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 new quilting toy

I have a new toy. I saw various versions of the idea at the Festival of Quilts in August, but when I went to knitting and stitching in Harrogate I decided to go for it. Basically, instead of bothering to … Continue reading

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Stitch resist

I’ve never been much into craft classes. Books and the internet are my normal sources of training, because they are available when I want to know something. Which is usually so that I can start something NOW. But every now … Continue reading

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My rainbow hanging

For years, I’ve been thinking about a rainbow quilt. I’d really like to do something with a colour wheel. But I’ve not gone for it yet. Some of what I see is over simple. Some ideas are too loud. I … Continue reading

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The theory of home made natural inks

When I get myself organised, I am going to try making inks and watercolours out of natural dyestuffs. But it does take some organisation. This post is just the sort of thing that should inspire me, but actually makes the … Continue reading

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Coloured warps

For therapeutic reasons, I just have to share this post about coloured warp yarns. I don’t use coloured warp. And the postage from the US would be ridiculous. And I haven’t opened the last lot of warp I bought yet. … Continue reading

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The end of my Zazzle experiment

My experiment with Zazzle has come to an end. It seemed like a good idea, but it hasn’t really worked. The principle is sensible. I upload a picture, and “place it” on one of their products, and then the article … Continue reading

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New tapestry bobbins in action

Weaving tapestry tends to mean that you have several colours on the go at once. Which means a choice between lots of loose ends, and winding the thread onto some form of small piece of card, or another type of … Continue reading

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Watercolour experiments

From time to time, I read about new ways of using art materials. There have been a few suggestions about using watercolour paint on textiles. Now I am a big fan of watercolour. I love the way the colours merge … Continue reading

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Making thread from nettles

What can you do with nettles? Well, you can leave them for the butterflies. The easiest option. Or you can make nettle tea, by leaving them to fester in water for a few weeks, then diluting the result to feed … Continue reading

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Amazing landscape rugs

When I was little, I had a square of lino, printed with a town map.  It kept us occupied for hours, driving dinky cars down the streets, and making up all sorts of stories about what was going on in … Continue reading

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