Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Friday 4 February 2011

Visit to the Scrapstore

I had a trip to the Scrapstore in Worcester ltoday, with Compostman. I am running various recycled material based craft workshops over the next few months, so I needed to stock up on supplies.

The Worcestershire Resource Exchange ( aka Scrapstore) is very well run, clean, tidy, well thought out and with loads of really good items for the bargin price of a trolley load for £10 ish, if you are a member. membership is worth while if you go more than once or twice a year!

I got lots of lovely card making supplies, also a raffia weaving kit that is excellent and will be great for craft workshops, lots of art supplies, some cross stitch kits and oven baked clay making kits, some big wool carpet samples which are ideal as rugs in 3 places we need to buy rugs for, and Compostman got lots of wire and a 6 ' length of slotted angle.

All this wonderousness for £22. The raffia kit alone was £5, reduced from £40 online.

I estimate that, if I had bought all of it from a craft supplier, it would have cost me in excess of £150.

If you have a Scrapstore nearby, I recomend using it!

On a sadder note, Treacle the hen is injured again and sitting down when she tries to walk....

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of these but will be investigating as my mum is a hobbyist textile artist, so it's something she'll definitely be interested in. Thanks for the tip!


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