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!

Tuesday 26 February 2013

What I have been up to lately - Quilting

 Finally, I got started on my quilt.

 Sorting through some the old fabrics I am going to re purpose

Cutting out lots and lots of squares

And arranging and re arranging them...

Table has been like this for several days now!

Starting to sew the squares together...using my new quilting foot makes the seams so much easier to do!

A glimpse of what the centre looks like...

More to follow!


  1. That's going to be just lovely, I do like the colours you combined.

  2. Thank you :-)
    I am pleased with how it looks as well


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