411 Park Avenue • River Forest, IL 60305    |   ph 630-309-1606   |   www.thelittlebitsworkshop.com

 

The Little Bits Workshop is a cozy DIY maker-space tucked away in the heart of River Forest, Illinois where people of all ages and abilities can come and learn the empowerment of craft through traditional skills such as: Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Fiber & Paper Arts, Building with Hand Tools, Bookbinding, Multi-media, Printmaking, Assemblage.

 

Check out our local network of crafters’ websites here.

The Math of Craft.... a week measuring five times and cutting once. Kids built tables with repurposed materials: a local carpenter’s scraps (Thanks Bob!!). Then we tiled the table tops with left-overs from a bathroom tile project (Thanks Kathleen). Kids learned how build and scavenge for free materials. The cherry on top is the little drawer on the shelf under the table top: cigar boxes embellished by each child with paint and Mod Podge.

During Extreme 2012 Knit & Crochet Camp, we yarn bombed Lake Street with a little bit of magic.

Our campers hand sewed 6 beautiful street banners for River Forest in 2012 all from repurposed scraps and vintage doilies. They were displayed all summer along Lake Street between Park & Franklin.

Our Good Guerilla Artists continued the mural in 2013 with words of wisdom along Central Ave in River Forest.


Click HERE to check out 
Lisa Polderman’s 
Sewing Machine 
Buying GuidejF.Bootcamp_Grownups.html

Are you thinking about buying or giving a sewing machine?

Our Marc Chagall mosaic of bits on display at the River Forest Public Library...thanks Sophia for letting us put on a show!

Art Quilt Camp 2014

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What’s Next::


SCOUT TROOPS,
come earn badges when you learn skills, upcycle and make to give meaningful gifts. details...

The Little Bits Cottage Kit is a launching point for your imagination as well as a self-guided scavenger hunt. We’ve included:

    the main structure for one cottage

    four wall paper choices

    wood pieces to make furniture

    fabric  

    a grab bag of bits to get you started

    detailed instruction booklet



$25 plus tax & shipping

 

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

for Afterschool & Saturday Workshops:

RIVER FOREST:

Tuesday Sewing

Wednesdays (REGISTRATION JUST OPENED!)

Thursday Sewing

Friday Afterschool Workshop

Saturday Knitting

Saturday Sewing

click here to register


OAK PARK:

Tuesday: Hatch, Afterhours

Wednesday: Irving, Eagle Extras

CONTACT PTO TO REGISTER



 

Give the gift of learning...

a Gift Certificate to our Workshops & Camps


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Our Birthday Parties
are fun & innovative plus kids learn new skills! details...

(be a MAKER not a TAKER)

•Columbus Day, October 10, 9am-3pm @Little Bits

•October 12, 9am-Noon @Little Bits

•Veteran's Day, November 11 9am-3pm in Thatcher Woods


   CLICK HERE for details & registration