February 23, 2010

I love your bike

bike embroidery, handlebars detail.
Stitched by Laura Hartrich

Isn't the stitching on this piece amazing? I love the beautiful contrasting and complementary colors and all the different stitches.

And, there's a beautiful story behind this piece as well - Laura is donating this to a benefit for Mariel Mentink, a bike rider who was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in Austin. Mariel is now hospitalized with a great deal of rehabilitation in front of her. I just lost a dear childhood friend in September to a bike accident, and so this bike, and what Laura is doing has extra meaning for me.


To learn more about Mariel Mentink, and to lend your support, visit http://supportmarielmentink.com/.


  1. thank you so much for this post! it made my day. :-)

  2. So cute! I love the colors! TFS...Hugs, Ingrid

  3. this bike is amazing! it's the best thing i've seen in a while! thanks for sharing.

  4. that bike has to be one of the most beautiful works I have seen


    that's incredibly sad about the accident Mariel had, and I am so sorry about your friend

    hopefully a lot of funds for rehabilitation are donated and a lot of much needed consciousness for awareness grows to avoid those terrible accidents from happening

  5. That is so cool!
    -Janice Mentink