I don’t have a car, so riding the local bike share is one of the ways I get around. But, I can guarantee that my rides are not nearly as whimsical as the bicycle embroidery by Walker Boyes of TrueFort. Called the Velo Series, it features hand-stitched bikes that are decorated with colorful blooms. They represent a fantasy, like something out of a movie—carefree weekend excursions to the farmer’s market that overflow with a bounty of fresh flowers.
The Velo Series, like much of TrueFort embroideries, are stretched over bars like a painting. Although it’s common to display stitching in the hoop, here, it’s shown with a fine art aesthetic in mind. Parts of the collection are available through the TrueFort shop. Stay up-to-date on Boyes’ pieces by following his Instagram—there are some great in-progress shots!
Bicycle embroidery isn’t all that TrueFort stitches. Potted plants and tigers also make an appearance.