HomeDecGal owned by Susan Woodcock and Rodger Walker is a custom sewing educational resource and to-the-trade workroom offering over 25 years experience making window treatments, pillows, bedding and other home decorating projects. Susan Woodcock is the former editor-in-chief for the trade magazine Drapery & Design Professional, published by Custom Home Furnishings Academy and the former Brand Experience Manager for Rowley Company, a manufacturer and distributor of decorating supplies and more. Susan owned Tavern Hill, a professional custom drapery workroom from 1988 - 2009 located in central VA. Tavern Hill provided hand crafted window treatments and home décor accessories exclusively to the interior design industry. She is a featured home decor sewing instructor for Craftsy.com, on online educational platform, and was an instructor for the Custom Home Furnishings Academy (CHFA) from 2003 - 2013. Susan is a well-respected, international speaker for industry events and is known for her attention to detail, quality techniques and fun personality. She is a member of the Window Coverings Association of America. Susan and her husband Rodger Walker are producers of the Custom Workroom Conference and Marketplace, an educational event and trade show for the custom workroom industry. In 2017, they opened Custom Workroom Technical Center, a professional training facility dedicated to the custom workroom industry with weekly hands-on classes for window treatments and soft furnishings. Features about Susan, examples of her work and articles written by Susan can be found in many publications including Sew What? and Custom Home Furnishings (now Drapery & Design Professional), Window Fashions-Vision, Drapery & Window Coverings, Southern Living, Arts & Crafts Homes, SewNews and the books Window Dressings and One-Yard Wonders. Her book, Singer(R) Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades and Top Treatments was published in 2016.

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