Making From Whole Cloth with Mark Mitchell

Sewing Circle: 2-4 pm on Saturday, May 9
Location: The New Foundation Seattle
Admission: Free event. RSVP by May 5 to info@thenewest.org. Space is limited.

Learn about the process of creating trimmings (fringe, ruffles, flowers, bindings, cording, etc.) from whole cloth and contribute to a discussion on the themes of resident artist Mark Mitchell’s latest work Burial II while sewing together. Attendees are welcome to bring their own knitting, crocheting, embroidery or hand sewing projects to work on or create a fabric carnation using materials supplied by the Foundation.

Mark Mitchell is a Seattle-based artist and educator who is using our facility to conduct research and begin production on Burial II, a new body of work that tackles issues of racial disparity, the school-to-prison pipeline, and solitary confinement. Through this work, Mark hopes to incite crucial conversations about anti-racist white allyship.

The Foundation encourages artistic production by responding to the specific needs of the artists we support. In addition to providing studio space for Mark, we are commissioning creative responses to Burial II from Lori Goldston and Aaron Counts, producing public workshops, and collaborating with the Northwest Film Forum, Seattle Art Museum and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute to help him reach the widest possible audience.