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Learn skills to grow a successful custom workroom business.

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The Workroom Channel gives you the fabrication skills, trade resources, and confidence to turn your passion for home decorating into a profitable business. Browse the METHOD SHARE videos and REAL WORKROOOM series to learn great tips from colleagues.  Then, experience the depth of understanding that comes with outstanding anytime-access courses created by trusted industry experts. Watch detailed demonstration videos, download companion materials, and participate in private course discussion boards with classmates from around the world. Start your course path today!  

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

 
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JEANELLE DECH

Jeanelle Dech is the president and co-founder of Adaptive Textiles, an innovative textile printing company in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is a friendly and engaging speaker, known for her Fit-Like-A-Glove slipcover training, custom window treatment design, SPEED sewing method, and business coaching at international conferences including IWCE-VISION and The American Sewing Expo. She has served as the director of the Custom Home Furnishings Academy in North Carolina, and as an officer and national board member of the Window Coverings Association of America.

 

TERRI BOOSER

Terri Booser shares 27 years of industry knowledge in the areas of window treatment design and fabrication. She has extensive experience as an educator and speaker including nine years with the Custom Home Furnishings Academy as an instructor and director. In 2017, she and business partner, Rachel Barrera, launched Sugar & Spice Draperies and Shades, LLC. They service retail and wholesale clients in the Houston area. Terri is the Construction Zone Coordinator for the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE-Vision) as well as the director of the Window Fashions Artisan Project. She is a WFCP Expert, WCAA member, and the Vice President of the Houston Area Custom Drapery Association. 

Watch Terri's REAL WORKROOMS tour.

 
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Donna Cash

Donna Cash owns Designs by Donna, a custom homegoods design and fabrication studio, opened in 1989. The studio is located in Flowery Branch, Ga., and serves the Atlanta metro area.   In addition to working with wholesale and retail clients, Donna conducts private training on workroom fabrication techniques in her workroom or yours.  She also presents group workshops on many workroom, design, and business topics for the home décor industry.   Donna is a regular contributor to Drapery & Design Professional magazine and conducts webinars for WCAA, D&D Pro, and Rowley Company.  She is a member of the Designers Workroom Council and the Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA).   Donna is currently president of the WCAA Atlanta Chapter.

 

ELKI HORN

Elki Horn opened Interior Elegance by Elki (located in Wayne, NJ) in 1993, after a nine-year collaboration with Calico Corners and a prior career as a dental hygienist. She is a master at workroom-designer communication. She has been a mentor to many starting workroom businesses and is passionate about sharing her methods and systems with others to increase workroom productivity and profit.

Watch Elki's REAL WORKROOMS tour.

 

ANN K. JOHNSON

Ann K. Johnson owns Sew Easy Windows LLC, a wholesale workroom in Ohio, established in 1992. She is the author of The Professional Workroom Handbook of Swags I & II, and publisher for Kitty Stein's Price Your Work With Confidence!  Ann offers private workroom training, seminars, and hands-on classes in workroom fabrication, pattern drafting, efficiency and pricing. Her topics are always fully packed with time saving tips and techniques, delivered in a relaxed and light-hearted style.   Find information at seweasywindows.com.  Ann is a WFCP Instructor, past instructor for CHFA, webinar instructor for WCAA & D&D Pro, and a representative for DreamDraper.  She is a member of the Greater Cleveland Drapery Professionals and WCAA.

Watch Ann's REAL WORKROOMS tour.

 

CATHY TUCKER

Cathy shares 21 years experience as a custom workroom owner and manager. She has been a featured speaker at Detroit Workroom Association meetings, WCAA events, and has been the lead instructor for the Career Professional program at the CHF Academy for the past eight years. Cathy is a master at fabricating draperies, upholstered cornices, soft cornices, and headboards. She offers private and group training through the Workroom Channel and travels the country offering her Professional Workroom Temp service, where she provides hourly expert labor to help other workrooms manage large jobs, and clear back logs.

 

MICHELE WILLIAMS

Michele started a soft furnishings company, The Scarlet Thread, in 2000 which was dedicated to providing quality window treatments, bedding, blinds/shades, and pillows with outstanding details to homeowners and designers. In 2009, Michele saw a need for more business support in the interiors industry and began teaching business classes with an emphasis on good business practices and pricing custom work appropriately at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy in North Carolina as well as at trade shows across the United States. In 2009 Michele formed a management company with other industry professionals to manage and support the daily operations of the Custom Home Furnishings Academy.  Michele served as Communications Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Drapery and Design Professional magazine from 2009-2012. She is currently a member of the Designers Workroom Council and the Window Coverings Association of America where she served as Immediate Past President of the National organization.  She is also a member of Design Collective.

 
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