Education & Trade Resources

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Regardless of where you are in your Curtains & Soft Furnishings career, whether you are just starting out or if you're a seasoned professional, the Library has educational resources to meet your needs!

  • If you are new to the industry, visit the page that's designed especially for you. Here you will find links to videos and articles to help you improve your basic skills and up your game to a new level.  
  • You will find our popular Drapery & Design Digital Digest - both current and previous editions. This e-publication is chock full of interesting educational topics, ranging from innovative twists on standard techniques to the latest tools and tips for workroom efficiency. Business advice and inspirational designs are frequent topics in this resource. The Drapery & Design Digital Digest is available to all Member levels.
  • The Library's Recommended Videos section includes a rich array of video content, much of which is available on demand for all Members.  Learn from industry leaders about every aspect of soft furnishings projects, from design through installation.  Take advantage of courses offered by successful business owners who share their lessons learned.  Learn about new methods and techniques, and gain access to information about products that are important to us in the soft furnishings trade.  In addition to those webinars and tutorials available to all Members, the Library has additional content exclusively for our PRO Members: our PRO-Retrospective series and our interactive Circle Time events. 
  • Stay on top of current trends and contemporary topics by visiting the Library's Recommended Blog Feeds page.  Our Contributing Partners and other super-engaged members of our Library community are keeping the subjects fresh and relevant. You don't want to miss this section, available to all Member levels.
  • Our Free Downloads section is bursting with enlightening content; instructional 'how-to" articles, human interest stories, and sage business advice from industry experts are just a few of the subjects covered by our downloadable resources.  Did we mention they are free to all Library Members?  

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