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Drapery Design and Workroom Methods

Professional education seminar for custom drapery workrooms

Friday, March 22, 2024

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Manufacturing Solutions Center, 350 5th Avenue SE, Conover, NC 28613

Instructors: Jessie Lee Miller, Jennifer White, and Susan Woodcock


Draperies are one of the most popular window treatment styles today and have always been an important part of custom workroom businesses. This all-day workshop is designed to help you evaluate methods, refresh you processes, hone your skills, and acquire new resources.   


This class includes:

  • Pre-planning
  • Selecting fabrics
  • Yardage allowances
  • Fabrication tips and methods
  • Efficiency vs. quality
  • Linings and lining methods
  • Custom finishing techniques
  • Workroom tools and supplies
  • Applying trims
  • Drapery hardware
  • Pleating and header styles
  • Installation tips


You will leave this workshop reenergized and inspired.  It’s the perfect business refresher, and an opportunity to grow your business and meet fellow window covering professionals.


*There will be a private group tour of Manufacturing Solutions Center before the workshop on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 4:00 pm for anyone who would like to attend.  This is a unique opportunity to learn more about testing methods and processes for upholstery and sewn goods.


Cost to attend is $350.00 per person and includes class handbook and literature, buffet lunch, beverage breaks, Manufacturing Solutions Center tour, samples, and door prizes.

Drapery Design & Workroom Methods - Regional program in Conover, NC