Maybe the next time you take the kids to the playground, you will look at it differently. Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is a crochet playground designer. "It all happened quite by accident." in the mid nineties. Two children came into the gallery were she was showing her crochet work. They asked if they could play on the installation 'Multiple Hammock No. 1'. She held her breath and saw the design come to life.
In 2000, her first large-scale crochet playground named Rainbow Net, came to life. "Rainbow Net was produced in close collaboration with structural engineers TIS & Partners and landscape architects Takano Landscape Planning. It opened in July of 2000 after three years of planning, testing, and building."
All that creative play with just some yarn and a crochet hook. Toshiko orders yarn by the ton for her creation constructions. During final assembly, Toshiko crocheted ten hours a day.
This looks like so much fun. If you visit Japan it would be worth the visit to one of her playgrounds.