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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 Christopher Hunt on Nov. 7, 2020
Hi Sue,
Thanks again for your fabulous resources here.
I'm wondering if you could share the type (or types) of Tyvek that you use - type, size, etc. I've gone to the Material Concepts website, and there seems to be a dizzying array of choices.
The Tyvek and Typar housewrap that I've seen online here in Canada both seem to have big product-name lettering and logos on them, which I don't think is what I'm after...
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Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 7, 2020
TO BOSCO JIM PETER:
Ahh, yes! Pickett’s Charge, a crankie masterpiece. Katherine Fahey did the artwork on that. Things I learned from watching was the artful way she transitions between scenes. Also the use of colored backlighting to add color to some of the scenes. The music gorgeous as well. I think I will watch it again today. Take good care!
Written by Sue Truman on Nov. 7, 2020
TO BOSCO JIM PETER:
Thank you for the ask to add you to my email list. I wish I had one! If if ever do decide to do thatI will add you to the list!
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
Please add me to your mailing list.
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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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