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?