Meet The Maker – Jonathon Istria, “The Singer”

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Treadle sewing machines are recognisably vehicles for creation. Typically, the output is in a textile form, working fabric into clothing or accessories. However, this project adds another layer to the creation process, transforming an antique 1920s treadle sewing machine into an interactive creative engine for digital music.

Says artist Jonathon Istria, “the sewing machine is, after all, designed to create beautiful things; this works threads new possibility into an everyday object”.

A delicate and thought-provoking piece, look out for The Singer at the Sydney Mini Maker Faire.

Find out more about Jonathon’s work at his Tumblr blog.

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