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Hands on training for sewing custom window treatments with Susan Woodcock at Custom Workroom Technical Center in Tryon, NC
Susan Woodcock delivers the keynote address at the 2017 Custom Workroom Conference
Workroom Tech offers hands on training for sewing curtains, shades, upholstery, slipcovers and pillows.

Hands-On Training with Professional Drapery Courses

Custom Workroom Technical Center or “Workroom Tech” is a training facility dedicated to the custom workroom industry with weekly hands-on classes for window treatments and soft furnishings. Classes are offered for all skill levels, whether you would like to learn to sew home decor and start a workroom business, or are an established professional seeking to hone your skills.  Workroom Tech is owned and operated by Susan Woodcock and Rodger Walker, owners of Home Dec Gal and producers of Custom Workroom Conference. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Tryon, NC, Workroom Tech is at the center of a charming town, within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops and galleries.  Visit the Workroom Tech website for more information.

Custom Workroom Confernce and Marketplace


Custom Workroom Conference

Produced by Susan Woodcock and Rodger Walker of Home Dec Gal, Custom Workroom Conference is an educational event and trade show specifically for the custom workroom industry.  The next conference will take place October 1-3, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Spartanburg, SC.  This event is sponsored by Hanes Fabrics, the leading supplier of premium lining material for the workroom industry with respected brands such as Ruby Plus, Classic Sateen, Outblack and the new Outblack Serenity.  The Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA) is a supporting organization.

For more information please visit the Custom Workroom Conference website.

Invite Susan to speak for your group or association

Susan Woodcock is a popular instructor, and has been presenting seminars professionally since 2003.  She offers a wide range of topics including design and fabrication of draperies, valances, pillows, table skirts, embellishments and non-sewing topics such as scale drawing and public speaking.  Contact Susan here for more information.

Online Training

Susan is a featured home decor sewing instructor for, an online educational platform owned by NBC Universal.

You can also learn with Susan online at Workroom Tech and  The Workroom Channel.  Susan shares her professional drapery methods in the new class "Handcrafted Interlined Draperies".

Custom Sewing and Window Treatment Design Services

Susan Woodcock is a talented seamstress who specializes in high-end, hand crafted soft furnishings, needlepoint finishing, window treatment design and hand renderings.  If you are an interior designer and would like to consult with Susan on an upcoming project, please contact Susan here

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