Education & Other Services


Learn at Home – Educational webinars and videos

Join Susan for live, interactive webinar programs that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.  Visit the blog to see upcoming classes and follow HomeDecGal on facebook to see previews of projects.  Recording of past webinars are available for sale here.


Susan is a featured home decor sewing instructor for, an online educational platform with hundreds of how-to class topics ranging from cake decorating, crafts, quilting, fine art, photography and more.  Craftsy classes are professionally filmed in high definition and are yours to keep – once you purchase the class you can view as many times as you like!  The classes are interactive, so you can ask questions and you share projects for feedback and tips.   To learn more about Susan’s classes visit the Craftsy website

Custom Workroom Conference

cwc avatar-01Produced by Susan Woodcock and Rodger Walker of Custom Workroom Conference is an educational event and trade show specifically for the custom workroom industry.  CWC will take place May 1-3, 2017 at Embassy Suites  Nashville SE Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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 CWC website


Learn with Hands-On Classes at Custom Workroom Technical Center


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:

 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.  Email for more information.

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 send your inquiry to