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New in the shop: adorable handmade baby hats


We collaborated with Nadja Pelkey to bring you these gorgeous baby hats in soft, comfy, hand screenprinted fabrics. They’re available now in our shop in three sizes: newborn, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months. If you have any babies in your life who have heads, they need these hats. Please especially take away the newborn size because they are too much like adorable finger puppets and it’s hurting our productivity.

Celebration time

Lots of wheeling and dealing has been going on in the back room here at Levigator Press, some of which is not yet fit for public announcement (but rest assured, if things fall properly into place, there will be some exciting announcements soon!). I bought a new press and some other printing equipment, which was a complete steal and doesn’t yet fit into the studio and so there’s a bit more building and painting has to be done before the press can be used and shown off.

But in the meantime: I just had a birthday, and to celebrate, everything in both of the Levigator Press Etsy shops is 15% off until the end of December by entering the coupon code: fortythree. I’ve updated the shops with some new items left over from show season, and have a stack of half-bound books in front of me as I type, so you can expect more new stuff in the coming days!

New to the Levigator Press clothing and accessories shop: block printed summer cowl scarves, and giant tote bags:


The main Levigator Press store will have some new large journals and mid-sized pocket notebooks in the coming days, but is currently well stocked with lovely books and prints.


Please have a look, and if like what you see, don’t forget to enter the coupon code fortythree at check out to get 15% off!

Today in the studio


Finishing up some printed stretch jersey headbands for tomorrow’s farmers’ market.

levigator press at “f” is for fashion event

Here are the seven looks we presented at the “F” is For Fashion event hosted by Harvesting the F.A.M., November 29, 2013 at Venue Music Hall. The dresses are prototypes and will be available next spring; leggings and scarves are in production now and will be up in the shop just as soon as the weather conditions are suitable for a photo shoot.

Thanks to my pal Mike Foster for the photos!








backstage photos from the fashion show

Here are a few poorly-lit photos from backstage to tide you over until I get my hands on the runway photos a friend shot for me. The models looked so pretty in the Levigator Press dresses, leggings and scarves. As always in my work, of course, horror vacui abounds. See for yourself:


I’m especially tickled by the long dress on the left, which is a near exact reproduction in cut to a dress I made (in black cotton) in the early 90s and wore through that entire decade until it quite literally shredded off my body. I asked the model, Ashley, to wear the 14-hole Dr Martens with it just to give it that exact same silhouette as my beloved ’90s dress. This version combines fabric printed from woodblocks overtop of an existing print with vintage embroidered textiles (in the bodice and patch pocket).

The two other dresses with the same combination of vintage embroidery and overprinted fabric have a more 1970s style, with a bodice that softly gathers into a shaped midriff band. You can’t see it in this photo, but the short green dress has a swallow on it with the word “Love” in embroidered script. Sweet.

Here’s a better look at the cut of the turquoise and orange dresses in the centre, from when I first developed the pattern over a year ago:


This is before the pockets went on, which match up with the pattern so perfectly that you can’t even see them in the modeled photo. The turquoise dress has pockets of the original (not overprinted) fabric so they stand out a bit more.

Here’s one more shot of some of the models lining up for our scene:


The leggings-and-giant-scarf look was balanced with an identical one in turquoise, not seen here. The leggings have worked out quite well; both I and one of the other designers wore them the night of the show and they were extremely comfortable to work in and also looked amazing, of course. I’m just waiting for a chance to do a photo shoot to get these up in the shop. That red pair is already sold but there are plenty more, all one of a kind and all very pretty.

Here’s a peek at a few of the leggings prints:


today in the studio

Just finished: a big pile of woodblock printed cowls, triangle scarves, and bandannas for the Made in Windsor Holiday Sale, in which I’ll be taking part this Friday night, November 15.


Bonus sneak peek: those things hanging down in the background? Woodblock printed LEGGINGS. More on those later!

new scarves

We’ll be debuting these in person at the Made in Windsor Holiday show, but have posted a few in our Etsy shop in the meantime. They’re nice big triangles of soft jersey, printed with woodblocks and finished off with contrasting fabric binding.

new scarves

Check them out here: Levigator Press Clothing and Accessories

Learn more about the Made in Windsor Holiday show here: Made in Windsor (facebook link)

new scarves

another sneak peek


Ms Polly models a few woodblock printed jersey scarves from our new line for winter 2013, coming to the Levigator Press shop just as soon as we can get outside for some beauty shots. Stay tuned!

screenprinted derby skull bandannas

A few of these are now available in our Etsy shop. Click the image to check them out!


Roller derby jammer sugar skull, screenprinted on cotton blend bandannas. Artwork by Mary MacVoy, exclusively for Levigator Press.

sneak peek: new line of levigator press bandannas!


The first design in a new line of screenprinted bandannas, featuring artwork created exclusively for Levigator Press by our talented illustrator friend Mary MacVoy (see more of Mary’s work here: We debuted the line at the Roller Derby Association of Canada Eastern Regional tournament last weekend, with great success. Stay tuned for these lovelies to appear in our Etsy shop just as soon as we manage to take the mannequin out for some beauty shots.