Waste Yarn Project
Waste Yarn Project (/weɪst jɑːn ˈprɒdʒ.ekt/) is an initiative founded by Siri Johansen and Sebastien Maes that repurposes surplus yarns to create one-of-a-kind knitwear. The process is guided by a system of controlled randomness that places chance expression at its heart. Beginning with found yarn, the unique combinations of yarns across spectrums of color are determined by spinning a color wheel. Every spin on the WYP Wheel of Fortune produces a singular result, at the end, each piece is numbered to reflect this unique nature.
Each WYP knit is crafted by hand and takes approximately twelve hours from start to finish, passing through the hands of two to three artisans in the process. Methodical and slow production makes use of all waste, ensuring the quality and longevity of the garment.
The Wheel of Fortune is shown here.