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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US) (1 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764336959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764336959
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 22.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 466,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lesley Mary Close was born in Oxford, England and lives in the Chiltern Hills in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. She had created the outlines of many books in her head before meeting the subject of her first, Heather Ritchie, and being inspired by her amazing pictorial rugs.
Lesley's second book, Assisted Dying: who makes the final decision?, includes the story of her brother John's death at Dignitas in 2003, case studies (written by Lesley) of other people's difficult deaths, and essays on a variety of aspects of the subject from a range of authors.
Lesley enjoyed writing her first biography so much that she is engaged upon the hugely enjoyable task of researching and writing another (but very different) biography. She and Heather have also looked at ideas for further books based on Heather's rugs.
Lesley has always enjoyed reading biographies, but that's where the clever reading ends: 'who/why dunnits' by the likes of Ruth Rendell, Barbara Vine, PD James and Peter Robinson have been her preferred reading for many years! In her fifties, she took up creative writing and found it very challenging. The first anthology of stories by the group she joined, Just Write, is available as an ebook on Amazon.
Also in her fifties, Lesley joined a Rock Choir and started taking singing exams. She enjoys walking (both with and without a geocaching element), cycling and cooking for friends.
In her 30s Lesley learned to tap dance: her late father and brother would want her to say 'but she kept falling in the sink' so, in their honour, she will do so!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By rugmakerbg on 8 Oct 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is a must for rugmakers of all abilities. There is a wealth of knowledge, ideas, illustrations, and a wonderful life story in these pages. Beginners, intermediate and experiences rug makers will love the the techniques and helpful advice on all aspects of rug hooking, dyeing and finishing, I have been making rugs for 30 years and more and found lots of inspiration from this book and it has pride of place in my collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By shabbychick on 3 Mar 2012
Format: Hardcover
An absolutley fab book,telling Heathers story.I have met this wonderful lady and in my opinion she is so creative ,making such great rugs.A+++
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I was slightly disappointed by this book. Although it includes a history of rug rugging and hooking and quite a lot of Heather Ritchie's work I didn't find it as inspirational as I would have liked.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Highly recommended - a unique take on hooking 7 Aug 2012
By Theoni Lussos - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It's a unique book. It tells the biographical story that goes with each rug,plus each rug is photographed as a whole and in parts with an explanation about how the hooking was done and most importantly why she choose the hooks and the colours she did. I haven't read it carefully yet - I've just done my first run-through (browsing, glancing, ogling), but it looks like a really good book. I'm looking forward to really studying it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful and informative 1 April 2014
By Jerry Dickerson - Published on Amazon.com
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The rugs were beautiful and the stories behind them delightful. The rug hooking instructions were concise and cover areas I will definitely use.
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Heather Ritchie is like no other rug hooker,This book will inspire you, her life is in these rugs, 9 Dec 2013
By carole - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a gem, can you believe the picture on the cover is a hooked rug. Heather Ritchie is one of the nicest and most interesting person I have ever met. This book is full of interesting stories and the pictures of her rugs that will inspire you.
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I Love Rug Hooking 15 Oct 2013
By Laura B. - Published on Amazon.com
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One of my rug hooking friends walked into class one night with this book and I loved it! I had to have my own copy. My rug hooking teacher is referred to in this book. Lots of great ideas and information for those addicted to rug hooking like I am.
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