modellen: Rachel Luntungan - Sandra Hincu
Crocheted from 100% cotton and enriched with glass beads.
The dress guards will be attached by clips to the fender.
Spoke guards are attached with clips to an iron ring so the crochet can be washed if necessary.
The clips can withstand all weather conditions. After a rainy day, the crochetwork will dry again like laundry on the line....
‘Dress guard’ according to the Dikke van Dale (Dutch dictionary):
oilcloth or plastic lining partially surrounding the rear wheel of a
bicycle to prevent a jacket or skirt from coming into contact with the wheel.
There is no country in the world which pays so much attention to dress guards as The Netherlands does. In other countries there are fewer bicycles anyway, but the bikes there are usually don’t have dress guards. In hot countries this is only logical. Nobody wears a long coat which needs protection and women with their long skirts do not ride a bicycle. In this respect, the dress guard may be regarded as a unexpected symbol of women’s emancipation.
Long live the dress guard !
Simeli in collaboration with Roy van Binsbergen
has designed the Simeli Clip.
The crocheted dress guards are attached in an aesthetic way to the fender by these clips. The dress guards will fit your bike if the fender has a small edge on the inside and if the bike has no rim brakes because there is only a hole to accommodate the lock.
These clips are also used to attach the crochetwork to an iron ring to make the Wheel Covers for a wheelchair.
model: Meia Linde
Handmade and unique and therefore never quite the same...
The Flower Power Collection is inspired by the Hippies. These were idealistic young people who wanted to improve the world. One of their main mottos was: ‘Make love, not war’. Flowerpower was also expressed in clothing and hair: bright patterns, colours and flowers.