More Playground Crochet from Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam

The post about the crochet playground constructions of Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is one of the most popular ever here at Playscapes (second only to the Puckelball Pitch in page views).

It has been a bit difficult to find information on Toshiko’s work, as most of the locations are in Japan.  But the MacAdams have recently launched their own site with more information about their unique playscapes, which they call NetPlayWorks…you can now see a comprehensive list of locations, as well as previously unavailable photos of each, a small selection of which are seen below.   Oh, the eye candy…don’t you feel happy just looking at these!

UPDATE:  For now, as of July 5, the above link to the MacAdam’s site isn’t working…it may have been too much traffic.  I’ll keep you posted.

UPDATED UPDATE:  The MacAdam’s are now back online, see your crochet playgrounds here!


12 Responses to “More Playground Crochet from Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam”

  1. Susan de Courcy said:

    Beautiful – I wish they had been there for me or my children to play in!

    February 17, 2015 at 8:24 am

  2. aldex said:


    July 10, 2014 at 7:36 am

  3. Paige Johnson said:

    Thanks for stopping by Micah! We are indeed huge fans of your parent’s work. You were part of its inspiration, weren’t you? Do you participate in the playscape-making at all? I’d love to talk further; feel free to email me at arcadyatcoxdotnet.

    February 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

  4. Micah Horiuchi MacAdam said:

    I am glad you all love my parent’s work. She is my idol and role model. She is an interesting mother as well as human being.

    February 11, 2014 at 2:14 am

  5. wonderfullylost: in narrative design and experience said:

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    August 07, 2013 at 9:22 am

  6. Paige Johnson said:

    Hi Angela,
    Toshiko has an a book published in the 1980s called ‘From a Line’ that though prior to some of her monumental works gives some details about her techniques. Check to see if it is held by a library near you.

    May 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

  7. angela said:

    does anyone know how they made it?
    what was the material?
    thank you in advance.

    May 17, 2013 at 8:33 am

  8. Daniela Cerri said:

    Wonderful! I love!!!

    July 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

  9. Gina Osher said:

    Such wonderful inspiration! I wish they had such creative playgrounds here in Los Angeles. Thank you for your blog – it's just lovely. BTW, the link to the MacAdams' site doesn't seem to be working…not sure if it's just me, but I would love to see their site if you can fix the link! Thanks again.

    July 06, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  10. lovleigh said:

    What inspiring useful art. I love the repetition of circles and use of colours. And greetings for Kiribati (middle of the Pacific ocean between Australia and Hawaii !)

    July 05, 2012 at 12:04 am


    Wonderful. We love it. Thanks for posting. Greetings from Poland.

    July 03, 2012 at 12:20 pm

  12. studio steakhaus said:

    Really magical. Thanks for posting.
    What an experience for the children (and adults) this would be! I would love to be in there.

    It reminds me of an Ernest Neto exhibition called ' The Edges of The World' shown at the Haywood Gallery in London in 2010?


    June 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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