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.

Stocking up on scarf rings

I’m getting low on the embroidered scarf rings, so I’ve been making some more. I like the flowers best, but the green swirls were fun to do.

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A packing session

I’ve got a bit behind with my scarf packing. It is partly because I’d rather be making than packing. It doesn’t help that I do like having all the colours about the place. But that can’t go on for ever, … Continue reading

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Big progress with the studio

My studio has been a work in progress for a while. I have been using the garage for its new purpose for a long time now, but it has been a dark and gloomy place. But this week, there was … Continue reading

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A blue batch of solar dyeing

Most easily available natural dyestuffs give beige gold or beige. So discovering something that gives blue is a very useful event. Black beans. Ordinary ones, from the local supermarket. They went into the jars of water at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Another flour paste technique

In my first experiment with flour paste resist, I spread the paste all over the fabric, and then scraped off a pattern. The hardest part of the process was getting the dried paste off. Logically, therefore, the next thing to … Continue reading

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Look at my new quirky display idea!

I’m always on the lookout for new display ideas, especially now that Etsy allow 10 photos per listing where they used to have 5. Apart from anything else, it is another good reason to look round antique centres and charity shops. … Continue reading

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Painting trees with salt

This design combines two techniques, which as you can see from the picture gives some very different results. First, the basic shapes of a tree trunk standing on a hillside was drawn, using wax. Then the whole scarf was painted … Continue reading

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