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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;                 Lisa O'Brien is the owner of . 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...

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               Resources and Links; Michele Williams Pricing Without Emotion Class

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251 - Jean Lawes and Cindi Gray - Partnering Up! show art 251 - Jean Lawes and Cindi Gray - Partnering Up!

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;                 Jean Lawes is the owner of , 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...

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

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               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 , a workroom and educational resource. With years of experience planning events for non-profit organizations, Rodger was ready to help Susan produce the first in 2016. In 2017, Rodger and Susan opened , a trade school for sewing professionals, in the charming town of...

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  Today's OPPORTUNITY THINKING Series of the Podcast is an interview with Julia Hash of .  Julia needed to solve a problem in her workroom and realized, she probably wasn't the only one who needed this solution.  I think you will find her ruler is really amazing! You can watch today's podcast on YouTube. Links and Resources; You can find

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248 - Jeanelle Dech, Susan Woodcock and Ceil DiGuglielmo Answer - How Are You Doing Now? show art 248 - Jeanelle Dech, Susan Woodcock and Ceil DiGuglielmo Answer - How Are You Doing Now?

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;                 One year later!!!!  How are you doing now?  How has this last year been for you?  How are you today? Jeanelle Dech, Susan Woodcock and I talk about how we are doing one year into the pandemic and the changes it has brought to all of our businesses.   Here is the poem Susan quoted;   "And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we...

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247 - Laurie Medford - I've Been Itching To Get Back To This! show art 247 - Laurie Medford - I've Been Itching To Get Back To This!

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               What a thrill is was for me to interview Laurie Medford on today's podcast! Laurie joined the window treatment industry in 1983. Her workroom Centsible Creations specialized in window treatments, bedding, and upholstery. Laurie was an upholstery instructor at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy in Charlotte, N.C., and has written how-to articles for multiple magazines. From 2009 to 2018, Laurie worked for Rowley Company as an educator. In addition to her workroom experience, Laurie is an expert at...

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246 - Jayna Manzelli - I'm Ready to Take Things to the Next Level and See Where It Takes Me show art 246 - Jayna Manzelli - I'm Ready to Take Things to the Next Level and See Where It Takes Me

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;             Jayna Manzelli graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Biology and began a career in Pharmaceutical Quality Control. Experience gained in analysis, equipment, procedures, organization, specifications, and personnel management became relevant when Jayna began her new custom workroom business. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for creating beautiful things, Jayna opened JM Custom Creations in 2008. JMCC is a to-the-trade workroom, specializing in draperies, Roman shades, top treatments,...

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  The Opportunity Thinking Series of the Podcast is sponsored by the Elki Camacho is a Business Consultant specializing in Strategic Growth and Operational Excellence. By focusing on people, process, and technology, Elki aids businesses in transforming their business models, scaling intentionally, and transforming cultures to create more profitable businesses. As a consultant, Elki operates in various capacities to strengthen business acumen, hone operational execution, deliver training and development, act as an extended part of your business, and provide ongoing coaching to meet your...

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The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;               Leslie Shultz is the owner of Leslie’s Drapery Studio, LLC, a one-person workroom providing quality home furnishing solutions for the trade in the Birmingham Alabama area. Leslie has years of sewing experience and has been professionally trained in fabricating soft furnishings. She strives to provide quality solutions that delight her customers. Leslie is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has had a rewarding corporate career before opening her workroom in 2019. She cherishes 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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