Author Archives: The Proof Angel

About The Proof Angel

I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.

The Sistine Chapel comes to Hull

When I told my friend I was going to see the Sistine Chapel this morning, she said “How are you going to get there in time?” So she has missed Hull Minster’s publicity campaign then. The exhibition, officially licensed by … Continue reading

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A starry quilt

Some time in the last century, I bought a set of fat quarters. It could have been around 1998. Ever since then, I have been getting them out, deciding I want to do something really nice with them, and putting … Continue reading

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Quilted people at the Festival of Quilts 2019

This group of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is really impressive. These fabulous creations show various techniques for representing people. The quilt of Cinderella and the ugly sisters on the left is … Continue reading

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Shaded patchwork at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, shows some of the effecs that can be achieved when you use a wide range of colours within a very limited palette. Most quilts … Continue reading

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Foraging bag

When I am out and about and I see a useful leaf, it is handy to just pop it into my bag, or a pocket. Then, of course, it gets damaged as it gets muddled with other things, or I … Continue reading

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Two colour quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I was planning to split this collection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, into two posts, one for red and white, and one for blue and white. But when I went through … Continue reading

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Seamless cast on

If you are knitting a hat starting from the top of the crown, or a sock starting from the toe, this might help. The stitches for both sides are cast on at the same time, so there is no seam … Continue reading

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Shetland Knitters on Tonight in 1964

This fabulous clip from Tonight in 1964 needs no explanation.

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Miniature quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s selection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is a collection of minature quilts. To enter this class, quilts must be no more than 30cms on the longest side. In a photo … Continue reading

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Tips for sewing better collars

Collars are important. Not only are they one of the main features in garment design, setting the feel of the garment, but also people tend to focus on them, as they are so near your face. You cannot afford to … Continue reading

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