In a world where you can’t always get a lockstitched garment, you can make one with a sewing machine.
This is the lockstitching machine definition by artist and designer Sami Al-Din Al-Khatib, who calls his creation the ‘Lockstitch’ machine.
Lockstitching machines are sewing machines that sew two parts together to form a complete garment.
They are usually made of wood, but Al-Kuhtayb says that his lockstitcher also features metal hardware.
‘It’s very versatile, and I like to see it being used in different ways.
It can be made from any material, and it can be used for different purposes,’ he says.
Al-Daad’s work, which is available on the artist’s website, is called Lockstitches, and he explains that it was inspired by his own experiences as a young artist, where he was struggling to make his first garment.
‘I was not successful in making a garment from scratch, and when I tried to make a garment for myself, it was a nightmare, because I couldn’t control the fabric and the shape of the garment,’ he explains.
‘After a while, I decided to learn how to sew a lock and stitch it, and so I created this piece of work.’
The work has been described as ‘a journey of discovery’, and is called ‘an attempt to give the viewer the power to discover the meaning behind a garment.’
You can see a video of Al-Baad’s process here.
Al Dinar says that he wanted to give his work a ‘meaning’, and to give it a ‘character’, as the piece was inspired ‘by my own life and the struggles I’ve been through.’
Al-Kaad’s project is currently being used to make garments at his studio, and there are plans to make more.
He hopes that it will help other young artists in the future.
‘The idea is to show the beauty of being creative,’ he adds.
‘If we can use this tool for a new project, it will show the possibilities of creating new things.’
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