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.

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[Vimeo via The Awesomer]