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Meet Karen Gibbs!

The Artistry of Karen Gibbs: A Batik Revelation

Step into the world of batik design and the creativity of Karen Gibbs, a true maestro in her craft. Situated within the dynamic realm of Banyan Batiks, Karen's designs transcend convention, blending tradition with contemporary flair in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns.

Karen's journey as a batik virtuoso is a testament to her unwavering dedication and passion for the art form. With an innate ability to infuse her designs with intricate details and cultural nuances, she has redefined the essence of batik craftsmanship, captivating audiences far and wide.

Beyond her previous role at Banyan Batiks, Karen is a catalyst for change, advocating for the preservation and promotion of batik art through educational initiatives and community engagement. Her belief in the transformative power of art to unite and inspire is evident in every project she undertakes.

Some advice from Karen about carefully selecting your fabrics: "After you pull the fabrics you like, do you make up one block first to see if you really really like them as you thought? I do. When you do your own fabric selection, you have to allow yourself to make different choices. Things don't always go as you thought. Maybe the values are different, maybe the handpainted stripe you like looks amazing in triangles--who knew! Give yourself freedom to like it or not. Really take the time to look at those batiks and have fun with them!!"

Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary talent and boundless imagination of Karen Gibbs on April 26th. Whether you're a seasoned admirer or a newcomer to the world of batik, prepare to be captivated by the beauty of her designs and learn about the process of creating batiks.

Sign up here for the Batik Event with Karen Gibbs! See you there for an educational and fun evening with light appetizers and drinks.