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The shop window at 1:00am, all ready for the grand opening. My friend Leesa Bringas helped me to dress the window so that it looks like a charming setting for a 7th birthday party. We’re ready to open!

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Crissi Cochrane at the Levigator Press grand opening party

We are pleased to announce that Crissi Cochrane will be performing at our grand opening party on March 14.

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Photo by Kevin Kavanaugh courtesy of crissicochrane.com

A fixture in Windsor’s music scene, Cochrane’s sophisticated songs with soul and jazz leanings perfectly embody the feel of life in a border city: a distinctively Canadian pop sound with a heavy hint of Motown creeping in. She’ll be performing solo, intimate sets from 7 to 11pm.

For more details on our grand opening, click here: Grand Opening Party

To buy Crissi Cochrane music, click here: Crissi Cochrane Music

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Drinks Diary at Phog Lounge

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An exhibition of selections from the Drinks Diary project, at one of the places prominently featured in the project: Phog Lounge!

Click here to view a map: Where is Phog Lounge?

If you’re in the Windsor area, I’d be pleased if you’d wander down to Phog between March 1 and March 20 and have a look at the prints. Have a whiskey sour (with Bulleit) or a pint of the stout. Those are my favourites.

Here’s a little peek at some of the prints from earlier today as they were being trimmed up:

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FAM Fest “F” Is For Fashion event

Levigator Press will once again be taking part in the FAM Fest fashion show, coming this Friday October 10 at 9pm. It takes place in the same location as last year, Venue Music Hall on Ouellette Street in Windsor.

CLICK HERE for information about FAM Fest

CLICK HERE to join the Facebook event

I’m hard at work in the studio preparing for the event: printing fabric, sewing dresses, knitting accessories, and preparing a few new surprises. Here’s a little peek of the printing that happened in the studio earlier this week, fabrics for skirts and dresses, and block printed t-shirts:

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Levigator Press hand bound journal giveaway!

Click on through to THIS POST on my personal weblog if you’d like to have a chance to win one of two Levigator Press journals, pictured here:

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Contest ends Friday, October 3 at 5pm Eastern.

Good luck!

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Levigator Press at Walkerville Art Walk & Rock this weekend!

Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 I’ll be taking part in the Luv Local Makers’ Market at Walkerville Brewery as part of the annual Walkerville Art Walk. Luv Local opens an hour earlier than the rest of the Art Walk on Friday night, so it’s a great place to kick off the event (while enjoying some of our fine local beers). I’ll have some brand new work, so if you’re in the area, come have a look!

Luv Local hours: Friday, July 4, 5pm to 9pm
Saturday, July 5, 11am to 5pm

Walkerville Brewery, Windsor (map)

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Downtown Windsor farmers market

Levigator Press is teaming up with Mercantile 519 this summer for a few local events, starting with the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market which opened its 2014 season this past Saturday morning. We’ll be there again this weekend (Saturday, June 7) and then will be back there every Saturday from September 6 until the end of the Market season. Check out the Events tab to see all of our market dates, and keep an eye out for other events we’ll be announcing soon!

A few pictures of our booth from opening day:

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The market was bustling with around 40 vendors present, up from 15 at the previous year’s opening day. The morning was warm and sunny, the food was delicious, the shoppers were all lovely people with handsome children and adorable puppies. It really was a perfect market day.

Levigator Press debuted a new line of summer scarves in woodblock printed, lightweight breezy fabrics. We’ll get a few posted to the Etsy shop this week, but if you’re in the Windsor area, come see us at next week’s market!

Women’s Work event at Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre

On Sunday, May 4, Levigator Press will be taking part in a charity art show at Hiram Walker’s Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre in Windsor. Here’s the event information, lifted from the Windsor Star:

Women’s Work: This event is just in time for Mother’s Day recognizing work made by the hands of women. It’s a celebration of traditional craftsmanship and fine art, Sunday, May 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre, 2072 Riverside Dr. E. Enjoy whisky tasting, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds to benefit Hiatus House. Tickets are $25. Call 519-973-9503 ext. 205. Email info@canadianclub.com.

Hiatus House is an organization in Windsor that provides support for families dealing with domestic violence. It’s an important resource that’s worth supporting.

Plus, there’s whiskey! And Levigator Press will be set up right in the sampling room. I hope some of you will come by and say hello!

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Bookbinding workshop at Mackenzie Hall

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For those of you who missed out on the Longstitch Binding class last year, we’re running it again, this time through the City of Windsor at Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre (3277 Sandwich St West in Windsor).

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Here is the course description:

Beginning Bookbinding: Longstitch Binding (106607)
Longstitch is a European method of bookbinding in which folded sections of paper sheets are sewn directly through a soft or rigid cover to create a staggered stitch pattern on the spine of the book.
Materials and an instruction kit are provided, and you will leave the class with your very own completed book!
Date: April 22
Time: Tuesday, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Fee: $26 / 1 night

You can sign up online at reconnectwindsor or register over the phone with your credit card by calling 519-255-7600. The deadline to register for this class is Thursday, April 17, so hurry!

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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!

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