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/.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.

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  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