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Estelle James established Curtain Academy in 2006 as a natural progression, after gaining experience in her own Interior Design & Soft Furnishings company "Reflections". Prior to this she gained extensive experience in making high quality soft furnishing for the luxury market. All this experience was underpinned with various academic qualifications in Soft Furnishing, Art & Design and Business. This has lead to more than 20 years of experience in the industry.

Curtain Academy has also created a unique set of high quality DVDs in Soft Furnishings, these are designed to provide a learning experience from the beginner to setting up a business. These have become very popular and can be purchased on Curtain Academy's website.

Curtain Academy is based in Derby city centre, just 1 mile from the Train Station. Derby is the home of Royal Crown Derby, Rolls Royce and is within a few miles of the Peak District.

Estelle has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in making Curtains and Soft Furnishings. Curtain Academy runs regular courses in Curtain making and Soft Furnishings, teaching to a high standard using traditional methods in a comfortable and enjoyable environment. These courses together with the DVDs will provide a learning experience that will cover all individual requirements.