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.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Sunday 9 December 2012

Some of the things I have been making

These were made as a birthday gift for Compostgirl, a drink mat and a face flannel

This is the start of a round cushion


  1. Love that cushion cover, is it your own pattern or from a book? Also, may I asked what size crochet hook?

    Enjoy reading your blog, such a contrast from out town life, although we try to be as green as possible, we have three compost bins, five water butts in a town garden of about 40 x 40 feet.

    Have visited your part of the world once, stayed at Holme Lacy hotel, near Ross on Wye, would like to return to the area again.

  2. Hi Pixie Mum it is a 5 mm hook for the cushion. It is a pattern I made up, inspired by a Nikki Trench one I saw - but I do my increases slightly differently and make mine bigger, as I them custom make the cushion to fit from recycled sheets or pillowcases and stuffing.

    Cw xxx


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