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.

Embroidery stitches

Today I’ve found a nice little guide to how to do some embroidery stitches. These stitches can be combuined in all sorts of ways to make up lots of designs.

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An Indigo Story

Here is a nice, but short, video about traditional indigo processes. With some lovely photography. Just make sure you maximize it on your screen so you can see the subtitles. But you won’t see the technique in this picture with … Continue reading

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I needed a new waste paper basket…

At the end of last summer, I had a summer house built on the terrace, over the back door. I wanted somewhere to sit and enjoy the garden on the many days when it is too windy to sit outside. … Continue reading

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Making beautiful colours without toxic chemicals

Sometimes progress is not a good thing. For example, “improving” the way we obtain  indigo colour by using a synthetic substitute introduced all sorts of substances we now know are harmful to the process. This post on making beautiful colours … Continue reading

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Shetland lace blouses

This is following on with the theme of knitting from the Northern Isles. When you see knitted lace, it is usually an edging for something, or a scarf or shawl. But as these pictures show, that was not always the … Continue reading

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Fair Isle: The remote island where jumpers are always in fashion

This post has some fabulous archive pictures of Fair Isle jumpers, which are worth a look. And I’m using it as an excuse to pst a picture of my Burra Bear: a souvenir of a Shetland holiday. His name is … Continue reading

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Spinning wheels

I’ve found a new game. The National Trust have put photos of their collection online, and you can search it in all sorts of different ways. How about that for an excellent way of looking a interesting stuff? This link … Continue reading

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Identifying sewing machine feet

Do you ever look at your collection of sewing machine feet and wonder which one you need for the current job? This post will help.

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Tassels

I love every part of this post about making beautiful tassels. Apart from the tassels themselves, just look at those racks of thread. And there is the machinery, and… Even if I could afford to go mad in a tassel shop … Continue reading

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Making felt flowers

Felt is cheap and cheerful, and easy to work with. If you need to cheer something up, and it doesn’t need to be washable, felt is worth considering. Here is a useful post about 10 ways to make felt flowers.

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