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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 Sue Truman on Oct. 15, 2019
TO MAGGIE HELTON: Thank you for the note and telling me about your adorable grandson’s crankie. I found a photo which I am posting here with your permission. I hope he makes more!
Written by Maggie Helton on Oct. 14, 2019
I wanted you to see the cranky that my 5 year old grandson made!

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Written by Sue Truman on Oct. 8, 2019
TO BETH MEYERS: Thank you so much for the nice note! Yes, crankies are multiplying in Ithaca-wonderful!!

A human-sized crankie? I would love to see that! Please post a picture here when it is finished if possible.

Have you seen the crankies made by Meg Chittenden, a Waldorf teacher in Maine? She has several videos on YouTube.

Thanks again for writing, I appreciate it!
Written by Beth Myers on Oct. 6, 2019
Hello there, my name is Beth Myers and I am a middle school teacher at the Ithaca Waldorf School in Ithaca, NY. I first brought Crankies to my class when teaching a physics block on light, color and sound. I thought Crankies would be a perfect way to get the kids excited. This morphed into our 1st Crankie night for parents and we had 7 Crankies to show. The next year the kids were really excited to improve upon their Crankies and year 2 was an even bigger success. The parents and community love the Crankies! This year, we have built a HUMAN SIZED crankie box and are using it for our class play! Just wanted to share the love and let you know that this is an amazing way to get kids to be creative and entertain.
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Written by Sue Truman on Sep. 29, 2019
TO KET CONWAY: Hello! The NW Folklife Festival is Memorial Day weekend. The applications just came out and the deadline is in December. Go to nwfolklife.org. 18" is a good height.

I am not sure who will be coordinating the crankie showcase concert at Folklife. It will not be me as I have passed the baton on to others. But the first step is to apply.
Written by Ket Conway on Sep. 29, 2019
Hi Sue,
We had a very successful crankie production last year and are doing it again this year.
What is the best size crankie to submit for the Seattle folklife...18"?
We would like to participate but we would be traveling from Santa Cruz area. When is the next event in Seattle? Thank you, Ket
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Written by Ket Conway on Sep. 29, 2019
Hi Sue,
We had a very successful crankie production last year and are doing it again this year.
What is the best size crankie to submit for the Seattle folklife...18"?
We would like to participate but we would be traveling from Santa Cruz area. When is the next event in Seattle? Thank you, Ket
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Written by Sue Truman on Sep. 23, 2019
TO MONICA: Hello and yes, absolutely! My friend Dejah Leger made a crankie with first graders. They took a field trip to explore tide pools. When they returned to the classroom, each child illustrated a part of the scroll. There is a video of it on this website. Go to “WATCH A CRANKIE” then click on MADE BY CHILDREN. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Best of luck, hope you try it!!❤️❤️ Stay in touch!
Written by Monica on Sep. 21, 2019
Hi - I teach k-5 art. Do you think it is possible to make a cranky with 2nd grades - 7 to 8 year olds?

Thank you!
Great site!
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Written by Sue Truman on Sep. 17, 2019
TO KELSEY SMITH: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INVITE TO TEACH AT YOUR LIBRARY. ❤️❤️ UNFORTUNATELY, I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN (in North Carolina!). Maybe another time. I will send you an email.
Written by Sue Truman on Sep. 17, 2019
TO KELSEY SMITH: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INVITE TO TEACH AT YOUR LIBRARY. ❤️❤️ UNFORTUNATELY, I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN (in North Carolina!). Maybe another time. I will send you an email.
Written by Kelsey Smith on Sep. 11, 2019
Hello Sue! I was wondering if you might be interested in doing a crankie workshop at the Lacey Timberland Library in the future? Specifically, Friday, November 1 would be great, as we are having an Applefest on Saturday, November 2 and part of our vision was to show an apple themed crankie. If that date doesn't work, I could send you some other dates in November and beyond, into 2020. Thanks for your consideration!
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Written by Sue Truman on Aug. 17, 2019
TO ANNIE SCOTLAND: I am waiting to hear back from artist friends to get permission to post pictures of their crankies. In the meantime, please feel free to post a photo of one of your crankies where you put the image on the back of the scroll and backlight the scroll. I would love to see!😀 Sue Truman
Written by Sue Truman on Aug. 17, 2019
TO ELISA: That is wonderful that you have made a crankie!!❤️❤️ There are many material choices for the scroll. Tyvek (for artists) is a good choice as it strong. You might see if you can find Tyvek for artists in Italy?

Also, Go to the “Make a Crankie” section of this website, then click on “Materials for the Crankie Scroll” I have listed many different options.
Written by Elisa on Aug. 17, 2019
Hello, I'm italian and me and a friend have made a homemade crankie. We have a problem with the scroll. It's not easy to find the right paper. A wrapping paper is too brown? Where can i find online a scroll? What's the best material and how the weight of the paper? Thank you
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