Library Projects Assistant
About the Topic
Needlework tools and other feminine curiosities have held a fascination for many a student of historical embroideries. With the aid of these implements, needlework items from purely functional to highly sophisticated were made possible. We shall look at a wide range of these tools fashioned with both expert craftsmanship and stunning beauty to those made out of necessity with thriftiness in mind. Among such tools and items we will explore are: work boxes, pockets, work bags, clamps, tambour tools, tape measures, needle books, needle cases, huswifs, pincushions, and pattern sources.
About the Speaker
Since 1976, Joanne Harvey has produced needlework reproductions and original designs under the name of The Examplarery. Her work is licensed by many of the leading museums and private collections such as Colonial Williamsburg, Winterthur, Rhode Island Historical Society, SPNEA, Peabody Essex Museum and Historic Deerfield to name just a few that her work is affiliated with. Joanne has blended her reproduction needlework seminars, lectures, and writings on historical needlework with woman's social history. Her work has been commissioned by various motion picture and television productions as well. Her background includes a degree in Art Education and American History, guide and guide supervisor and conservation technician at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.