A second-generation fiber artist and rug hooking instructor, Heidi Martin has been immersed in yarn and fiber for over 30 years beginning in her mother’s yarn shop in New Hampshire. She has studied Textile Design and Color under Master Design artists, Linda and Laura Kemshall at City & Guilds Institute in London, attended McGown Rug Hooking Teacher Certification and is an Oxford Certified Punching Instructor. She teaches rug hooking and punching and specializes in hand dying her own wool for her students and clients. Fine shaded pieces and yarn color manipulation are of particular interest to Heidi as she has trademarked her tag line, Painting With Wool™.

Her winning pieces have been showcased in British Patchwork & Quilting magazine, The Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia’s The Loop magazine, Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs, and Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA) Art of Rug Hooking magazine. She has been a contributor to National Guild of Pearl K. McGown Rughookrafters Newsletter, Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs and to the ATHA Art of Rug Hooking magazine. Heidi’s work is prominently featured in Amy Oxford’s new 2024 Book, Intermediate and Advanced Punch Needle Rug Hooking and she is a member of OPNIG, Oxford Punch Needle Instructors Guild.

Heidi teaches rug punching in her Central Florida studio and serves as a color consultant and design advisor for Palm Cay Rug Yarn Company.

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