How Many Grandmas Were Needed to Make This Epic Cross-Stitched Music Video?

The music video for Ghost, the latest track from an Australian indie folk band named Husky, looks like it was brought to life by hundreds of senior citizens cross-stitching around the clock for months on end.

But director Jonathan Chong took a much simpler approach that didn’t require a single needle. By having animator Clem Stamation fake the cross-stitch effect using clever computer animation and compositing, Chong saved the wrists of all those seniors and freed up their time for more serious pursuits, like unwrapping hard candies.

[Vimeo via The Awesomer]

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Senior citizens or hipsters? Cross stitch isn’t just for the olds.