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.

Quilting taking centre stage at the Festival of Quilts 2019

An awful lot is written about patchwork, but sometimes the quilting is the most important part of the design. These pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham show what a difference it can make. … Continue reading

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Disappearing nine patch with a difference

Have you tried dissappearing nine patch quilt blocks? The basic idea is you make a nine patch block by sewing squares of fabric into three rows of three squares each, so there are nine squares in your square block (hence … Continue reading

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Useful books

Now here is a good idea for a website. Interview a series of people who really know their subject, and ask them about their 5 favourite books on a subject. Except couldn’t really find anything arty or crafty on the … Continue reading

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Maps at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I think this has to be my favourite quilt tjhat I’ve seen for a long time. Yes, it really is a map of the world made out of log cabin patchwork. And the map of the London Underground, with all … Continue reading

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Bright quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Well, after some dithering about whether it was really worth the long drive, last week I went to the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It has taken me nearly a week to sort out the … Continue reading

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Tapestry maps

I love this picture. I like the subtle vegetable colours, and the little towns and villages. I also love that it is a tapestry. Yes, someone has woven it. And this map of Oxfordshire isn’t the only one, either. Read … Continue reading

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Fringeless weaving

In the last year or so, I’ve got into tapestry weaving. I’ve always been put off weaving by the space and money taken up by the loom. But if you are doing something small, you can get away with a … Continue reading

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Granny squares, but not as my Nan knew them

I learned to crochet when I was very little. My Nan started me off, as for some reason Mum couldn’t crochet. Nan died when I was 6, so after that, I learned from books. I haven’t done any crochet for … Continue reading

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A natural dye rainbow

I have been doing a lot of experiments natural dyeing , and I decided to take a course, to get the knowledge in place systematically. So I’m doing a three module course with Justine Aldersey-Williams this year. In module 1, … Continue reading

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A flower foot for my sewing machine

Remember Spirograph? You put the point of a coloured pen into a hole in a plastic wheel, then rolled that wheel round the inside of a plastic ring to make a pattern. The two bits of plastic were held together … Continue reading

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