254 episodes

An interview style podcast with people in the Custom Home Furnishings industry.

Sew Much More Ceil DiGuglielmo

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

An interview style podcast with people in the Custom Home Furnishings industry.

    255 - Angie Wewel - I Just Keep Steamrolling Ahead

    255 - Angie Wewel - I Just Keep Steamrolling Ahead

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
     
    The Workroom Channel
     
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
     
    The WCAA
     
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
     
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
     
    Angel's Distributing, LLC

     
    Angie Wewel is the owner of Grandview Drapery Studio, a wholesale workroom located in Arvada, Colorado, just northwest of Denver. From a young age, Angie has had the desire to start her own business in a creative industry. After attending the Custom Workroom Conference in 2018, she decided it was finally time to turn her life-long passion and pursuit of sewing into a career. Angie values ongoing education and has attended classes at Workroom Tech in Tryon, North Carolina, studied upholstery at a technical college in Denver, and has taken many additional online and in-person training courses and seminars to hone her skills. She is a member of the Workroom Accountability and Mentoring group (WAM), and a member of the WCAA, and WCAA Virtual Chapter.
    Angie is on Facebook and Instagram
     
     
    Links and Resources;
    M'Fay Workroom Manual
    Deborah Cronin's Blog
    Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library
    Price Your Work with Confidence - Kitty Stein
    SCORE

    • 52 min
    254 - OT Series with Jeanne McDermott of Virtual Design 4 Interiors

    254 - OT Series with Jeanne McDermott of Virtual Design 4 Interiors

    As the owner of At Your Service, a drapery workroom in the Boston area for over 15 years, Jeanne McDermott was always searching for the best way to communicate with my clients.
    Jeanne discovered her passion for computer programs and has developed this into a service for designers and workrooms to help them convey their ideas in a fast and efficient way.
    Her years of experience in the workroom/design process from concept and measuring to procurement and installation gives her the ability to understand complicated design concepts and offer solutions in addition to translating the design vision. Saving both time and money, our service creates an environment of confidence between the workroom/designer and clients that the project will look (and feel) as presented.
    Jeanne's full-time business is creating renderings thru her  website:  www.virtualdesign4interiors.com
    You can watch today's podcast on YouTube.
    Jeanne is on Facebook

    • 56 min
    253 - Lisa O'Brien - Just Put One Foot In Front of The Other

    253 - Lisa O'Brien - Just Put One Foot In Front of The Other

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
     

    The Workroom Channel
     
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
     
    The WCAA
     
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
     
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
     
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
     
     
    Lisa O'Brien is the owner of All Things Material.
    Raised in Northern Kentucky, as a child Lisa O’Brien was always creating something. No wonder she became an artist!
    Custom window treatments add an artistic element to every home. Creativity, education, and detail are necessary to provide customers with the right look to fit their home design goals. Hiring a professional is how this is done.
    In 2004, after attending a Custom Home Furnishings Conference with Donna Skufis, Lisa returned and gave a one-month notice to her corporate office and opened All Things Material!
    With the education provided by this unique school and continuous ongoing education to remain current on fabrication methods, trends, fabrics, and safety, All Things Material has become a well-known and respected business.
    Lisa is the President of the Kentucky Workroom Association, meeting quarterly to learn from others in the industry and share experiences.
    During her free time, she enjoys catching up with family. Walking her 2-year-old Lab Summer as well as being outdoors and golfing.
    Lisa is on Instagram.
     
    Links and Resources;
    Donna Skufis 
    Kentucky Workroom Association
    Amber De La Garza
    Michele Williams - Scarlet Thread Consulting
    Podcasts Lisa listens to;
    LuAnn Nigara
    Inside Design
    Dateline
    The Vanished
    Up and Vanished
    What They Don't Want you to

    • 1 hr 1 min
    252 - On Making Mistakes

    252 - On Making Mistakes

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
     
    The Workroom Channel
     
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
     
    The WCAA
     
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
     
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
     
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
     
    Resources and Links;
    Ann Johnson's Article in the Drapery & Design Digital Digest
    Daring Greatly by Brené Brown's
    The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
    Michele Williams Pricing Without Emotion Class

    • 28 min
    251 - Jean Lawes and Cindi Gray - Partnering Up!

