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.

An indigo vat

After my woad experiment in the summer, I intended to have another go with a different recipe. But the woad crop wasn’t good enough. So now I’m trying with powdered indigo from Tamil Nadu. I’m using the 123 method, because … Continue reading

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Hanging paintings without damaging walls

Now I haven’t tried this, but it does look promising. I find it hard to believe that you can get it off the wall easily afterwards (note the comment about the importance of pulling downwards in the post). But on … Continue reading

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Some basic embroidery stitches

I’ve come upon this quick guide to basic embroidery stitches, which I thought would be worth sharing. As the author says, it is amazing how much you can achieve with a few basic stitches. Although I am surprised they have … Continue reading

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Weaving a willow deer

At the back of my mill, there is a meadow. For a while, there was a scheme to have a summer house down at the end of the meadow. I was thinking about making some sculptures out of chicken wire, … Continue reading

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Twenty uses for a bulldog clip

I must say that I think the title of this post is rather pushing it. Some of these “ideas” are only what I thought a bulldog clip was for. But on the other hand, there has got to be some … Continue reading

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Pattern weights

Sometimes, pins just won’t do. You might be using something where the pins would leave holes. Like leather, pvc, or paper. You might not want the distortion you get when you lift everything up to get the pin through. You … Continue reading

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Peacock fire screen update

Over Christmas, I’ve been working on my fire screen project again, so this post is an update following on from the post I published in September. Obviously, a crucial part of the whole thing is the method of attaching the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

​Sarah C Swett’s post headed “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” has some wise words for the New Year. And, as usual, some quirky ideas about textile related matters! One day, I will try some of these ideas…

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Knitting videos

Here is a collection of knitting videos, including some interesting ways to knit with colours. The last time I looked, they were up to episode 66, so there is plenty to get your teeth into there!

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Knitting faces in the crowd

It is surprising how inspiration comes. I was rummaging in a basket of odd balls of yarn, as you do, and I found this “flesh” coloured smooth cotton. Which reminded me of my long standing doll project, where I have … Continue reading

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