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About Us
Lesley Mary Close met Heather Ritchie when she stayed at Heather's B&B in the village of Reeth, North Yorkshire in 2001. As soon as Lesley entered Greencroft she was overwhelmed by the colours and textures inside and instantly knew she would enjoy the company of the owner.

 

Heather Ritchie
Heather was born in Sunderland and stayed in North Yorkshire when she was a child. She fell in love with the area and is still there to this day. She lives in Reeth with her husband Les, her border collie Fleet, a cat called Gizmo and several chickens. When Heather isn't teaching rug making around the world she spends time in West Africa teaching visually-impaired Gambians to make rugs through her charity Rug Aid.

 

Lesley Mary Close
Lesley lives in Amersham, Buckinghamshire with her partner, Michael, and their three cats Pixie, Poppy and Abby. Hooked Rug Storytelling: The Art of Heather Ritchie is her first book. Lesley's hobbies include cycling, running, singing and research for further books.

 




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