(1894 - 1980)
Georgiana Brown Harbeson was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Connecticut. Georgiana Harbeson is known for needlework design, magazine cover design, watercolor sketches.
Biography Georgiana Harbeson
Georgiana Brown Harbeson pioneered modern needlework in the United
States during the late 1920's and the 1930's and is remembered for elevating
stitchery to an art form.
She was the author of two
comprehensive books and numerous articles on needlework, as well as
designs and articles for many women's magazines such as Vogue, Woman's
Home Companion, and Ladies Home Journal, her work often appearing on the
She developed her crewel and needlepoint embroideries by making a
watercolor sketch or "cartoon", worked the sketch into a pattern and
applied it to fabric. The colors came from a "palette of wool".
Georgiana began doing needlework at the age of seven, when she was
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