Zoom Loom Turkey

Zoom Loom Turkey

Benjamin Krudwig

ZL turkey - finished

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.

Skill: Beginner

Equipment: Schacht Zoom Loom

zoom loom with hands

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Benjamin Krudwig

Benjamin has a double degree in biology and photography (he also spins, weaves, knits and crochets)--so he's a great mix of data and creativity--all wonderful traits as a member of our sales team. You'll often hear his friendly voice on the phone and you've probably noticed his name pop up in many places: Ravelry, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube. Ben is our digital media manager—the main reason you've seen more activity from us in social media.