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

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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 GuideSewingMachine.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.

We miss you Sophia!

Quilt Camps

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

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

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.


What’s Next::

Register TODAY

for Summer Camps:


& MakerNature Camp



Monday Crafternoons 3:15-4:45pm

Tuesday Sew Smart 3:15-5pm

Wednesday Fashionistas 3:15-5pm

Thursday MakerNature Club 3:15-4:45pm

Thursday Sewing 3:15-5pm

Friday Crafternoons 3:15-4:45pm

Saturday Knitting 9:30-11:30am

Saturday Sew Amazing 9:30-11:30am


Monday: Field School (Starting Fall 2018)

Tuesday: Hatch, Afterhours, Lincoln OP

Wednesday: Irving, Eagle Extras & Longfellow


Our 2018 Summer Camps were a BLAST!

We ran 20 camps and served over 290 children!

Here’s what parents are saying:

Thank you so much for a wonderful week of camp!

    Nora was so tired and happy every day–it was such a great

    experience for her. She made some new friends and was extremely

    proud of the crafts she made.”

--Lisa Labuz-Stowers, Oak Park

And thank you for the wonderful week of camp.

    My kids enjoyed it immensely.

                                                                             --Susan, Oak Park

My son and his friend said the day was "epic!”  High praise!

                                                                           --Jackie, River Forest


is to inspire and empower young makers.

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