A second-generation fiber artist and rug hooking instructor, Heidi Martin has been immersed in yarn and fiber for over 30 years. She has studied Textile Design and Colour 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. Fine shading techniques and yarn color manipulation are of particular interest to Heidi who has had her winning pieces showcased in British Patchwork & Quilting magazine, The Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia's The Loop magazine, Celebration of Handhooked 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.