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« on: June 07, 2009 04:15:07 PM »



This is a representation of Peter Max's "Crossing Borders" painting which was created in the 1980s and flanked both sides of the border crossing of the El Paso Stanton Street Bridge.

It is tunisian crocheted , (that's the afghan stitch), using a size J cabled afghan hook.

I had to use a photograph of the painting which wasn't centered straight on so it's not an exact copy of the painting.



The border is done with a regular J hook in the basketweave stitch.

After I stitched up the graph, I used a yarn needle and thinner synphonia yarn to do the windows and building outlines.



Here's the back. There was tons of loose ends to weave in here. :p

Peter Max is a fabulous artist and I hope I've done him justice in this tribute afghan.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009 06:04:06 PM »

You did great never heard of that painting and I live in El Paso lol. Cant wait to get out of this place. Been here scence I was a little girl now Im 42. but awsome job. keep it up.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009 06:57:30 AM »

wow that is absolutely gorgeous! what a great tribute Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009 08:03:43 AM »

Very awesome. Your work is amazing, I've always wanted to try tunisian crochet (in something other than a solid color scarf) but have been intimidated.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009 08:08:59 AM »

Wow! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009 09:27:41 AM »

okay seriously .. this rocks!!! awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009 02:58:46 AM »

Wow - great motif, great style, great crochet! Amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009 09:42:59 PM »

This is awesome! I love Peter Max!! I just saw an exhibition of his work not oo long ago, it was really cool!
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2009 10:54:45 AM »

That is the coolest thing I have seen today! Great job!
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