Free Motion

You might know that I do some free motion sewing and quilting. (I also take photographs of things but  forget to not put my greasy finger prints on the lenses.  That white-ish blurry spot in this picture between this guy and his hand is not a ghostly manifestation of inspiration…it’s probably french fry grease. )
Paul Nosa at the Maker Faire in San Mateo this weekend, goes at free motion sewing in a way that I hadn’t seen before.  His works are like little free motion etchings.  The stitches are done on a Singer with dropped feed dogs. He uses only his hands – no embriodery hoop, no programming, no pre-sketching – and improvises as he goes along.
Did I mention that his sewing machine is solar powered or alternately, using a bicycle powered generator?

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I like making things, creativity, creative people, food, fabric, glass, painting, reading, my community, my family, my friends and my dogs.
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3 Responses to Free Motion

  1. quiltfever says:

    WOW! What a master of free-motion control!

  2. Lynda says:

    Amazing! I can’t even quilt a straight line without a few bobbles.

  3. Sheila Brady says:

    Super fun! I wonder how much he thinks out before he starts quilting, and how much he just takes advantage of serendipity?

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