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I am so happy to announce that I have a new window treatments class at Craftsy! In this class I show a wide variety of tips, techniques, materials and supplies for making and finishing custom window treatments.  You will learn about linings and how they are used to enhance face fabrics and provide light control … Continue readings

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One of the challenges of creating custom curtains and draperies is calculating the pleats and spaces to fit the hardware used on the window.  It isn’t my favorite part of the job – but over the years it has become easier to understand and I have more confidence in the process.  If you are new … Continue readings

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Craftsy Class Launch: Sewing Custom Roman Shades is Live!

In March I visited Denver, Colorado to film a class for Craftsy.com.  What an exciting opportunity!  From the time I received the call from Linda, the acquisitions editor inviting me to teach the class, to the last day of filming; every step of the process was professional and fun.  Prior to filming, I met weekly … Continue readings

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HomeDec Tech: Hand-Sewn Hems in Drapery Panels

I love the look of hand-sewn hems.  Hand stitching is considered a high-end technique in the drapery-making world, not because it is technical, complex or unique but because it is so simple.   It is the simplicity of the stitch.   The intimate, personal attention and care given to the materials while cradled in the … Continue readings

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