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.
WOW! What a master of free-motion control!
Amazing! I can’t even quilt a straight line without a few bobbles.
Super fun! I wonder how much he thinks out before he starts quilting, and how much he just takes advantage of serendipity?