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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 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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Written by Sue Truman on Aug. 12, 2019
TO ANNIE SCOTLAND: Thank you for your comment about putting the images on the back of the scroll to get a different effect. I know a few people who have done this and I will post some examples.

For my Shore to Shore crankie, I glued images of whales and fishes to the back of the scroll. It gave a slightly different, under water look. I had to put clear packaging tape over the images so that they did not snag on the leader dowel as it was being cranked.
Written by Annie Scotland on Aug. 11, 2019
I’m making a crankie scroll by stencilling large images onto the BACK of the material.
Similar to shadow puppetry, I like the more ethereal image created. Is there a good reason why few examples appear on your website?
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Written by Sue Truman on Aug. 8, 2019
TO MARYLYNN PULSCHER: Hello! In the Minneapolis area I recommend Michael Hoyt 🔗 Michael-Hoyt.com. He had done some lovely work for the city using crankies as a community engagement tool to provide feedback to city planners. You can read more about it and watch a video in the “Projects” section of his website.

Best of luck in your project and festival! Sue Truman
Written by MaryLynn Pulscher on Aug. 7, 2019
Hello Sue,

would be able to identify a couple of crankie makers from MN and share their contact information with me? I work for the Mpls Park & Recreation Board and among other things am the Festival manager for the Mpls Monarch Festival www.monarchfestival.org and I am interested in working with a local crankie artist to showcase the monarch life cycle and migration. I'm imagining a large scale crankie that festival goers could help create/paint/color/etc. Thank you very much!
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Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 30, 2019
TO JIM MCCUE: Hello and thank you for your message. Your project sounds very interesting! I would be happy to answer questions if I can. About crankies that is, math is not my strength!😀 please feel free to send me an email with questions, my email is at the top of this page. Look forward to hearing from you. Sue