Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge, where we showcase people whose embroidered creativity is fresh and new!
Paul Nosa is an artist from Tucson, Arizona. His pedal powered sewing machine allows him to create freestyle improvised embroideries on request – bleeding edge creativity!
“I draw with a sewing machine without a computer or template. I’ve made a portable sewing table powered by a solar panel or a bicycle electric generator.
“I ask people to imagine a scenario; to say it in 5-words-or-less, and I sew a patch for them on the spot. People can ride the bicycle and generate the electricity for their own patch.
“My goal is to inspire people’s creativity and to demonstrate alternative energy sources.”
Paul’s approach to stitching is so cool. It’s really raw and instant. It’s improvisational, it’s fearless and I think it’s fantastic.
Not only does Paul innovate with the pedal powered sewing machine, the speed and response to people’s ideas is unlike anything I’ve seen thus far. It’s freestyle hip-hop with a needle and thread. It’s hella cool.