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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 Jun. 24, 2020
Hi Jill! I did try to make a scroll with an all black background. I used a sheet of black Tyvek and an exacto knife to cut images into it. Then I glued it to a sheet of white Tyvek. I think it would have worked but I didn’t have enough paper-cutting skills to be happy with it so I didn’t go any farther with it. I will check with a few artists and if I get more ideas, I will post here. Thank you!
Written by Jill on Jun. 23, 2020
I'm inspired to make a crankie and have been looking at several examples. I'm wondering how people make a mostly black background with images in color. I can't imagine trying to color in all that black so I wonder if there is a material or technique used. Perhaps the images are blocked off with a removable tape and then the paper is painted black?
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Written by Sue Truman on Jun. 21, 2020
Hello Katy Dement! I love, love, love that box. Can you email the YouTube or Vimeo link to me? My email address is above.

Sue
Written by katy Dement on Jun. 20, 2020
I wouold like rto submit my Crankie Marzuka to the digital gallery
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Written by Sue Truman on Jun. 17, 2020
To Vivienne Byrne: nicely done! That was a huge project! I shared your “How to Make a Shoebox Crankie” on Facebook. I am working on the website this week and I should be able to find a space for it.

Thank you for sending and take good care.
Written by Sue Truman on Jun. 17, 2020
To Vivienne Byrne: nicely done! That was a huge project! I shared your “How to Make a Shoebox Crankie” on Facebook. I am working on the website this week and I should be able to find a space for it.

Thank you for sending and take good care.
Written by Vivienne Byrne on Jun. 15, 2020
Hi there, thank you so much for inspiring How to make a shoebox crankie, a demo video to help children and adults to make a shoebox crankie. I'm wondering if I could add it to your crankie archive. It was made very recently (in the last month) for Crinniu na nOg, a children's festival here in Ireland. It would be great to add it to your collection if you see fit. Thanks so much.
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Written by Sue Truman on May. 7, 2020
Hi Dan! Do you mean the Historiscope made by the Milton Bradley Company in the 1860s? If so, I do not know of any for sale.

When I first learned of moving panoramas, that was almost 10 years ago, one could purchase for under 500.00. But now, all of those toy moving panoramas go for over a thousand dollars.
Written by Dan on May. 7, 2020
Hi,
I need a little help; I am trying to buy an historiscope; do you know who could sell it?
Many thanks
Danilo
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Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 20, 2020
TO KATHLEEN DOYLE:
Thank you for asking. I am sorry, we are not making crankie boxes right now. If things change in our household (in terms of job loss/early retirement) we might start making them. If so, I will email and let you know.

One never knows in the current climate... thanks again and take good care.
Written by Kathleen Doyle on Apr. 19, 2020
Hello Sue!
Do you make wooden crankies for purchase?
If so, I would like to purchase one!
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Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 19, 2020
TO RALPH HURWITZ:

Well, lucky you to take a workshop from Ines Bass. I got to meet here briefly when she and Eric were passing through Seattle.

Thank you for sending the YouTube link to your crankie. I look forward to watching it!

Take good care, Sue
Written by Ralph Hurwitz on Apr. 19, 2020
Here's a link to the first crankie I made:
https://youtu.be/ER5OEtj92ZY
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Written by Ralph Hurwitz on Apr. 19, 2020
Hello-- I saw my first crankies @ Bread & Puppet many years ago, and took a 6 day crankie workshop with Ines Bass of Sandglass Theater in Putney, VT @ a Ko Festival of Performance workshop in 2017.
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Written by Jack Magee on Mar. 23, 2020
i bought one or the machines.... where can i get the paper?!!! whew, its alluding me
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