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DEAR FRIENDS: THIS WEBSITE STOPPED NOTIFYING ME WHEN I HAD A MESSAGE. NOT SURE WHY BECAUSE MY EMAIL HAS BEEN THE SAME FOR 10 YEARS. MY APOLOGIES FOR THE SLOW REPLY, I WILL CONTACT THEM TO GET THIS FIXED. IN THE MEANTIME I AM MOST HAPPY TO REPLY TO YOUR COMMENTS - THANK YOU!!! 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 Apr. 21, 2018
TO EIRENE MAVODONES RE: BUYING CRANKIE KITS: Eirene, thank you for asking about the crankie kits. Louis Leger is still making and selling them. He just closed his Etsy shop and is setting up shop through a different venue. I will send you an email and copy Louis so that you two can connect. Thanks again!
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
TO DAVID DUHON OF THE CRANKIE COLLECTIVE: Hi David! I see you question about making copies of the scroll and then spicing the sections together. I only have experience with that with the small matchbox crankies. The scrolls are only 1 1/4 inch high! But for those I use Scotch Tape, the non-glossy finish which is less noticeable. I also put tape on both sides of the scroll so that when it is being cranked, the seam on the back does not catch on the spindle. Sounds like a great project! Let me know how it goes!
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
TO MAGGIE HELTON: Maggie, I watched your Maud Muller crankie. What a wonderful tribute, I love it. Having made many crankies from fabric, I appreciate the work you have done. I love that the soundtrack is a recording of her voice. Fabulous!
I do not know of any crankie festivals on the horizon at the moment, I will certainly post on the home page here and also on the Crankie Factory facebook page. Maybe you should have one in your city! Are you in Austin? Cheers for now!
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
TO SUSAN WAGGONER IN PITTSBURG - Susan, thank you so much! Yes, I do give workshops but I live in Seattle, quite a ways away from you! Ellen is a good friend and incredible artist. I will be giving a workshop in Massachusetts in August, 2018. When it is finalized, I will post on the website and send an email to you as well. Thanks again.
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
To Jane E Simpson: Jane, thank you so much. In the meantime, we have become Facebook friends, I follow you and Instagram and LOVE your work. I may be in Massachusetts in August to do a workshop. I will let you know!
Written by Jane E. Simpson on Mar. 21, 2018
Hi Sue! I found you on insta and have ben inspired by your work. I'm a picture framer and artist living in NH. I use found paper, old photo's, sewing notions and thread to make collages/assemblage pieces. I'm hatching a story that I'd like to incorporate into a crankie. Do you ever come east and do workshops?
Written by susan waggoner on Mar. 2, 2018
Hello, Do you ever offer weekend, or week long workshops? I live in Pittsburgh PA and have been learning from Ellen Gozion.

If not, do you know of anyone who offers workshops?

Thank you!
Written by Maggie Helton on Feb. 27, 2018
Love your site and just wondering if there are any Crankie Festivals on the horizon. I've only made one so far but it has a great history. I've included a link.
Written by David Duhon on Feb. 14, 2018
We are looking at how to make copies, and thinking blue print copies are not bad, and a size, Arch E, 36" x 48" would cut and splice into 8' of 18" scroll. What makes a good splicing tape? I am thinking to start with drafting tape and see how that holds up, and how much the splices show. Thoughts?
Written by Eirene Mavodones on Feb. 5, 2018
I would like to buy two crankie kits. Could you put me in contact with someone who sells them?
Written by Ryan Dunne on Aug. 11, 2017
You have a lot of useful information on here. I'm starting my first Crankie and I wanted to know if you came across any problems using watercolors on paper for your Crankies. Was there buckling, did the paper handle well being cranked after being watercolored or did the constant rolling help flatten it out?
Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 21, 2017
Ah! I spelled query wrong (below)! Note to self: don't reply to messages before your first cup of coffee! :-)
Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 21, 2017
I put a querrie out on the Facebook group page: Crankies in the Puppet World and Beyond (join the group!) and I received a reply from Felicia Cooper:
Felicia Cooper - I'd probably use paper cement with a dry tack. If you get the unwaxed parchment paper, this should work. Also, is a website that helps suggest adhesives for various combinations.

This to That (Glue Advice)
How to glue this to that

I didn't know about this website. I am going to check it out and add it to the Make a Crankie page. Stay in touch and let us know how you are doing! Best! Sue
Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 20, 2017
Hi Nissa! Thank you so much! I haven't used culinary parchment paper before for the scroll. I think Anna and Elizabeth have. Let me ask around and I will report back. Does the parchment paper have a waxy coating on it? Sue
Written by Nissa Shiell on Jul. 20, 2017
Hello Sue- beautiful website! We are experimenting with making a cranky using parchment paper as the scroll. Can you recommend a glue that will adhere well to culinary parchment paper?