Little Bits Workshop teaches the art of upcycling through classic skills: sewing, knitting, crochet, jewelry-making, bookbinding, collage, printmaking and building. Workshops are geared for ages 6 - adult. Also featuring birthday parties, afterschool programs, camps and adult classes. This summer we will offer 14 weeks of Maker Camps that combine skills, outdoor education, history and a lot of creative fun.
The Little Bits Workshop is a cozy, DIY, maker-space tucked away in the heart of River Forest where we teach all ages and abilities the fine craft of upcycling through traditional skills: sewing, knitting, crochet, collage, fiber & paper arts, jewelry making, building with hand & small power tools.
Our mission is to help students discover the thrill of creative productivity. There’s a DIY revival and we are the evangelists. Countless 40-something moms have told me, "My mom sewed all the time but she never taught me. Now my daughter wants to learn, but I don’t know how." We teach kids and adults the tricks and mechanics of sewing by hand, by machine and how to follow or create patterns.
Camps are a collage of creativity, ingenuity, upcycled projects, outdoor explorations and fun with friends. The underlying theme of each camp is to learn the necessary skills to create useful beauty and to be good stewards of the natural beauty all around us, always leaving the woods, parks, and neighborhoods better than we found them.
Our Afterschool Workshop projects are designed to be age-appropriate for 1st-5th grade and are developed to help children develop classic skills. Through the use of upcycled materials, our projects inspire an inventive, problem-solving spirit in each child as they create projects that they are proud to bring home.
Birthday Parties ignite a spark of creative excitement through small projects that make kids surprise themselves!
A young "tween" visiting the workshop for the first time, walked in wide-eyed and said to me, "Whoa, this place is like DIY gone wild." That pretty much sums it up!
To register for classes go to thelittlebitsworkshop.com.
For more information contact Liita Forsyth at 630-309-1606 or [email protected].