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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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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 2)

Getting the needlepoint collection together In the first part of The Story of Glorafilia, I spoke about the lack of interest shown to our very small collection by the traditional needlepoint shops and how our break through came when interior … Continue reading

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Mara’s Russian Salad

Serves 6 You will need: 4 large Maris Piper potatoes 3 small thin carrots sliced thinly A large handful of small cauliflower florets A handful of fine green beans A handful of frozen peas 2 large hardboiled eggs Parsley, dill … Continue reading

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The Story of Glorafilia (Part 1)

The Origins Many of our customers over the years have asked how did Glorafilia begin? What does Glorafilia mean? How were you trained? So I thought I would let you know about the origins of Glorafilia in this the first … Continue reading

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