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 Tuesday 7th - Wednesday 8th July 2020


Are you an Interior Designer offering window coverings to your clients? Do you rely on your installer or manufacturer to measure and calculate for you? Who takes responsibility for errors? Do you find that your unique design gets lost in translation? Is the end result what you envisaged?

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Perhaps you currently manufacture and sell blinds and shutters, and would like to offer curtains as an extra service to your clients? Have you found that curtains require quite a different skillset?

Or maybe you are you a Design student hoping to get into the window covering industry but don’t have the necessary skills to measure and calculate curtains and no one is willing to train you?

The Measuring Masterclass offers professional tuition teaching the necessary requirements to measure curtains correctly.  Once completed, you will have the confidence and the right tools to become proficient in the field of curtain measurements.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT MEASURING MISTAKES ARE COSTLY!!! One wrong calculation on a curtain could cost you hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars.


Lucia van Gerwen of More Than Curtains is an industry leader for almost 30 years and is affectionately known as “The Queen of Fabulous Window Coverings”. As a qualified teacher with a degree in Education and a Diploma in Interior Design, Lucia’s passion is mentoring up-and-coming Interior Designers as well as business people wishing to enter the window covering industry. Lucia has won numerous business awards not only for the beautiful window treatments she has designed, but for her business and entrepreneurial skills. Lucia is the founder of The Designer Chicks and established The Designer Chicks online magazine, which reached over 70,000 readers at its peak. Her curtain designs have graced newspapers, industry magazines and even television over the years, so you can be assured you are in extremely capable hands.

Lucia has discovered a dire need for measuring and calculating curtain skills in Australia, as many colleges no longer teach the necessary criteria for success. Having a current working relationship with Australia’s leading manufacturers and workrooms, Lucia can offer practical guidance that is tailored to your level of knowledge, no matter how basic. Rest assured, throughout Lucia’s long career she has made ALL the mistakes there is to make, so you will benefit from her lessons in the industry!

The course runs over two days, allowing plenty of time to digest information and ask any questions you have.

You will be equipped with a work book providing easy to understand calculations and Lucia will go through this thoroughly in detail; it will undoubtedly become your Bible. You will also be given an exclusive interactive excel spreadsheet devised by Lucia that will assist you onsite with your measuring and calculating.

As a bonus to all her students Lucia offers 60 days mentoring where you can email her with any queries you may have…this is unprecedented in the industry.

Lucia is very generous with her time and information. She will advise you on the best suppliers to use, and also intersperse her classes with practical business advice.

But don’t take our word for it; read what other inspired designers have to say about Lucia and The Measuring Masterclass….


Susie Pervis

"Dear Lucia, thank you so much for the insightful measuring class. Window fashion like clothes fashion, changes and evolves and it was nice to hear your ideas and to remind us how important it is to get window measurements spot on.  Mistakes are very costly and I know it’s important to be reminded of how to measure and calculate fabric amounts correctly.   It was great to be around others in the same field, facing the same challenges.  See you again in a future class!! 

Martine Kilo

Home Industry

"Thanks again for such a great Masterclass.

There was such a wealth of information, tips and tricks and you were so generous with sharing your industry knowledge, especially the spreadsheet for fabric calculations and your T&Cs."

Meghan Smith

Darnell Smith Design

"A huge thank you to you for an excellent two day Window Measuring Masterclass last week.  I am enormously grateful for the information you imparted through the course.  I learned so many new and VERY useful tricks of the trade, but most importantly, your course has given me renewed confidence in this integral part of our industry.  I want to also acknowledge and thank you for how generous you were with your knowledge.  This can be a lonely industry as our IP, picked up over years’ hard work and often learned through trial and error is, understandably, closely guarded.  You answered every question from the class openly and honestly.  I really feel you went above and beyond and the class itself represents excellent value for having two days inside your very experienced mind.  Thank you very much."

Rachael Whatson

Curtains Blinds & Design

"Your wealth of knowledge is amazing, you inspired and gave me confidence to go out and measure accurately and not make costly mistakes.  I have started my toolbox and will be attending my first install next week."

Alison Walker


"Thank you so much for making available your wealth of knowledge to industry professionals in the form of a Masterclass.  

I've been looking for curtain training for some time.  The two day course was informative and easy to follow and the detailed notes are an excellent resource to refer back to. 
I really appreciate the generous way in which you shared not only technical information but tips on the way you conduct your own business. 

 It was great to network and share information with others in the industry in a non-competitive environment."

Katja Plentinger

"Thank you for a highly enjoyable and very informative measuring session yesterday.  So much to learn and you certainly make a possibly quite boring subject very interesting and fun.  I left feeling a whole lot more confident and informed, and found the experience extremely worthwhile.  Many thanks to you both."

Linda De Mestre

"I attended the Measuring Class with Lucia on Tuesday. Lucia proved to be an excellent teacher, clear and informative and more than happy to answer my questions. It was clear that she has extensive industry experience, gained over more than 20 years. I found the class to be fun and relaxed. I really enjoyed being with other like-minded people from our industry and sharing contacts. The class proved to be great value with a delicious light lunch and afternoon tea all included. Our take-home pack was an unexpected bonus and I'm appreciative for the printed information booklet to use as a reference guide for the future. I highly recommend Lucia's class and look forward to attending some one-on-one's in the near future."

The Measuring Masterclass is not just an investment in your business; it is an investment in yourself.

Very few people in this industry (or indeed any industry) are willing to share so much accumulated knowledge and experience; yet Lucia offers all she has learned so that the next generation of window covering dealers are capable and truly dedicated to their craft. The Measuring Masterclass is informative, practical and entertaining. You will not only learn how to measure and calculate, but how to manage your installer, what to carry in your toolkit (yes, you need a toolkit!) and how to manage a few of life’s little disasters if and when they come along.

This unprecedented course is exclusively offered at periodic intervals throughout the year. For current dates, please click on the link below.

All payments are fully tax deductible.