Paul Nosa – Free Wheelin’ Free Machine

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Paul Nosa - The Calling
Paul Nosa – The Calling

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!

Paul Nosa - Birth Of A Unicorn - machine embroidery

“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.

Paul Nosa - Treasure Island - machine embroidery

“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.

Paul Nosa - Each One Very Unique - machine embroidery

“My goal is to inspire people’s creativity and to demonstrate alternative energy sources.”

Paul Nosa - Making Art Together - machine embroidery

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.

Paul Nosa - 750 Ways - machine embroidery

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.

Paul Nosa in action!

Find out more about Paul on Instagram or at his website where you will be slightly astonished at all the other strings to his bow.