The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Paul Nosa

Contemporary embroidery art via Mr X Stitch

Paul NosaOpens in a new tab. is an artist from Tucson, Arizona.

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 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 at his websiteOpens in a new tab., and be slightly astonished at all the other strings to his bow.


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Jamie Chalmers, aka Mr X Stitch, aka the Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery is the founder of the Mr X Stitch site, the world's longest running embroidery blog, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch. He is also the founder of XStitch, the game-changing cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

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