Upward: Free-Motion Embroidery

Craft & Design

My friend, artist P.Nosa from Tucson, AZ, creates amazing free-motion embroidery with his solar-/pedal-powered sewing machine. Since drawing with a sewing machine is analogous to drawing without being able to pick up your pen, it requires more forethought than a regular drawing. This video captures his talent for maintaining a balance between intention and possibility.
P.Nosa will be at Maker Faire Bay Area next week. Find him there!
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4 thoughts on “Upward: Free-Motion Embroidery

  1. Becky Stern says:

    Yay Paul’s coming to Maker Faire!

  2. Cathe Holden says:

    Great clip! I’ve seen him in action before, it’s an amazing thing to watch.
    It brings to mind the words of Michelangelo:
    “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”
    “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
    I look forward to seeing his talents again at the Maker Faire!

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