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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 Bosco Jim Peter on Nov. 7, 2020
I just discovered "Pickett's Charge" with ellen cherry. That was great.
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Written by Bosco Jim Peter on Nov. 7, 2020
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Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 2, 2020
TO JAN PETER BERGKVIST:
Thank you for sending the picture and letting me know about this. I am going to send the picture to some of my moving panorama friends to see if they know. I will be back in touch. Also, if it is crankable (not too fragile) and if you make a video and if you want to share, I would love to add it to the website.
Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 2, 2020
TO DONNA MELCHER:
Hi Donna! Black Tyvek comes on a roll. I purchase mine online from Material Concepts. I wonder if that is was you are seeing? Also, Sue Sellow used black Pellon interfacing and embroidered on that. Or, black Eco-Fi felt is another option. Which crankie are you referring to, or who was the crankist?
Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 2, 2020
TO CHRISTOPHER HUNT: I am glad you are enjoying the website and I hope you make a crankie!!
I have not made a “hands-free” crankie but Charmaine Slaven in Seattle from The Tallboys has. She used the gears and crank from a hand drill. She attached a pedal to that and would strap her foot to the pedal! I need to ask her to send some pictures to me. I will see if she can send and I will forward. Here is a photo.
Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 2, 2020
TO SUE THOMAS IN SCOTLAND: My apologies for the slow reply. Your website is beautiful and I am glad you are making a crankie!
I do not have a formula for the length. It depends if you are stopping on each scene or continuously cranking or a combination of both. For me, having an 18” high scroll 3.5 minutes would be between 30-50 feet long scroll. For now, just keep going till it’s done! Send a photo and good luck!!
Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 2, 2020
TO SUE THOMAS IN SCOTLAND: My apologies for the slow reply. Your website is beautiful and I am glad you are making a crankie!
I do not have a formula for the length. It depends if you are stopping on each scene or continuously cranking or a combination of both. For me, having an 18” high scroll 3.5 minutes would be between 30-50 feet long scroll. For now, just keep going till it’s done! Send a photo and good luck!!
Written by Jan Peter Bergkvist on Oct. 30, 2020
Hi!

We have a movng panorama or myriopticon probably from the 30' wth three reels, a train with coaches, animal farm and Snow White. The name of the thing (or the manufacturer) is Ki-Bi-Bu. Would you happen to know where i can find out more about t. Haven't found anything on-line a part from this great web site.
Best regards
JP
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Written by Donna Melcher on Oct. 26, 2020
Hi there! This is a fab website! I am a very novice crankie maker and I see some black backgrounds that are not fabric and they don't seem like painted tyvek because they are so very opaque and seem to stand up to cutouts. I can't imagine any black construction paper on a big roll, so I'm wondering if you have any insight into how they are doing this! Thank you!!!!
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Written by Christopher Hunt on Oct. 20, 2020
Hi Sue!

I sure do love your website, and the crankie world. Haven't seen one live yet, or made one, but I sure want to.

Do you have any info on how to build a crankie that can be operated hands-free, so that I could play a musical instrument and still make it go? I haven't seen anything like that in my search so far... Like a pedal, or a treadle, or something to work with my leg/knee/foot? Just wondering...

Stay warm out there!
Chris
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Written by Sue Thomas on Sep. 13, 2020
Hi Sue
I'm starting on my first crankie roll and wondering how to calculate the finished length. The image needs to match a reading which is 03:28 minutes long. I'm sure the answer's a piece of string, but any advice would be gratefully received.
No previous experience, but in love with the whole genre.
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Written by Judith Cotter on Aug. 23, 2020
What a fun workshop this weekend.
It sounded like you might share your powerpoint about crankies that you went back and forth with during your demonstration. Was wondering if that is possible. I love your work and have been a fan. Loved the mini crankies. Judith
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Written by Sue Truman on Aug. 2, 2020
Hi Mindy! How nice of you to think of me with you extra fabric. I will send an email. Thank you!
Written by Mindy dwyer on Aug. 2, 2020
Hi Sue, I have a grab bag of fabric scraps if you’d like them?
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Written by Charlotte on Jul. 13, 2020
Thanks for the matchbox crankie kit, I'm having so much fun!
Cheers,
Charlotte
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