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.

Custom fitting your sewing patterns

Today, I’ve got a collection of posts about dressmaking with a commercial pattern to share: This post tells you how to merge sizes for a better fit. Then there is one about adapting a neckline. And finally, this one gives … Continue reading

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Flowers and trees at the Festival of Quilts 2019

If you have ever tried to draw a tree properly, you will know that it is harder than it looks. Somehow, drawing the shapes you see doesn’t always lead to a credible tree picture. Which makes translating it into fabric … Continue reading

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My new sewing room friend

About a year ago, I made a doll who sits by the sewing machine and holds bits and bobs. I’ve been really pleased. She is a good worker. But there is a problem. Gradually, all the pins are moving into … Continue reading

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India Flint at the Festival of Quilts 2019

India Flint is a pioneer of eco printing. Here are some pictures of her exhibit at the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham:

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Log cabin at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s theme is the log cabin block. A scrappy  log cabin is great fun to do, but scale is important, as the block grows quickly. Unless you are using tiny strips, which gives a lovely result. In one of these … Continue reading

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Clothing and dolls at the Festival of Quilts 2019

There are always some sections at these quilting events where things other than quilts are on display. These three dimensional works often result in clothing, and in the case of the Festival of Quilts 2019, also dolls. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Producing your own linen

Flax is a beautiful delicate flower. And it produces a fibre that has been in use for many centuries. I wonder when people started to turn against it just because it creases easily? Must look into that. Anyway, a great … Continue reading

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Landscapes at the Festival of Quilts 2019

These landscape quilts from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham really show what can be done with a pictorial quilt. Some are full blown pictures, while others use blocks to show the skyline in a … Continue reading

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Leah Higgins at the Festival of Quilts 2019

This week’s post from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, comes from a display called Deconstruction-Reconstruction-Evolution Leah Higgins. She took inspiration from industries that have touched her life, and mapping change. And in doing so, she … Continue reading

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Jubilee quilt at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Now here is a classic scrappy quilt embellished with embroidery, from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

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