Taking textile decoration to higher levels: Jennifer Gibson
Jennifer Gibson fell in love with Guyana the first time she visited back in 1996. She followed her heart and now lives here, in Diamond, East Bank Demerara from where she commutes to ‘A Sanc-tuary’, a children’s home on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway where she is committed to caregiving and teaching.
The Barbadian, who is a textile artist has now written what might be considered a go-to book for textile artists. She says she admires the determination of budding textile artists hence the reason for her publishing Helpful Hints for Textile Artists, which was released in April of this year, published in Guyana by Graphic Masters.
She says the objective is to enlighten these artists on ways to enhance their work and designs. Content ranges from tie-dye, appliqué, embroidery and batik to name a few. “Within its pages you will also find secrets to how I maintained that competitive edge, from years of experimenting, trial and error. I believe knowledge is nothing if not shared,” Jennifer expresses.