Material magic: make a doorstop for your home

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is for learners with some experience of using a sewing machine

Course content

During this course you will be shown how to make a decorative door stop. You can choose from a variety of patterns.

Support and feedback

You will have feedback throughout the course from your tutor and you will be learning in a supportive and friendly environment

Additional costs and requirements

You will need to bring half a metre of fabric and fabric scraps for stuffing. You may also want to bring buttons, ribbons or braid for decoration

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

You will not need to do anything in your own time

About the tutor

Nicky Montagu is an Art, Craft & design tutor for Learn Devon and teaches study skills at Petroc college. She has taught on many different courses in London as an Art & Design Lecturer, including Richmond upon Thames College and London College of Fashion. She graduated from the University of East London with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and gained a PGCE teacher training at the University of Greenwich.

She has worked as an Interior Designer on both domestic and commercial projects, and as a freelance lighting designer for Home-deq

Nicky has lived in Devon for the past four years where she has recently set up a printmaking studio. Her current work is about living on the Taw estuary in North Devon. She is interested in texture and pattern in the landscape, inspired by the ambient light and changing tides and seasons. Other areas of interest are design including textiles, printing, sewing, manipulating fabrics, pattern and form in ceramics, interior design and printmaking.

Nicky aims to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience and where possible learners are able to continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials.

Her teaching is inclusive instructive and is set in an environment that is relaxed and informal where learners can learn and share in a supportive environment.

Nicky is a member of NDA North Devon Arts and has exhibited in their open exhibitions at the Broomhill Hotel also The Burton open exhibition and Westward Ho! open exhibition. In 2015 she took part in NDA Art Trek.

Currently she has work in Jill Rousseau Gallery, 3 Cooper Street, Bideford

Please have a look at her website

Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor

Start date30 Oct 2017
End date13 Nov 2017
Start time18:00
End time21:00
Concessions not available