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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. 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!

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Written by David Duhon on Feb. 19, 2019
Sue, thanks for suggesting Uline for tyvek--they have an excellent price. and..theirs is described as for wrapping things, while others have special paper for printers-which may have to do with ability to feed and drying time, but perhaps ability to accept different inks as well. So we asked for a sample that was promptly sent, and we will test it for many inks, etc and report back. some tyvek has a special coat on one side for printing. Anyone else have experiences on this? thx
Written by Sigurd Andersen on Feb. 19, 2019
Like your site, but find the dark text on dark green background hard to read. The white text is much easier on my eyes. Maybe a light but not full white for the body text?
Found your site from link on Sarah Gowan's page about building a crankie.
Written by Sue Truman on Feb. 17, 2019
To David Duhon, Hello! When I purchase white Tyvek from Uline, I order the 24” X 150’ roll. It is 7.5 mil and Type 10 G. (I just called them to check). Sometimes my husband will take a bandsaw to the roll and cut the whole roll to 18” or, sometimes I take a ruler and scissors and I cut it myself. Hope that is helpful, good luck!

I have not tried to print on it (as in taking it to a printer). I have used rubber stamps with ink and it takes ink well when doing rubber stamping.
Written by David Duhon on Feb. 17, 2019
I thought I remembered a tyvek link here but could not find it--a place that would cut to width. I also see that there are different types for printing, like specific for laserjet, etc. So, what kind for ink, and where can I get it at 18" widths or cut to that. thx
Written by Sue Truman on Feb. 8, 2019
To Ket Conway: OK, great! I will add to the home page. Cheers and good luck with you next crankies!
Written by Ket Conway on Feb. 8, 2019

Hi Sue,
This is a shortened version of Spirits on the Old Golden Highway. Please add to your Crankie site. I am a music/art teacher in Santa Cruz Ca. And hope to have student crankies in a few months too.Thank you, Ket
Written by Sue Truman on Jan. 30, 2019
To Eddie Spaghetti: I posted your crankie to the Crankie Factory Facebook page and to the website. Good luck with your crankie-making!
Written by Sue Truman on Jan. 30, 2019
To Johanna from New York: It was good to connect with you on Facebook and email. I see that you posted a query on the "Crankies in the Puppet World and Beyond" Facebook group. I hope you get some responses. Good luck with your crankie event!
Written by Eddie Spaghetti Art on Jan. 29, 2019
Hi Sue. Yea i am a woodcut printmaker and my wife wrote the poem to coinside. Thanks for checking it out. Would you like to share it on your web site?
Written by Johanna on Jan. 28, 2019
Hi Sue: JohannaM from Artists in Partnership, Inc. here in Long Beach NY. I am trying to put together a Crankie weekend here on Long Island and was wondering if you might be able to suggest some NY artists who are working with this amazing genre? I am in preliminary conversations with artists in Baltimore and would like to get some locals on board as well. Any assistance would be most appreciated. Thank you! JohannaM
Written by Sue Truman on Jan. 28, 2019
To Eddie Spaghetti : I found it😊 It is very sweet. Did you do the artwork and write the poem? Sue
Written by Eddie Spaghetti Art on Jan. 26, 2019
Hi Sue. Thanks for writing back.
Is the link to my crankie on youtube.
I am at eddiespaghettiart
Thank you. I have several others that i have to get up there too. Working on it.
Written by Sue Truman on Jan. 24, 2019
To Eddie Speghetti: Hello! I would like to see your crankie! Yes, the link isn’t working for some reason. What is the title of the crankie? I could go to the you tube site and type in the title and get to it that way?
Written by Eddie Spaghetti Art on Jan. 23, 2019
Woops... Looks like my link isn't working on my youtube crankie. Do you have any advice? Thanks
Written by Eddie Spaghetti Art on Jan. 23, 2019
Hi Sue, I have a Crankie i would like to share. I was introduced to Crankies by Jody Best and The Confluence Art Center in Confluence, PA. Your web site is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.