MINI CRANKIE FEST

Welcome to the MINIATURE CRANKIE FEST!  The scrolls range in size from one inch to five inches high.  The crankie boxes are made from cardboard, wood or metal.  Some are old, most are new.  Enjoy!

Naomi Harvey is a Gaelic singer, musician and crankie artist from Glasgow, UK. This is simply adorable. naomiharveymusic.com
"War in South Africa" a toy moving panorama made in England 1899 (trademark J.W.R.). The beautifully ornate box is metal. The paper scroll is about 2" high and the spindles are metal. From the collection of Professor Erkki Huhtamo.
This is the back of "The War in South Africa". Extremely rare, possibly only two survive. No video available because it was too fragile to crank but grateful to Erkki Huhtamo for sharing pictures with us.
"Follow Me" Matchbox Crankie
Inspired by the matchbox crankie made by Susan Reid of VT, I crafted this little gift for Scottish Gaelic singer/musician Naomi Harvey. She took it home to Scotland and her band Lurach put music to it - love it!
The Four Seasons of the Pacific Northwest
THIS PAPER CUT CRANKIE IS FROM SEATTLITE DEJAH LEGER. THE FOUR SEASONS IN SEATTLE WOULD BE MISTY RAIN, LIGHT RAIN, HEAVY RAIN AND TORRENTIAL RAIN!
Daisies White
Ellen Gozion from North Carolina made this crankie in a bit over one hour. She covered a cardboard beer box with nice paper and used paper towel tubes for spindles. The scroll is paper with crayons and paint. So sweet!
This takes the prize for the smallest crankie. This was made by Susan Reid from Vermont. The picture came from Anna and Elizabeth's Crankie Girls blog.
Altoid Tin Crankie
Tony Mates of Seattle made this sweet and very useful crankie from an Altoid tin. It includes a map of the Bay area!
A Lace Sampler
I (Sue Truman) have been having fun stitching bits of lace to muslin, the scroll is 4" high. I use the least expensive muslin with a low thread count which lets more light shine through.
The Mouse's Voyage
A miniature crankie by illustrator, cartoonist and musician John Lechner from Boston, MA. Read more about his crankies at johnlechner.com
Color Fever
Created by The Cardboard Heart Imagination Laboratory, an arts group in Toronto. It looks like the scroll is adding machine tape.
Palendrome Crankie
This takes the prize for the most unusual box. LOVE. Palindrome is "Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo" By Melissa O'Grady from Cleveland Heights, OH www.melissamade.us