    251 - Jean Lawes and Cindi Gray - Partnering Up!

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
     
    The Workroom Channel
     
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
     
    The WCAA
     
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
     
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
     
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
     
     
    Jean Lawes is the owner of HomeStyle Workroom, LLC, a Custom Workroom to the Trade, located in Jarrettsville, Maryland. With an extensive background in Sewing and Design, Jean is thrilled to be working with outstanding Interior Designers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Thanks to Jeanelle Dech’s marvelous “Real Workroom” series, she met her “partner in crime,” Cindi Gray, owner of Manor Decorative Services. Fabricating, and collaborating together (two business ventures working in a cooperative), they truly make a Dynamic Duo!
     
     
    Cindi Gray learned to love sewing as a small child and eventually leveraged that love into a business when she established Manor Decorative Services in 1999 in her home in Monkton MD.  
     
    This allowed her a flexible schedule to be available to her family, as well as allowing her to earn a degree in Interior Design from Harford Community College.
     
    She has recently joined forces with Jean Lawes of Homestyle Workroom LLC, working together to create beautiful window treatments for local designers.

     
    Links and Resources;
    I've attached a pdf in the show notes, if you want Jean and Cindi's Excel spreadsheet, just send me an email; ceilwdi@gmail.com
    You can see the Real Workroom Tours on The Workroom Channel's YouTube site.
    Ann Johnson's Workroom Skills Class
    If you would like the sheets Jean mentioned, please email me at ceilwdi@gmail.com and I will send them to you.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    250 - Rodger Walker - I Am What We Call Back of The House

    250 - Rodger Walker - I Am What We Call Back of The House

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
     
    The Workroom Channel
     
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
     
    The WCAA
     
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
     
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
     
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
     
    Rodger Walker retired from the City of Richmond, Virginia Fire Department in 2012, after a busy and exciting career.  He moved to North Carolina that same year to marry the Love of His Life, Susan Woodcock.
    In 2013 they started Home Dec Gal, a workroom and educational resource.
    With years of experience planning events for non-profit organizations, Rodger was ready to help Susan produce the first Custom Workroom Conference in 2016.
    In 2017, Rodger and Susan opened Workroom Tech, a trade school for sewing professionals, in the charming town of Tryon in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
    Rodger is on Instagram
    Links and Resources;
    AP Style Book 
    The Custom Workroom Conference

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Lisa Kay OB ,

Comradery

My workroom routine always involves listening to my podcasts. The Sew Much More Podcast is of course, at the top of my list. 😊
Hearing the conversations of other workroom owners provides a ‘kinship’ of sorts.
Our experiences are shared by others, both good and not so good. These stories are motivating, like that feeling we have attending the CWC conference or CHF conference in the past. Ceil provides us with a taste of that excitement of meeting our counterparts.
I enjoy learning about the road taken by others in our business. How they have made it to where they are now and what their plans are for their future. It helps me map out my goals, knowing what has and has not worked.
Thank you Ceil for a podcast well done!
Lisa O’Brien
All Things Material
Florence, Kentucky

Lisa@LJI ,

This Podcast is my new essential tool!

Listening to Ceil talk with various entrepreneurs in this industry and hearing all about how they got their start, what struggles they’ve had, what successes they’ve had, and what advice they can give to others has definitely been one of the best things I’ve discovered recently. I’ve operated my own workroom for 23 years, and I can identify with so many of these experiences, but also have gained a sense of direction for my future from listening. Thank you, Ceil, for doing this!

Comedy Craving ,

Feels like community

Working as a solo upholsterer can be so isolating, but listening to The Sew Much More podcast makes me feel like I’m in a room with my peers. At some point in every episode I find myself agreeing out loud with something a guest is saying 😅I look forward to every episode.

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