I met up with Jo - who I'd got to know on the weekend back in October for supper at the Magic Wok & then an early-ish night before the day of our class duly dawned ! It was an early start as we registered at 7.30am & then found ourselves a seat in the classroom. No colour choices to worry about as we all had the same fab personal kits & Configurations boxes already laid out.
the first part of the class was an introduction to the concept of the boxes & then the lining of the compartments with (thankfully pre-cut & pre-scored !!) papers and then an introduction to tissue tape as we used this to cover the frame edges & give them a neat yet aged look.
After a well earned coffee break we were allowed to dive into a little calico bag full of notions & embellishments & enjoy ooo-ing & arhh-ing over the Ideology goodies before we spent a contented couple of hours being creative & decorating our boxes.
It all flew past & suddenly it was lunch - the obligatory browse around the shop for our own stash of goodies (got some of the metal embellishments & a couple of stamp sets plus a couple more configurations boxes!!) - then into Lin & Leandra's class to get gloriously painty & inky making a frame with metal work etc.
Tim was a good & approachable teacher & I really did enjoy it - but I think that Lin & Leandra's classes are equally as good & they have always given such us such great weekends which are so brilliantly organised with their great kits !
I had a convivial Friday evening chatting with like-minded crafters & was very glad that I'd decided to stay the extra night & not drag home in the Friday traffic .. by leaving when I woke on Saturday morning & getting on the road by 6.15am I was home by 10.30am. A much better idea !