Ann Walker

Craft Skills tutor

Based in
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Also teaches in I am happy to travel to most UK destinations to teach larger groups. Please contact me for details.
Ann Walker | Craft Skills tutor

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I'm a trained and qualified Restorer, hold an Adult Teaching qualification and teach a wide variety of Restoration and Craft skills. I'm based in Lincoln, but can arrange accommodation for students from outside the area if needed.

I tend to run workshops on the basis of agreeing with a student a suitable day for us both, rather than picking dates out of the air and trying to find people who can come on those days. I find it works much better this way and allows for 1-to-1 tuition, which is obviously better for the student.

That said, if you can find one or more friends who would also like to come, you do get a substantial discount on your own workshop.

Workshops are usually held in my light and airy studio in Bracebridge Heath in Lincoln but larger groups can be taught at a local country house hotel at no extra cost.

I am happy to hold workshops on any day of the week, including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The day runs nominally from 9.30am to 4.30pm – nominally because I’m not strict to time, as it’s always a very full day. I prefer you to comfortably finish what you’re making, with no time pressures.

1-Day Workshops include -

- All tuition, hints, tips and info for getting the best from your chosen subject
- All necessary materials to make the designated project/s
- Use of all required tools and facilities
- A notebook for your workshop jottings
- Refreshments on tap all day
- A good lunch at the local pub!
- Ongoing email support if required

Longer/more advanced courses can always be arranged if desired.

Group Classes

Bride and Hen Jewellery Day

Have a really different Hen Party and make beautiful jewellery for the Big Day!

Brides, come along to our light and airy Studio for a day with your Hens and friends and make your wedding jewellery from the finest materials - Sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearls and the best of the worlds beads.

There are masses of designs for tiaras, hair combs and bands, fascinators, necklaces and earrings to choose from and a host of materials and colourways. We'll get together for a pre-workshop chat so you can select the perfect jewellery to accompany your scheme.

The day is all-inclusive and gives you -

- all materials
- expert tuition
- use of all necessary tools
- refreshments on tap all day
- a good lunch at the local pub
- any necessary post-workshop help and advice

Make your very special adornment for your very special day, and also create an heirloom to pass on.

It's a: 
Unicorn Studios
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Arranged to suit
£85.00 per person for a party of 6, and the Bride gets her workshop day and jewellery absolutely free as our gift to her!

Group Workshops

All of the 1-to-1 workshops can be held as group days, either for groups of friends or for a group of individuals.

The day is inclusive and includes all of the elements present in a 1-to-1 Workshop.

Group workshops can be held on any day of the week and also Bank Holidays.

It's a: 
Unicorn Studios
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Arranged to suit
6 or more students, from £80 per day, inclusive. Slightly more per person for fewer students


A lifetime of craftwork

I have done all types of craftwork since my Mum taught me to knit when I was 4 years old (I'm now over 50). I have studied dozens of different craft subjects in depth and have achieved sufficient proficiency to be confident in teaching them to others. I also hold an Adult Teaching qualification. I get a real buzz from giving students a new skill!!

Jan 1960 - Sep 2009

Educational history

BA (Hons) Conservation and Restoration

September, 2002 - June, 2005
University of Lincoln
The Lincoln Conservation and Restoration course is very wide-ranging and provides an excellent broad base for someone like me who likes to restore a huge variety of materials and objects.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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