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.

WW2 silk escape map dress sold in Harrogate

Now I know I’m a bit slow, but I’ve only just found this on Twitter. A silk map designed to help prisoners of war to escape, made into a dress. How would you like to have a silk map dress?

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The myths and meaning woven into Norwegian sweaters

Here is a fascinating article about the Sweater Detective, a lady who knows practically all there is to know about the myths and meaning woven into Norwegian sweaters.

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Nine days a week

Another collection of pictures from the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This time it is Nine days a week by Jane McKeating, a project based on found handkerchiefs, using a mixture of fibres and pigments.

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The history of knitting

This post gives an excellent summary of the history of hand knitting. As you would expect from the V&A. One of my favourite London haunts.

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Crayon colours

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Hand in hand: The artistic and spiritual life of Dame Werburg Welch

If you get the chance, I can really recommend a trip to Ushaw, near Durham, to see this exhibition of church vestments, decorated with bands embroidered and woven by nuns under the supervision of Dame Werburg Welch (1894-1990). You can … Continue reading

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Rolling out a carpet for hope

Here is more from the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This installation by Sian Martin was inspired by a project to re-hydrate the desert in Africa, where they plant a corridor of saplings to draw water … Continue reading

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Fused glass

Here are a couple of works in fused glass caught my eye when I was at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. I went to see the textile exhibitions, but these little gems just need sharing. … Continue reading

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Exhibition of ecclesiastical textiles

At some point fairly soon, I’m off to see this exhibition  about Dame Werburg Welch‘s work. It is on until 29th June 2019 in Durham, so if you get there first, let me know what you think…

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When waves collide

Today’s post is another collection of pictures from my trip to the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This represents most of a room full of woven hangings on the theme When waves collide, hand woven in … Continue reading

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