we could no longer paint canvases by hand in quantity, as we had too many orders. So, we began our search … Continue reading

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