Pamela Penney Textile Arts 130 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL60304 This studio and gallery is located on Harrison Street in Oak Park. In addition to displaying the work of Pamela Penney,…More Jessica Roble-Cinelli, Deborah Baldwin and a number of other artists, the studio also offers knitting, crochet, felting, embroidery, sewing, fabric and fiber dying, silk screening and hand-made paper making classes. For an overview of the studio's artists and classes, visit the Pamela Penney Textile Arts Web site.
The Little Bits Workshop 411 Park Ave, River Forest, IL60305 We teach classes that empower people to discover the joy of making something all by themselves. We stretch…More students’ skill sets to another level. Some of our classes include: •Beginners Sewing Bootcamp which covers basics quickly and gets students sewing draw-string pants in two weeks. • Sewing for Babies—perfect for new moms and grandmas • After school workshops explore endless upcycling projects • Ladies’ Nights Out • Birthdays Parties centered around “green” creative projects • Summer Camps/Field Trips • Idea Labs for Educators While Workshop students are creating fun projects, they are also developing classic lifelong skills such as sewing, bookbinding, knitting and collage. My goal is to spark an inventive spirit by demonstrating how common items can be upcycled to create functional art.