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.

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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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. Sandy

    How do these amazing urchins hold their shape?

  2. MaryAnn Jackman

    Stunning! What a fabulous idea!

  3. Mar

    They have a metal frame.

  4. Gail

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

  5. Ria verheezen

    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. Clare

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

    • knithack


      • Clare

        Thanks. Please could you be a bit more specific?

        • knithack

          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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