Comments, Questions, Contact

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 Kathleen Williams on Jun. 2, 2018
I would like very much to create a story/song roll with my granddaughter and show it in a crankie box, but I'm not handy and the directions for making the box are intimidating. So I looked here from a google link saying I could buy a box.
The only one I find for sale is $1800 with a story role included. This is about $1700 more than my budget.
Is there actually a site that sells a full sized box? Like at least 14 inches wide?
Written by Risa on May. 23, 2018
Dear Sue!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! for having such an amazing, incredible, well organized, inspiring and educational site. What an incredible gift!
Written by Nela on May. 13, 2018
Hi, which kind of paper do you use for your crankie box?
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
TO EIRENE MAVODONES RE: BUYING CRANKIE KITS: Eirene, thank you for asking about the crankie kits. Louis Leger is still making and selling them. He just closed his Etsy shop and is setting up shop through a different venue. I will send you an email and copy Louis so that you two can connect. Thanks again!
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
TO DAVID DUHON OF THE CRANKIE COLLECTIVE: Hi David! I see you question about making copies of the scroll and then spicing the sections together. I only have experience with that with the small matchbox crankies. The scrolls are only 1 1/4 inch high! But for those I use Scotch Tape, the non-glossy finish which is less noticeable. I also put tape on both sides of the scroll so that when it is being cranked, the seam on the back does not catch on the spindle. Sounds like a great project! Let me know how it goes!
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
TO MAGGIE HELTON: Maggie, I watched your Maud Muller crankie. What a wonderful tribute, I love it. Having made many crankies from fabric, I appreciate the work you have done. I love that the soundtrack is a recording of her voice. Fabulous!
I do not know of any crankie festivals on the horizon at the moment, I will certainly post on the home page here and also on the Crankie Factory facebook page. Maybe you should have one in your city! Are you in Austin? Cheers for now!
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
TO SUSAN WAGGONER IN PITTSBURG - Susan, thank you so much! Yes, I do give workshops but I live in Seattle, quite a ways away from you! Ellen is a good friend and incredible artist. I will be giving a workshop in Massachusetts in August, 2018. When it is finalized, I will post on the website and send an email to you as well. Thanks again.
Written by Sue Truman on Apr. 21, 2018
To Jane E Simpson: Jane, thank you so much. In the meantime, we have become Facebook friends, I follow you and Instagram and LOVE your work. I may be in Massachusetts in August to do a workshop. I will let you know!
Written by Jane E. Simpson on Mar. 21, 2018
Hi Sue! I found you on insta and have ben inspired by your work. I'm a picture framer and artist living in NH. I use found paper, old photo's, sewing notions and thread to make collages/assemblage pieces. I'm hatching a story that I'd like to incorporate into a crankie. Do you ever come east and do workshops?
Written by susan waggoner on Mar. 2, 2018
Hello, Do you ever offer weekend, or week long workshops? I live in Pittsburgh PA and have been learning from Ellen Gozion.

If not, do you know of anyone who offers workshops?

Thank you!
Written by Maggie Helton on Feb. 27, 2018
Love your site and just wondering if there are any Crankie Festivals on the horizon. I've only made one so far but it has a great history. I've included a link.
Written by David Duhon on Feb. 14, 2018
We are looking at how to make copies, and thinking blue print copies are not bad, and a size, Arch E, 36" x 48" would cut and splice into 8' of 18" scroll. What makes a good splicing tape? I am thinking to start with drafting tape and see how that holds up, and how much the splices show. Thoughts?
Written by Eirene Mavodones on Feb. 5, 2018
I would like to buy two crankie kits. Could you put me in contact with someone who sells them?
Written by Ryan Dunne on Aug. 11, 2017
You have a lot of useful information on here. I'm starting my first Crankie and I wanted to know if you came across any problems using watercolors on paper for your Crankies. Was there buckling, did the paper handle well being cranked after being watercolored or did the constant rolling help flatten it out?
Written by Sue Truman on Jul. 21, 2017
Ah! I spelled query wrong (below)! Note to self: don't reply to messages before your first cup of coffee! :-)