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.

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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Butterfly quilt

This started when I saw a pattern in a magazine for a bold black and white quilt, with a spalsh of bright colour. After a lot of fabric browsing, I decided I liked the design, but I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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A quick way to make a block of squares

I like scrappy quilts. Small squares are a nice way of showing off lots of prints, but it can be time consuming. This quick way of jumbling up the prints while quick piecing squares is definately one to remember.

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A needlework accessories to make

As you may have noticed, I like the bits and bobs associated with sewing. Especially if they make things easier to find, or nicer to use. This looks like a nice design for a needle holder that is just a … Continue reading

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Pattern singing in Iran “The Woven Sounds”

I love this video. I like the fascinating traditional method of working together, and the way that the work just carries on at the side of an ordinary room. I like the way the stock of wools hanging behind them, … Continue reading

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Veils: the new norm?

In these interesting times, when many of us are sewing face masks, here is a reminder that we have worn face coverings before, as a fashion item. One of my favourite museums, the Shetland Museum, has posted this article about … Continue reading

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Needles of a Nation: Knitting at the Great Exhibition of 1851

Here is a fascinating post about knitting at the Great Exhibition of 1851, with some interesting pictures!

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