Part of the fun of taking classes at Workroom Tech is visiting our town, Tryon, North Carolina. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tryon is known as "the friendliest town in the south", and we agree! In addition to the only dedicated, full-time workroom training facility in the state, and perhaps the US (yes, that's Workroom Tech!), Tryon and the surrounding area has an abundance of outdoor activities, a wide variety of locally owned shops and restaurants
Wow - 2017 was an amazing year! It’s rewarding as a small business owner to look back at the past year and recognize accomplishments. Like you, we set goals and make plans for our businesses, and we dream, too. But, we don't always know exactly where those dreams will take us! If you had told me a year ago that we would be opening a workroom training center, I would have laughed and said "no way"! That was not on our list of plans for 2017, but we kept hearing the same me
We are excited to welcome Michele Williams, owner of Scarlet Thread Consulting to Workroom Tech for two, two-day business and marketing classes. Michele will be teaching the "Pricing Without Emotion" business workshop on Monday, February 19 -20, 2018, followed by "Create Your Brand and Engage Your Tribe", February 21-22, 2018. This is by far, one of the best learning experiences available for interior design and workroom professionals, and we are proud to offer you this opp
Classes have started at Workroom Tech! Our very first class, "Introduction to Sewing Soft Furnishings" had two students; Eloise and Diana. They learned a lot and it was very exciting to share workroom methods and all the tools, materials and supplies at Workroom Tech with two aspiring workroom owners. On the first day of class, we took a break to enjoy the solar eclipse at the town plaza. Susan took a break on the second day while Rodger took over teaching. He showed the st
Workroom Tech was a dream that became a reality once we found the right location. Tryon, NC is a special place and we wanted the students at Workroom Tech to enjoy the small town atmosphere while visiting and taking classes.
First we met with Jamie Carpenter, Executive Director of the Tryon Downtown Development Association. Once we explained to Jamie what we wanted to do (what we do is a little unusual!) she was very enthusiastic and knew the perfect place, which just hap
I am proud to share one of the most exciting announcements of my career in the workroom industry; my husband Rodger Walker and I are opening a hands-on training facility for workrooms! Custom Workroom Technical Center or "Workroom Tech" will open this summer with weekly hands-on classes for window treatments and soft furnishings. Classes will be offered for all skill levels, whether you would like to learn to sew home decor and start a workroom business, or are an establish