Friday, October 21, 2011

Washcloth Turkey

Washcloth Turkey

TerryGami, 15 Cloth Toy and Ornament Projects for Crafters, Teachers, and Children

The book is now available in soft cover!
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Welcome to washcloth crafts!

Hi Folks,
In the next month or so there will be blog repeats periodically as I try to get the next critter book ready for publication. The next book will have critters and gnomes. 

The turkey is known in some Native Indian cultures as the “Give Away Eagle.”  A person with turkey as his totem (or trait) possesses selfless generosity and would gladly give away all that he has to help the people in his tribe.  Perhaps we should remember this next time we all sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner.

When making the TerryGami washcloth turkey, remember that it can be made in all white washcloths, too.  The white, domesticated turkey originated in Mexico. This is in the book under turkey factoids.  To give your turkey extra character, you may add a pilgrim hat. Thick border-less washcloths work well with the turkey instructions. If you do use the thin cloths that come in packages of 18, you may need to use quilt batting as stuffing at strategic points and add an extra feather. I like to use quilt batting because the batting can be cut into strips, which is great for stuffing rolls or arms and legs.

Another suggestion would be to make the turkey to match your d├ęcor.  If you want to set the turkey on a stack of towels in your guest bathroom, his feathers can be any color.  As adults, we don’t always think outside of the box when it comes to color, but a pink, purple, green and white turkey might be gorgeous.  Let's just hope people don't think he's a peacock!  A pilgrim hat will dispel this notion as a possibility.  

Happy Crafting!

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