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Choi +Shine’s "The Urchins" – An Incredible Large-Scale Crochet Lace Installation

Choi +Shine’s "The Urchins" – An Incredible Large-Scale Crochet Lace Installation

Over FIFTY crocheters worked on this absolutely stunning Choi + Shine-designed lace installation featured in this year’s “i light marina bay” in Singapore.

“During the day, the crocheted surface of the Urchins reflects, absorb and retransmit sunlight.”

“In the morning or late afternoon sun, the Urchins appear as glowing, translucent object.”

“During the full day sun, the lightweight and yet huge lace urchins cast intricate, patterned shadows creating both a pleasant visual experience and providing a small shelter from the hot sun.”

Visit Choi + Shine for the full story of “The Urchins”.

Hat tip: Mr. XStitch


About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


  1. How do these amazing urchins hold their shape?

  2. Stunning! What a fabulous idea!

  3. They have a metal frame.

  4. Thank you for the creativity, imagination, organization and completion of this beautiful project. Is it a permanent installation and will it travel?

  5. wat kunnen die mensen toch hele mooie dingen haken.schitterend zou het ook hier in nederland eens willen zien kijken hoeveel haaksters en hakers er zijn die dit projekt kunnen waar maken.

  6. These are AMAZING! One question – how big were the crochet hooks?

    • HUGE!

      • Thanks. Please could you be a bit more specific?

        • Hi Clare, I’m sorry but it’s not information I have. You could try contacting the artists – good luck! Danielle


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