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Line drawings
Buckinghamshire artist Cathy Connolley produced the line drawings accompanying each chapter of Hooked Rug Storytelling: The Art of Heather Ritchie. Only parts of the whole image are shown here.
 

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Chapter 4 - The Evacuees
Heather's rug, The Evacuees, shows her brothers, Peter and Keith, waiting for transport to take them from the town where they lived to the safer countryside during World War II. Cathy drew a bear sitting next to a gas mask on a suitcase to represent the two evacuees taking their belongings to their new home.


 

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Chapter 6 - Percival's Bus
Percival's bus took Heather's mother and brothers back home to Sunderland after the end of WW II. Although Heather's rug shows only the rear of the bus with its important passengers Cathy's drawing shows a whole bus travelling through the Dales.


 

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Chapter 9 - Christmas Carols
Cathy chose a Christmas tree for this chapter which covers Heather's rug called Christmas Carols. During Christmas 1963, Victor Robson, Heather's father, played piano to entertain children in a care home where Heather was working as a foster mother.


 

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Chapter 11 - Reeth Village Green
Heather has lived in or near Reeth for many years and her rug shows a view looking across the green to the church, houses and hills beyond. Cathy based her drawing on one of the buildings at the far end of the green.


 

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Chapter 16 - Paradise Garden
Cathy drew a large wooden trug filled with blooms for this chapter. Heather's rug shows her mother sitting in a garden surrounded by flowers of various shapes and colours, watched over by Heather's dog, Bonnie.


 




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