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#47 - Jana Platina Phipps - Find Your Niche

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Release Date: 06/04/2017

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;   I enjoyed talking with Cheryl so much and I recently noticed that she has moved her location and I thought it would be fun to listen to her again!

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278 - Cathy and Mark Schulz of Silk Mountain Creations show art 278 - Cathy and Mark Schulz of Silk Mountain Creations

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by; Cathy and Mark Schulz own of Carmel, Indiana.  Cathy started the business in 2001 and Mark joined her a little later.  They have built the business from there and have built an award-winning business.   Links and Resources;

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;   Michelle Moldowan of styles inspiring spaces, makes houses feel like homes, and owns and operates a custom drapery workroom in Castle Rock, CO. She delights in walking alongside homeowners as they plan and execute home projects from minor changes to whole house remodeling, as well as designing and fabricating bespoke window treatments across the country.   Using a design process carefully cultivated over 10 years in the industry, Michelle prides herself on listening carefully to homeowners to truly understand their lifestyle and...

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by; Heidi Wenger Yoder is the owner of Interiors in Harrisonburg, VA. which is celebrating 20 years of operation.  Heidi's husband, Brent, is an invaluable member of her team as chief installer and cornice board fabricator.  Her three teenage children pitch in on occasion as directors of recycling, dust bunny chasing, and van loading. Heidi is passionate about helping her clients live more fully in their homes and creating beauty in the process.   and   The website below is currently under construction by Kate the Socialite...

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by; Lea Tran is an ethnic Chinese, former "Boat People" refugee from Vietnam. A Villanova University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, a female scientist turned successful entrepreneur and business owner in the Greater Philadelphia Region, where she called home for thirty-five years. She has morphed from carrying the stigma of the "refugee" label to a chemist who synthesized the compound that became a cocktail drug to treat HIV-AIDS in 1998. A successful business owner who created luxury custom drapery for countless homes in the...

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;   Rhonda Shanahan, owner of The Whimsical Chair, learned to sew growing up in Iowa from her grandmother and mother. They taught her their passion for sewing and creating with beautiful fabrics. Rhonda received her degree in fashion merchandising. After college she moved to Kansas and worked in retail sales and display. When Rhonda got married and started her family she was able to stay home with their 3 kids. Once her kids all started school she had extra time during the day. There was an upholstery class through her local extension...

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;                 Today's podcast is about mindset and I love learning more about it. Links and Resources; Carol Dweck -  

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;                   Since 1994, Laura Nelson has been the owner of , located in West Lafayette, Indiana, specializing in soft and hard window treatments, slipcovers, and other soft home furnishings.  Sew Nice is a Woman-Owned Business Entity (WBE) with the State of Indiana; Laura is a WFCP Workroom Specialist and active member of WCAA, currently the program chair for the Indiana Chapter and Secretary for the Board of Directors.   A graduate of Purdue University in Restaurant...

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;                     Carly Melcancon redesigns and revives once forgotten upholstered furniture into one-of-a-kind western statement pieces using vintage Mexican textiles, rugs, and hair-on hides. Carly is on and .   Links and Resources; (I do use some affiliate links and appreciate it if you use them, no worries if you choose not to!)        

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;                   Cristina Alamdari was born in Colombian and moved to the US almost 30 years ago. She lives in Phoenix AZ and she has 3 beautiful children, her husband is Iranian, and they have a unique family of combined cultures and religions.  Cristina enjoys traveling and learning. She has been working in the industry for 24 years, and as a business owner for 22. Cristina owns and it is a mix of 80% retail 20% designers. She offers in-home consultations for window coverings.  Her...

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Jana Platina Phipps is an embellishment expert known for her refined vision in the use of trimmings in home furnishings and fashion. She is a designer and an agent for Classical Elements, which supplies trimmings and drapery hardware to the home furnishings industry, customizes private label programs for interior design distributors, and sells to retail stores nationally.  She develops custom trimmings for NYC-based fashion companies, and also designs bespoke home and fashion accessories herself, using trimmings and vintage jewelry.  She teaches others her technique of Trim Alchemy, the concept of turning something ordinary into extraordinary using trimmings, to express their personal creativity.
Affectionately called “Trim Queen” by her clients, she started her blog in 2013 and uses her social media channels to chronicle how the design community uses trimmings creatively. With her knowledge of the history of passementerie and hands-on experience with fabrication, she lectures at The New York School of Interior Design and Continuing Education Seminars and Webinars to the interior design community. She is a regular contributor to WF Vision and Designers Today Magazines, and Universal Furniture’s Smartstuff Social Station blog. She conducts DIY workshops and stages a Trim Alchemy Show at Country Living Fairs across the country. Jana is planning a Trim Queen Maker Tour of Venice, Italy for Spring 2018.
Other involvement:
  • High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour Spring 2017
  • 2016 ITA Outstanding Trimmings Representative of the Year
  • ITA Board of Directors, Events Chair
  • Co-chair WithIt New York Design Tour
  • WithIt Future Leader Award
  • Former WithIt NE Regional VP
  • UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley Arts Committee
Jana resides in the Hudson River Valley, north of Manhattan, with her husband, writer Lang Phipps, and two children, Wilton and Giovanna, in an old Bavarian-style home called The Gingerbread House that is in need of TLC and more trimmings.
 
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