At the Mackin House Museum in Coquitlam, BC, 2018.

Our crankie workshops have become popular at festivals and museums.  We bring precut boxes, scrolls and spindles. No art skills needed!  Participants illustrate the scroll using rubber stamps (Sue has been collecting them for many years). Add in words and hand-drawn images if you wish.  These workshops are for both children and adults. 

For more information on crankies, visit Sue's website,  Click on the Make a Crankie page for instructions.


The Job Carr Cabin Museum

Both children and adults are welcome to make a crankie. They can be backlit by putting a LED flashlight inside.

Saturday, Sept. 14th, 2019 Pioneer Days Festival at the Job Carr Museum in Tacoma, WA.  This will be our third year giving crankie workshops and performing at this festival. Check out our photo gallery from past years at the festival


Cama Beach State Park

We will be making beach/water themed crankies on the beach by the water! Plenty of inspiration.

Saturday June 8th, 2019 - Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island, WA.   We gave a crankie workshop in the afternoon 1:00-2:30 PM. Twenty five crankies were made!  Participants used rubber stamps with an island theme to illustrate the scroll: fish, whales, lighthouses, ships, birds and many more. 

In the evening we will be performing tunes, stepdance and crankies shows. See the photo gallery here.

Mackin House Museum at Festival Du Bois

March 24th, 2019, we made Mackin House Crankies at the Mackin House Museum in Coquitlam, BC.  Children and adults used rubber stamps and markers to illustrate their scroll. The theme was early 20th century items from the museum such as a hand-cranked pencil sharpener, egg beater and coffee grinder. We are partial to things with cranks.  Watch the video below from one of the participants. This workshop was a part of Festival du Bois, one of our all time favorite festivals.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Laura Bouzid from Société Francophone de Maillardville shows the crankie she made!

July 15th and 16th, 2017. Two busy days of crankie (moving panorama) workshops, performances and jam sessions  in the Francophone Tent!  Fifty crankies were made, we were very busy but very happy!   See the video below of a crankie made by Ian. ❤

Check out their website: Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Pioneer Days at the Job Carr Cabin Museum

We were busy! Lots of cabin crankies were made.

September, 2018 - We gave two - one hour crankie workshops at this outdoor festival with wonderful ol time music in the background provided by our good friend (and crankie artist as well) Charlie Beck.  There is a cafe next door so we had our lattes and beautiful weather. A perfect day. Check out our photo gallery from past years.

Visit the Job Carr Cabin Museum in Tacoma, WA.

This webpage created in 2019 by Sue Truman