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.

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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The world’s largest pictorial carpet

Wow. Well, if you are going to have something big on your wall, you might as well make it interesting. Read about the world’s largest pictorial carpet.

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The last of the Festival of Quilts 2019

This is my final selection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. These are the ones that didn’t group together nicely with any of the others. For example, this one on the left, … Continue reading

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A scissor holder

A while ago, I saw a display on a stall selling kits to make scissor pouches and “keepers” for embroidery scissors. You know, the sort that is permanently fixed to the handle of the scissors, so it is always handy. … Continue reading

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Hexagons at the Festival of Quilts 2019

My very first experience of patchwork was with hexagons. I must have been about 6 or 7, and I made it with offcuts from my rag doll’s dresses. I still have the dresses, and Beth still watches over my desk … Continue reading

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Sewing in a zip can be a bit of a pain. I tend to avoid it when I can, because of the hassle of remembering to buy the right length. And often they don’t sell the colour I want. But … Continue reading

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Compass quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I love a good compass block. And here are some absolute corkers from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. How they keep track of all those tiny pieces of fabric beats me. When I made … Continue reading

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Custom fitting your sewing patterns

Today, I’ve got a collection of posts about dressmaking with a commercial pattern to share: This post tells you how to merge sizes for a better fit. Then there is one about adapting a neckline. And finally, this one gives … Continue reading

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Flowers and trees at the Festival of Quilts 2019

If you have ever tried to draw a tree properly, you will know that it is harder than it looks. Somehow, drawing the shapes you see doesn’t always lead to a credible tree picture. Which makes translating it into fabric … Continue reading

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My new sewing room friend

About a year ago, I made a doll who sits by the sewing machine and holds bits and bobs. I’ve been really pleased. She is a good worker. But there is a problem. Gradually, all the pins are moving into … Continue reading

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