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FRIENDS: I hope you enjoyed this website. I would love to hear from you. If you have a question, or if you have a story to tell, leave a comment here. For the benefit of all, I usually respond here. Or, you can send an email to me: stepdancesue at gmail dot com. Find The Crankie Factory on Facebook and You Tube. I post a lot of crankie things on INSTAGRAM SueTruman1015. And by all means MAKE A CRANKIE! Thank you!

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Written by Ann on Sep. 16, 2021
Great...will let you know if it happens...maybe some of uk people near Sheffield who visit your site may bring theirs along...or email me
Written by Sue Truman on Sep. 16, 2021
Hello!! Having a crankie day or weekend sounds like a wonderful idea! ❤️❤️ I am not aware of an event like that in the UK. You should do it!!
Written by Ann on Sep. 15, 2021
Great, inspiring website you have!. I made my first crankie earlier this year, including a friends papier mache models.
I am thinking of trying to start a crankie day, maybe expanding to a weekend in future, in Sheffield uk. Do you know of any crankie festivals in the uk already?
Written by Sue Truman on Sep. 7, 2021
Your English is perfect and ten times better than my French!😀
Tyvek might be quieter, it depends on the box and other things, but yes, I do think Tyvek would be a bit quieter. Tyvek makes more of a swishing sound. Best of luck ❤️ Sue
Written by Catherine on Sep. 7, 2021
Hello Sue. I am French and I work in a library, I am building a modest crankie box to tell a story to children. The craft paper I used is very noisy. Can you tell me if the Tyvek is quieter?
thank you in advance for your answer and apologize for my english
Written by Sue Truman on Aug. 31, 2021
Witchcraft, perfect! Actually, I do have a spooky crankie that I have not used for an online fest. It needs a proper filming and I can make that happen. I will send an email!
Written by sarah cleary on Aug. 31, 2021

Hi Sue. My name is Sarah Cleary and I'm calling from the Samhain Family festival which is an event that takes place in conjunction with EPIC Museum. We would love to feature the Crankies as part of our Arts Council Funded virtual element this year. When you have a chance could you email me at for further details if interested?
Many thanks
Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 5, 2021
To Sue Thomas:
Wow, your crankie is so beautiful!! ❤️❤️ What did you use for the scroll? I love the color. I have fiddled that strathspey many times, in the Cape Breton style. Thanks for sending to me. Are you going to share it on Facebook?
Written by Sue Thomas on Jul. 5, 2021
Dear Sue
I thought you would like to watch this cranky which I made for a Christmas entertainment with the Feral Choir last December 2020. It is the story of The Marriage of Robin Redbreast and the Wren, a tale by Robert Burns read as written, in Scots dialect. The link to it is
Written by Sue Truman on Jun. 1, 2021
Thank you so much for the invitation! I love the Leif Erickson Lodge and that historic building would be a wonderful backdrop for the crankies.

The group I perform with, PODORYTHMIE, just started getting together again after not playing together for over a year. We are not quite ready to start performing. I will send an email to you so we can keep in touch. We can schedule later on in the year in that still works for you. Thanks again or your interest.❤️❤️
Written by JoAnne Rudo on May. 30, 2021
Hello: Would you consider doing a program for Leif Erikson Lodge at one of their membership meetings? The lodge is located in Ballard. I suspect most of the members have never seen a crankie and would very much enjoy your show.
Written by Sue Truman on May. 20, 2021
Yay! Good luck with your event! ❤️❤️
Written by Celeste Beatty on May. 20, 2021
Thinking of doing a crankie event at our taproom
Written by Sue Truman on May. 13, 2021
Hello Ayrin!
I love your matchbox crankie! I will share of the Crankie Factory facebook page. Are you on Facebook? If so, are you a member of the group Crankies in the Puppet World and Beyond? You should join that group, it has over 2,000 members and they would love to see your crankie. Let me know if you would like me to share to that as well.
Thank you!
Written by Ayrin on May. 11, 2021
Hi Sue,
I love your website and I have learned allot by looking at the videos here.I have made a cranky with match box, the story behind it is for the Iranian new year Nowruz.I will share the video on YouTube.I was wondering if you could share it on your website too. thank you