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Sewing your imagination & teaching about alternative energy. Traversing the country with a solar & bike powered sewing machine. Read more

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Sewing your imagination & teaching about alternative energy. Traversing the country with a solar & bike powered sewing machine.

About this project

Click Here to view designs from the P.Nosa collections ←                   

Click Here to view P.Nosa's Fine Art Gallery

Sewing Tour 2012
My mission is to navigate the country promoting people's creativity, providing a tangible patch of their ideas, and to teach how to use alternative energy sources.

My name is Paul Nosa, I'm an Artist that draws with a sewing machine. My designs are not pre-drawn nor do I use a computer or template; this is a non-traditional method of using a conventional sewing machine. I am self-taught and have been sewing for the past eight years.

I ask people to think of a scenario in '5-words-or-less', and I sew my interpretation on the spot onto a piece of fabric or 'patch'.

The sewing machine is mounted to my Solar Sewing Rover; a portable table powered by a solar panel and a bicycle electric generator.

People can ride the bicycle and generate electricity to make their own patch.

Where and When

With your support, Sewing Tour 2012 will begin in May and finish in October. Starting in my hometown of Tucson, Arizona- the tour will follow cities along the West Coast including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Then Eastward to Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.. Many more cities to be included.

Previous Sewing Installations:

San Francisco's Exploratorium 2010 & 2011, Bay Area & New York Maker Faire 2010 & 2011, Pittsburgh Children's Museum 2011, Oregon Country Fair 2010 & 2011, Harmony Festival 2010 & 2011, Bumbershoot 2010, Oakland Art MurMur 2010 & 2011, Sustainable Living Roadshow 2011, Treasure Island Music Festival 2010 & 2011, Philadelphia Folk Festival 2011, San Francisco & Chicago Renegade Craft Fair 2010, West Coast Art & Frame 2011, New York Art Expo 2011

By supporting the project, you will be helping with the travel costs to drive around the country. As well as receiving a piece of my Art with your pledge, you will be helping people use their imaginations, understand how to use solar energy, and build a bicycle electric generator. 

Thank you for your support,

Paul Nosa

Examples of 5-words-or-less scenarios:

Swimming through the Day

Communicating Through Music

Bicycle Over the City

The Healer Patch

Dog Human Therapy

Love Everywhere Forever

FAQ

  • When the funding period ends, my plan is to ask people which patch they would like.
    I will make sure you receive the patch of your choosing.

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    Receive a personal thank you letter from the Artist, your choice of any six P.Nosa original patches, from your imagination — two '5-words-or-less scenario' patches, and a frame ready original piece of P.Nosa's Fine Art — choose one of 20 from the 'Horizon Gallery'. Follow link to view P.Nosa's Fine Art Gallery.

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    Receive a personal thank you letter from the Artist, your choice of any fifteen P.Nosa original patches, from your imagination — five '5-words-or-less scenario' patches, and a frame ready original piece of P.Nosa's Fine Art — choose one of 20 from the 'Nebula Gallery'. Follow link to view P.Nosa's Fine Art Gallery.

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    Receive a personal thank you letter from the Artist, your choice of any twenty-five P.Nosa original patches, from your imagination — five '5-words-or-less scenario' patches, a frame ready original piece of P.Nosa's Fine Art — choose one of 5 from the 'Zenith Gallery'; Follow link to view P.Nosa's Fine Art Gallery, and you can choose a U.S. city to be part of Sewing Tour 2012.

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Funding period

- (60 days)