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#1 civitas

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

I made this tire cover. I used acrylic yarn and tied it on fairly tight. It is not obvious how it is attached just by looking at it. You would have to fiddle around behind the tire a bit to figure it out. Everyone is telling me that it will be damaged (by something other than weather) or stolen within a month. Thoughts? Has anyone done anything like this before? I accepted that bet so I hope it lasts! I park in my garage overnight so it will only be out in parking lots during the day. I never go anywhere secluded...just regular public busy parking lots.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Beautiful, great idea to cover that ugly tire! I hope it's safe, it sure is pretty (and easy to identify if they dared to use it after they stole it.)


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:28 AM

That is too cool! I love it! I really hope it does not get stolen.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

It looks great!  I've seen other similar covers (in forums, not IRL).  I hope no one steals it, and acrylic is pretty tough stuff--the only damage I'd be worried about is the sun over time.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

This was my test piece. I intend to make another most likely using nylon cord. I made a purse with La Espiga nylon and I love how durable it is. That stuff would be perfect for a tire cover. But now I have to leave this one on my car for a month and see what happens. I'm not concerned about the elements as I can take it off and wash it. The only possibility is theft but I think that is unlikely. To cut it off would ruin it. And it isn't obvious how it is attached. It would look strange to see someone messing around with it for a few min trying to figure it out and I hope that would deter theft. I have never left anything crocheted out in the public so I have no idea what the likelihood of theft is. I'll be sure to post again in 30 days when (hopefully) it is still on my Jeep.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

How cool & creative!!


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

That is fabulous! Great plan. I hope all goes well. :)


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:29 AM

Love it!!


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

This is so cool. I'd love to post this on our Facebook page.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

Now that's amazing! A great advertisement for your art!

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

Too Cool!  Love it!


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

I never would have thought of making a tire cover! Very pretty and so imaginative!


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

That is so cool. It made me Laugh made hubby laugh even my son nhad to come check it out. I love it. would love the pattern if you ever wanna give it up lol


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:54 AM

That is so neat! If we ever have a vehicle with a spare tire on the back, I'll commission you! :D I don't think it will get stolen - you'd have to be a real jerk to steal a piece of art like that, and what would a jerk want with a crochet tire cover?
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