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.

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Lisa Polderman’s 
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Are you thinking about buying or giving a sewing machine?

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

Quilt Camps

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

    one cottage room

    wall paper

    wood pieces to make furniture

    detailed instruction booklet emailed as a pdf

$30 per room plus tax & shipping


Afterschool & Saturday Workshops:


Tuesday Sewing

Thursday Sewing

Friday Afterschool Workshop

Saturday Knitting

Saturday Sewing

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Tuesday: Hatch, Afterhours

Wednesday: Irving, Eagle Extras

Thursday: Lincoln Afterschool



Give the gift of learning...

a Gift Certificate to our Workshops & 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::

Summer Camp in

River Forest & Oak Park!
Schedule & Registration

Our camps are all about learning skills for life through REALLY fun projects: sewing, knitting, crochet, building, painting, fiber arts and more.....

     We’ve also partnered with Trailside Museum for 3 weeks of camp that combine hand skills with outdoor adventures: canoeing, archery, fire building and natural history.