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.

A lace pillow

I found an old book about needle lace making recently. In the list of tools and equipment, it mentioned that a drum shaped lace pillow is a handy thing to have, as it allows you to support the work while … Continue reading

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Red onion skins

I heard on Woman’s Hour recently that red onion skins give green. I thought that was worth a go. Onion skins are very light, and you hear tales of people getting their friends and neighbours to save all theirs to … Continue reading

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Fascinating indigo

I knew that indigo gives a good, flexible blue to those who know what they are doing. I didn’t know that it gives fabric anti-bacterial and fireproofing qualities. This short video shows some of the traditional Japanese processes involved in … Continue reading

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An experiment with the peg loom

I’ve had my peg loom for a while. I originally got it to make a rag rug to protect our heads from a low doorway. I wove a rectangle with strips of old sheets and curtains that had been used … Continue reading

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Time for resolutions again

If you are on Twitter, have a look at @damienkempf. He has put together a series of New Year resolutions based on medieval paintings. My favourite is this one: be more fashionable. Whether that is a good idea or not … Continue reading

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A shelf unit from pallets

I like using natural dyes. The problem is that a lot of them are rather smelly to process.  And that process takes hours, so the whole house gets to share the smell. In warmer climates, people set up some form … Continue reading

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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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