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.

Shetland lace blouses

This is following on with the theme of knitting from the Northern Isles. When you see knitted lace, it is usually an edging for something, or a scarf or shawl. But as these pictures show, that was not always the … Continue reading

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Fair Isle: The remote island where jumpers are always in fashion

This post has some fabulous archive pictures of Fair Isle jumpers, which are worth a look. And I’m using it as an excuse to pst a picture of my Burra Bear: a souvenir of a Shetland holiday. His name is … Continue reading

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Spinning wheels

I’ve found a new game. The National Trust have put photos of their collection online, and you can search it in all sorts of different ways. How about that for an excellent way of looking a interesting stuff? This link … Continue reading

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Identifying sewing machine feet

Do you ever look at your collection of sewing machine feet and wonder which one you need for the current job? This post will help.

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Tassels

I love every part of this post about making beautiful tassels. Apart from the tassels themselves, just look at those racks of thread. And there is the machinery, and… Even if I could afford to go mad in a tassel shop … Continue reading

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Making felt flowers

Felt is cheap and cheerful, and easy to work with. If you need to cheer something up, and it doesn’t need to be washable, felt is worth considering. Here is a useful post about 10 ways to make felt flowers.

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How to make a narrow hem on curves

I tend to avoid narrow hems if I can get away with it. I’m always a bit suspiscious about curved hems as well. So when I saw a post about easy narrow curved hems, I was curious. And I think … Continue reading

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Pin cushions

Pin cushions are an essential part of a sewing kit. Yes, you can manage without them, making do with the box they came in. Or even a card. But it is more difficult to pick them up and put them … Continue reading

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Fabric Marking Tools

I’m sure we’ve all heard horror stories about various methods of marking fabric. The ones where the mark should have come off and didn’t, and the ones where the mark came off too soon. My worst experience was when I … Continue reading

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Getting side tracked

For the last few weeks, I’ve been away from the screen a lot. I’ve been jotting down ideas for blog posts, and in some cases getting them nearly ready to go. I knew I had loads of posts scheduled, so … Continue reading

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