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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 Nov. 10, 2021
TO KAY MACINTOSH: Hello! I looked at the website and I see that Chesterton is in Maryland. (I am in Seattle). I would contact Katherine Fahey who is in Baltimore. Her email is I also have a page about her on my website under “cranksters”. Good luck with you fest, wish I could attend!
Written by Kay MacIntosh on Nov. 10, 2021
Is it possible on short notice to have a cranky display / activity at our Dickens festival in Chestertown md Friday night and/or Saturday day, Dec. 3-4?
Written by Bryan Hermannsson on Sep. 29, 2021
Any Crankies or Crankie kits for sale???
Written by Sue Truman on Sep. 26, 2021
Hello and thank you for inviting me to write an article for your E Magazine! I may be able to do that. I will need more information about the content/focus. Also, how long would like the article to be (how many words) and your deadline (when do you need it)? I will send an email or please send an email to me, thank you!
Written by Praveena on Sep. 26, 2021
I am contacting on behalf of Puppetry E magazine named Puthalika Patrika, This is a monthly issue, along with puppetry, we also have sections for other forms of storytelling. We would like to include about Crankie which is similar to Indian Scroll Painting Storytelling called "Pats" or "Patchitra Katha". This is slightly modified version, Kindly share with us a write up on the same with 800-1000 words by mailing to

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.❤️❤️