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.

Don’t match your thread

Were you taught to match your thread to the fabric you were making up? Perhaps to use a shade slightly darker, so it blended in? Well, according to this theory, you only need to keep a supply of neutral colours, … Continue reading

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The mystery of Gunnister Man

Here is an interesting post about Gunnister Man, a discovery in Shetland in 1951. There is an article to read and a half hour discussion to listen to as well. It is interesting to find out how much you can … Continue reading

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How to sew a laced sleeve

I have to admit that I misread the title of this post. I thought it was about lace sleeves, and the problem of handling delicate fabrics. So I was surprised when I saw the picture on the post. Still, it … Continue reading

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Make your own Bayeux tapestry

I have found a new game. Making Bayeux tapestry drawings. This is my first attempt. I feel I have to direct you to the My Modern Met site, as they brought it to my attention, and have gone to the … Continue reading

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How to sew piping the easy way

This is a post that will come in handy next time you are making cushions: an easy way to sew piping. When I get round to making that rainbow cushion, I’ll give it a go…  

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The Exeter Cloth Dispatch Book 1763 – 5

I love snippets from the past. This post about a forthcoming book, The Exeter Cloth Dispatch Book 1763-5 looks fascinating.

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Miniature seascapes and cities in elaborate paper wigs

These paper wigs are just amazing!

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Map samplers

A few years ago, the National Library of Scotland put on an exhibition about maps. As part of that, they published a post about map samplers, which I have only recently found, and I thought I would share. I also thought … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Baldishol

The Baldishol tapestry is the oldest in Norway, and one of the oldest in Europe. It was found in the 17th century church at Baldishol in Nes, demolished in 1879. It was discovered balled up and covered in clay, under … Continue reading

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Estimating the yarn for a woven scarf

I’m a novice weaver, so I like it when I find a down to earth post about the basics. This one is going to be very handy when I’m out and see yarn that just needs to be bought. It … Continue reading

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