I am a textile artist and designer living in the mountainous Kootenay region of BC in Canada. My home is in the tiny village of New Denver nestled next to the Slocan Lake, right  across from the beautiful pristine wilderness of Valhalla Park.

I enjoy working with a mixed media of traditional and innovative textile design techniques on natural fibers including cotton, linen, hemp, silk and wool. I use dye, shibori, screen printing, painting, sewing and piecing to transform cloth into garments, small art pieces, accessories and housewares.  My passion for the environment inspires me to make use of repurposed fabric as much as possible in my clothing and accessories.

My early inspiration comes from first memories: the red dirt, bold patterns and vibrancy of Africa where I was born and raised.  I am inspired by nature, culture, pattern and geometry and my designs have a personal and tribal resonance. I like to design garments and textiles that celebrate our cultural diversity and our connection to nature. I express this through vibrant and earthy colour, pattern, movement and texture.

I began as a mixed media painter and printmaker, receiving my arts education in South Africa. I had been working with surface designed textiles for many years, doing mostly hand dyed and screenprinted clothing and housewares for markets and fairs. In 2005 I decided to make the switch from painting to fiber arts and attended the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC where I took courses in pattern drafting, clothing design, and reconstruction techniques.
A collection of my ecoprinted silk scarves, screenprinted and dyed purses, accessories and soft fiber jewelry can be found in my shop here: https://morgenbardati.ca/

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