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Nancy Arthur Hoskins

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Nancy Arthur Hoskins, a former college weaving instructor, is the author of The Coptic Tapestry Albums and the Archaeologist of Antinoé, Albert Gayet; Universal Stitches for Weaving, Embroidery, and Other Fiber Arts; Weft-Faced Pattern Weaves: Tabby to Taqueté; numerous articles; and has contributed chapters about Egyptian textiles to four other books. Nancy has researched Pharaonic, Coptic, and Early Islamic textile collections in over fifty museums. She has presented lectures and workshops for national and international guilds and conferences. Hoskins’ art fabrics have been in solo, group, and invitational exhibits. In 2009 and 2010 she led The Textiles of Egypt Tour.

Education

1978University of OregonMaster of Science: Interdisciplinary Studies, Art History, Art Education, and Fine Arts (Weaving)
1957Long Beach State CollegeBachelor of Arts (Education) "With Distinction"
1953-55University of WashingtonNellie Martin Carmen Scholar

Employment

1981-96Lane Community CollegeWeaving Instructor
1984 SpOregon State UniversityWeaving Instructor
1981 SuUniversity of OregonWeaving Instructor
1980-81Maude Kerns Art CenterWeaving Instructor
1967-70Eugene Parks and RecreationEmbroidery Instructor
1967Portland Arts & Crafts SocietyEmbroidery Instructor
1957-66Long Beach, Seattle, Lake OswegoElementary Teacher

Honors

2013YALE UNIVERISTY’S PEABODY MUSEUM GUEST LECTURER FOR THE ECHOES OF EGYPT EXHIBIT
2013 NATIONAL PRIZE FOR A WOVEN SILK SHAWL AND THE COVER ILLUSTRATION ON SEPT/OCT 2014 ISSUE OF HANDWOVEN
2013 JUROR FOR THE CONNECTICUT HANDWEAVER’S EXHIBIT
2013JUROR FOR THE ANWG HANDWEAVER’S EXHIBIT
2010Textiles of Egypt - Tour Leader
2009Textiles of Egypt - Tour Leader
2008Australian National University Grant as visiting academic 2008
2006Hancock Lecturer for the Victorian Tapestry Workshop 2006
2005Juror for the Oklahoma Fibers Exhibit 2005
2004Coptic book selected by Textile Society of America as one of 2004's best
2003Aziz S. and Lola Atiya Fund for Coptic Studies Grant 2003
2001Keynote speaker for the Ontario Weaver's Conference 2001
1997Keynote Speaker for the Michigan Handweaver's Conference 1997
1995Oregon Council for the Humanities Grant for Coptic Research in France 1995
1994Juror for Small Expressions Convergence 1994

Publications

2017:Fabric Patterns Found in Paintings from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties of Egypt.” Complex Weavers Journal. Forthcoming.
2016“Fabric Patterns Found in Royal New Kingdom Tomb Paintings from Egypt: The Tomb of Tuthmosis IV. Complex Weavers Journal. June. No. 111. 17-26
2016“Fabric Patterns Found in Royal New Kingdom Tomb Paintings from Egypt: The Tomb of Amenhotep III. Complex Weavers Journal. October. No. 112. 23-38
2015 “Fabric Patterns Found in Minoan Frescoes.” Complex Weavers Journal. No. 107. February. 21-29
2015 “Fabric Patterns Found in Minoan Frescoes from Crete.“ Complex Weavers Journal. No. 108. June. 21-24
2015“ Minoan Fabric Patterns Found in Egyptian Tomb Paintings.” Complex Weavers Journal. No. 109. October 2015, 10-19.
2013"Fashion Fit for a Pharoah" Complex Weaver's Journal. forthcoming.
2013"Mummy Mania in Belle Époque Paris."Echoes of Egypt Catalog, Yale University Press (Contributing Author) forthcoming.
2013 “Fashion Fit for a Pharaoh.” Complex Weavers Journal. No. 101. February. 44-46
2012"Woven Patterns on Tutankhamun Textiles." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt. 2011. Volume 47. pp. 199-215.
2012“Woven Patterns on Tutankhamun Textiles.” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt. 2011. Volume 47. 199-215.
2011"Bedouin Weaving "Hali. Issue 168. Summer 201. p. 149 Book Review
2010"Pharaoh's Gala Robe." Hali. Issue 166. Winter. p. 21.
2010 “Pharaoh’s Gala Robe.” HALI. Issue 166. Winter. p. 21.
2009
“Clothing as Culture.”
Hali.
Spring 09. Book Review. p. 131.
2008“Embroidered Textiles: A World View of Traditional Patterns.
TSA Newsletter.
Fall 08. Book Review
2008‘The Victorian Tapestry Workshop in Action.”
Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot
, Fall
2008“Coptic Textiles: An Online Exhibition of the California Academy of Sciences.”
Museum Anthropology Journal.
Spring 2007. Online Exhibit Review. p. 48-49.
2007“Central Asian Textiles and Their Contexts in the Early Middle Ages.”
Hali
, Spring 07. Review
2007“Textiles in Situ and Their Find Sports in Egypt.”
Hali
, Spring 07. Book Review
2007
The Coptic Tapestry Albums and the Archaeologist of Antinoé, Albert Gayet
. Seattle and London: Skein Publications in association with the University of Washington Press
2004“A Green Riding Coat Fragment in the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle.” (Contributing Author) Cluck, Cäcilia and Gillian Vogelsand-Eastwood. eds.
Riding Costume in Egypt
. The Netherlands: Brill
2004"Coptic Textiles." (Contributing Author) Steele, Valerie, ed.
The Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
. Detroit: Charles Scribner's
2003"Coptic Fabrics, the Fauves, and a Few Other Artists."
International Tapestry Journal
. Sept
2003"Medieval Egypto-Islamic Textiles".
Handwoven
. March/April pp.68-71
2003"The Textiles."
Fustat Finds.
(Contributing Author ) Jere Bacharach, ed. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press.
2002"Coptic Curiosities."
Archaeology
2000"Weaving."
Antinoe Cent' Anni Dopo: Catalogo della mostra Firenze Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
(Contributing Author ) Loretta Del Francia Barocas, ed. Firenze: Museo du Louvre Archeologica della Toscana,
1998"Linen Bands from Tutankhamun's Tunic."
Weaver's
1998"Tissu Collé: Collage with Coptic Cloth."
International Tapestry Journal
1997"The Influence of Pattern Weaving on Coptic Tapestry."
International Tapestry Journal
1996"Sumptuous Samitum." (Coptic Drawloom Silks)
Weavers
1995"A Coptic Tapestry Technique."
Handwoven
1992"The Tapestries of Coptic Egypt."
Ars Textrina
1990
Boundweaving
. California : Victorian Video. (A video teaching tape)
1986
Weft-faced Patterns and PIctures: Tabby to Taqueté.
Seattle and London: Skein Publications in Association with the University of Washington Press.
1982
Universal Stitches for Weaving, Embroidery, and Other Fiber Arts
.
Seattle and London: Skein Publications and University of Washington Press.
1962-2013Books and selected titles from over 50 articles published in professional journals

Museum Research on Egyptian Textiles in Over 50 Museums

1978-2013Research on Pharaonic, Coptic, and Early Islamic textiles in over fifty museums in America, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Australia, and Egypt

Exhibits

1967-2013Participation in 30 solo and group art exhibits in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Lectures and Workshops Presented

1967-2013Over 100 workshops and lectures presented for international, national, and regional organizations and institutions in 18 states and 5 countries.