Zoom Loom Turkey

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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.

zl-turkey-squares

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

zl-turkey-sewing-step-1

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.

zl-turkey-sewing-step-2

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 is the Content Manager at Schacht, and loves creating weaving and spinning content for the Schacht blog. His other spinning and weaving work can be seen in Handwoven, Spin-Off and the SIP Easy Weaving With Little Looms. You may find him on Instagram as @benjamin_krudwig