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?
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!
There are two courses: the first is a full day accelerated course for those who are time poor and feel they can grasp instructions quickly and implement immediately. The second option is a two day course, more slowly paced, which is suited to industry newcomers and those who need extra time to digest information and perhaps are not in quite a rush to implement what they have learned.
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….
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.