Road Trips are for Ambitious Bowerbirds

But instead of trying to attract a mate, we are trying to attract local residents to explore the arts. Our nest isn’t completely ready yet, but we’re excited to announce the newest additions to our collection of specialized equipment.

All the way from North Royalton OH

  • furniture, cuts, quoins, galley trays, composing sticks, and a lovely cursive script type face from the retired collection of a longtime lover of letterpress
  • the former owner worked over 40 years as a barber by day and a printer by night creating printed ephemera for the town ranging from voting ballots to wedding invitations. 


Hailing from Mansfield OH

  • a 5×8 Kelsey Excelsior press that was brand new in 1945. A WWII veteran bought it after returning home from the war. This model spins counterclockwise as opposed to newer models that spin clockwise. 
  • a ten drawer type cabinet (the drawers match the baby blue of the press!) 

Special Delivery from Columbus OH

  • several beautiful refurbished  Singer sewing machine along with bobbins, needles, and sewing manuals
  • the donor is a quilting enthusiast with a passion for education and outreach. He has an eye for intricate patterns and fabulous antiquery.

About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit for more information.
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