Zoom Loom Turkey
Here’s a quick project you can weave up just in time for Thanksgiving. The project requires only 4 squares, so you could easily finish in time to include Mr. Tom for your Thanksgiving table décor. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious: weave one for every place setting—a take-home gift for all of your guests.
Equipment: Schacht Zoom Loom
Yarn: 36-40 yards of King Cole Drifter DK in the Color (Shade 1367) are needed for 4 squares.
Weaving: Weave 4 squares. Since this is a variegated, spaced-dyed yarn, each square will look a little different.
Assembly: Sew 3 squares into a 1×3 strip. Accordion fold this piece and stitch one end together to create a fan shape. Set aside
Orient the 4th square so it is a diamond. Fold the top two sides to the center to create an upside down kite-shape. Sew these edges together.
Fold the edges to the center one more time to create a skinnier kite shape. Then fold the edges together. Stitch along the edge. Fold down the skinny top to form a head and stitch it down.
Sew this piece onto the front of the fan shape.
Benjamin Krudwig has a double degree in biology and photography. He also spins, weaves, knits and crochets.