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Hooked Rug Storytelling: The Art of Heather Ritchie - Front cover
Heather is shown carrying two lambs on this rug titled Bearing Gifts. She hooked it in 2008 and used the image on her Christmas cards.


 

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Hooked Rug Storytelling: The Art of Heather Ritchie - Rear cover
The rear cover features four of Heather's rugs. At the top is The Mat-making Group followed by Reeth Village Green, Timmy and, finally, at the bottom, Kids in Clover.


 

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Chapter 7 Guiding Light - Page 62
Guiding Light explains how Heather helped her father to memorise the streets of their home town, Sunderland, after he became blind. The rug depicts Heather and her father out at night and this, the final page in the chapter, shows four small areas of the rug in detail and finishes with a poignant tale from Heather's work for Rug Aid in The Gambia.


 

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Chapter 12 The Reeth Parliament - Page 110
An example of one of the many handy hooking hints (all set on a green background) scattered throughout the book. This one gives advice on preparing and cutting pile fabrics.


 

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Chapter 14 My Animals and Other Family Members - Page 135
Timmy was one of Heather's cats from many years ago and, like many cats, he loved to sleep on rugs or piles of material. This page illustrates Heather's skillful use of a photo as inspiration for creating a rug.


 

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Chapter 14 My Animals and Other Family Members - Page 141
Another page to show how, by thoughtfully using a photo, you can create a wonderfully detailed rug. The two lambs are part of Hooked Rug Storytelling's front cover image.


 

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Chapter 18 Origins and Identity - Page 173
A full page image of the final rug in Hooked Rug Storytelling: The Art of Heather Ritchie. Heather has creatively hooked six scenes from her life into this amazing rug.


 



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