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FRIENDS: I hope you enjoyed watching the crankies. I would love to hear from you. If you have a question, or if you have a story to tell, leave a comment here. Or, you can send an email to me: stepdancesue at gmail dot com Find The Crankie Factory on Facebook and You Tube. Follow me on Twitter suetruman1 And by all means MAKE A CRANKIE!

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Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 10, 2018
To Ket: Sorry that I misspelled your name in the message below. I need new glasses! It's on my list of "to do's" for this week. I can't find your crankie video on you tube or vimeo. I will send an email and you can send a link. Look forward to seeing it!
Sue
Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 9, 2018
To Betsy: Yay!!! I am so happy to hear this!❤️❤️ Let me know if you have questions or if you want to bounce ideas around. Can’t wait to see it!😀
Written by Betsy Brown on Nov. 9, 2018
Hi, Sue,

I am finally working on my cranky about my dog Ida. Jamie is building me a box, I made a miniature one for practice.
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Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 9, 2018
Hi Kent! It looks great! If it is on YouTube or Vimeo can you email the link to me? Stepdancesue at gmail dot com. Thank you!! Look forward to seeing it!❤️❤️❤️
Written by Ket Conway on Nov. 9, 2018
Hi Sue,
My name is Ket Conway and I am and elementary school music and art teacher. I made a crankie this fall to inspire my students. Is there a place to share it on your website?
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Written by Ket Conway on Nov. 9, 2018
Hi Sue,
My name is Ket Conway and I am and elementary school music and art teacher. I made a crankie this fall to inspire my students. Is there a place to share it on your website?
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Written by Sue Truman on Oct. 2, 2018
To Cecil Ford: I might give a crankie workshop in Seattle this fall. I will let you know if I do. Thank you!! And if I hear of anything closer to Madison, I will let you know.😀
Written by Sue Truman on Oct. 2, 2018
To Andy, Sorry for the delayed reply. I carefully typed out some suggestions for you. But I guess it was too much text for the space and the website deleted it. :-( I decided to add a webpage to the site which gives suggestions for these common problems I will be in touch!
Written by Ceci Ford on Oct. 1, 2018
Sue: My friend, Ursula Popoluh, just reminded me of your wonderful work. I live in Madison WI but would come to seattle for a workshop in a heartbeat! Anything coming up?
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Written by Andy on Sep. 1, 2018
Our paper rides up and then down on the spindle as we crank it tearing the bottom of the paper and masking out hard to turn. Do you have any suggestions for that?thanks!!!
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Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 28, 2018
TO EMMY REICHGELT- Love the color of the kamishibai box, really nice!!! Well it sounds like the crankie bug has bitten! Great!! Keep me posted and let me know if you have questions!
Moving panoramas toured throughout Europe in the 19th century. I will keep a lookout yo see if there were moving panorama performances in Holland❤️
Written by Emmy Reichgelt on Jul. 27, 2018
part of my message went missing.
Thank you for your encouragement to make a Volkje Crankie Show. I am so inspired, I can't sleep. Ideas jumping up an down in my head :-D
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Written by Emmy Reichgelt on Jul. 27, 2018
Hi Sue! My husband made me a 'table top' Kamishibai, so not mounted to the back of my bike. Although I'm dutch and we use bikes every where ;-)
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Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 27, 2018
TO EMMY REICHGELT: Thank you so much for sending the picture of your matchbox crankie!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ I looked at your website and yes, I agree, you should make a crankie show.

I am familiar with kamishibai. My friend Dmitri Carter has an antique one on display at the NW Puppet Center in Seattle. Do you have it mounted to the back of a bike??
Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 27, 2018
TO CECILIA FORD: Thank you for asking the question about scissors and cutting shadow puppets. This is not my area is expertise but I use scissors too. I have three different pair of Fiskars. They are all meant for sewing and cutting small things. One pair has curved blades and that has been helpful. I looked on their website and learned that they have a table top scissors sharpener for $11.00. I did not know!! I am going to invest in one because yes, cutting paper will dull them.

I use scissors because I have been a sewer/ quilter for 50 years and scissors feel comfortable to me. However, for very fine cuts, I will use an exacto knife. I have watched both Dejah Leger and Katherine Fahey use an exacto knife to cut puppets and it's like watching magic in front of your eyes! Best of luck to you!! Here is the website http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Crafting-and-Sewing/Scissors-and-Shears