306 - Listener Favorites - Antoinette van Speyk re-release
Welcome to the Sew Much More Podcast! The interviews here are with creative business owners, mostly in the Custom Window Treatment, Soft Home Furnishings, and Upholstery industry, but also with others that are sewing related or business related.
Antoinette was born and raised in Cape Town South Africa. She
studied at the University of Stellenbosch where she obtained an
Honours Degree in Drama and Theatre Arts as well as a Teaching
Diploma. Her 20+ year career in the Film and Television Industry
gave her the opportunity to live and work in Africa, Europe, China,
the USA and finally Canada where she settled with her family in
2000. Sewing has always been her hobby. Antoinette remembers
sewing her first apron under her mother’s watchful eye at age
Sewing clothes for fellow students helped Antoinette pay her way
through university. She began sewing home furnishings as soon as
she moved into her first apartment. Blinds, Drapes & Bedding began in 2001, it
is an exclusive Window Treatment consulting service and
design/production studio supplying primarily, but not exclusively,
to the trade. Each and every item is sewn and constructed by
Antoinette personally or under her supervision. With a reputation
for doing precise and neat work paying special attention to detail,
she takes pride in continually upgrading her knowledge of new
developments in the Window Treatment industry and doing
industry-directed Webinars throughout the year. She is a WFCP
Specialist (Window Fashion Certified Professionals).
An interview-style podcast with people in the Custom Window Treatment and Soft Home Furnishings industry. Ceil interviews business owners to find out their strengths, their challenges and advice they have for other business owners.