Crankie Photo Gallery
Julia is cranking the 1909 crankie, the story of how the French speaking lumberworkers and their families came to Maillardville, BC to work in the lumber mill. At Festival du Bois, March 24, 2019.
March 24th, 2019, Julia and Sue taught a crankie workshop at the Mackin House Museum at Festival du Bois. Using rubber stamps, participants filled the scroll with images of cranky things found at the Mackin House!
Sue adapted one of her first crankies, "The Seagull" to be " Pete Seagull" the mascot of the Vancouver Folk Mudic Festival. Felt appliquéd to felt.
In the Crankie Factory before the Vancouver Folk Fest, getting materials ready for the crankie workshops.
We gave two crankie workshops at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 2017. Over 40 crankies were made!
The grand finale @ the NW Folklife Festival's Crankie Fest, coordinated by Sue Truman. At the end we all came on stage and reverse-cranked our crankies while the pipes played. Photo by Doug Plummer
Julia Derby and Sue Truman give a crankie workshop to puppeteers at the Felt-a-Con Conference, July 2016.
Northwest Folklife Festival, 2016 - at the Crankie Fest performing "Heart and Hand" a crankie about the relationship between 19th Century quilt designs, fiddle tunes and everyday life.
Rehearsal for the NW Puppet Center's 3rd Crankie Fest, Oct. 1, 2016 with Dejah Leger, Katherine Fahey, Squirrel Butter and Podorythmie. Photo by Doug Plummer
The title page of Valse des Poeles (Waltz of the Stoves). Tune composed by Simon Rieple of Quebec. The story of winter fun - it includes 13 shadow puppets.
Crankies and Julia and Cil stepdancing at an outdoor performance. Sometimes the crankies see the light of day! Photo by Doug Plummer
Scene from The Lacemaker, hand-stitched felt, fabric and lace on a felt scroll. Photo by Doug Plummer
Scene from The Lacemaker, felt, fabric and lace hand-stitched to a felt scroll. Photo by Doug Plummer
Sue adapted this crankie for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Their mascot is Pete Seagull. July 15 and 16, 2017.
Spinning a few crankies at Auntmama's Story Table at Starbucks. Watching master storytellers at work!
At the Vancouver a Folk Music Festival, 2017, we hauled the Crankie box and scrolls around in a wagon. We got a lot of questions- "What is that?"
A picture is worth a thousand words. Podorythmie has been performing crankies since 2011, in venues big and small, in the dark and in the light of day. We love to share the magic of crankies! For more information about this artform, visit Sue's website The Crankie Factory.