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.

My peacock fire screen

It isn’t unusual for ideas to come together to form a plan, but I don’t remember the inspiration for a project coming from two ideas found on the same trip. A couple of summers ago, I went on a trip … Continue reading

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Elephants quilt

I’ve had this idea brewing for several years now. Grey patchwork elephants on a red background. There has been a bit of a delay, while I collect fabrics. I don’t really do grey, apart from flannel skirts, and somehow my … Continue reading

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Making patterns with salt

This technique with salt is an idea from watercolour painting. It is often described in books with dire warnings against using it too often. And I can see why: it is addictive. When you add salt to wet paint, the … Continue reading

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A new helper in the studio

Following my trip to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC recently, I have a new helper. According to the instructions that came with her from The Quilters’ Trading Post, her name is Dawn. I’m not sure about that, because … Continue reading

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More experiments with the new sewing machine

Did I mention I have a new sewing machine? Well, having done some worthy straight lines, I decided I would do something more frivolous. Rather than being completely aimless, I thought I would make a cover for my over locker. … Continue reading

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The studio has plumbing!

I have a new sink in the studio! OK, so it is a newly installed sink. Up until now, the water supply in the studio has been a large jug. Any rinsing out has happened, very carefully, in the kitchen … Continue reading

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The Festival of Quilts 2018

The first thing to say to anyone thinking of going to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC is to book online. This is the queue to pay on the door at 11am on the first day, a Thursday. Before … Continue reading

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Double wedding rings

I really like double wedding ring quilts. Particularly the ones made of scraps, so there are lots and lots of fabrics involved. If you look hard at my sampler quilt, there is a double wedding ring block in there. I … Continue reading

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How linen is made

I’ve found a couple of short films about how linen is made. And as it is summer, a lot of us are wearing linen, so it is relevant at the moment. Here is the story from Belgium in Belgium, and then this … Continue reading

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In Search of Forgotten Colours

I just had to share this video that the V&A have put on YouTube: In Search of Forgotten Colours – Sachio Yoshioka and the Art of Natural Dyeing. Sachio Yoshioka runs the family dye workshop in Fushimi, southern Kyoto. Since … Continue reading

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