One of her first crankies, Francis Whitmore's Wife, introduced me to the technique of combining shadow puppetry with the
scrolling crankie backdrop. I also learned about using Tyvek for the scroll background and hand cut images. This is a technique she pioneered and now others (like me) are beginning to use this material for crankies.
Her intricate, elegant, hand-cut images are wonderfully expressive and a cut above (sorry, couldn't help it) most others.
The story of Elizabeth Whitmore, was based on a song by Carole Moody Crompton. The songwriter set the song to the tune of an old shape note song called Fiducia. It is the
true story of one of the first families to settle in southern Vermont in the mid 18th century. You can watch below.