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 and more.
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.