Inez Giles


2018 Honors Graduate

Dr. Inez Giles is a retired professor of business and management but her passion is, and always has been, Eastern European textile traditions. She is a certified judge with the National Academy of Needlearts where she co-edited A Needleart Judge’s Reference and completed her Honors research presentation. The overarching question which guides her research is: how does this embroidered textile reflect the society in which it was created?

Dr. Giles spends her free time traveling and researching textile traditions. She has worked with museum curators across Slovakia and was honored to study with a village artisan and learn “kriva ihla,” the tambour embroidery of Slovakia.