Heidi Boyd is the author of fourteen North Light craft books with subjects that range from recycled crafting to beading and sewing. Her most recent title is Exploring Resin Jewelry. She's currently under contract designing projects for a new sewing title. Heidi's a regular contributor to Interweave's Stitch and BH&G Special Interest magazines. Her goal is to make sophisticated design approachable and easy for all.
Heidi has a fine art degree and began her creative career as an art director for a regional lifestyle magazine. After moving to Iowa she taught at the Des Moines Art Center, where she developed mixed media curriculum based on the museum's collections. She also brought hands on workshops to at risk communities.
Heidi got her start in professional crafting as a contributor to Better Homes and Gardens books and magazines. She created projects for the BH&G Kids section of the flagship publication. She was contributing editor to Crayola Kids magazine. For the last fifteen years her designs have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Halloween and Holiday magazines. Her work can also be found in Familyfun, Crafts n' Things, Gooseberry publications and several televised DIY segments on HGTV and PBS networks.
Recently Heidi and her husband Jon have begun a new business venture. They produce a unique line of Whimsy kits & Stitches that feature American made materials. Each kit includes; full sized templates, a diagrammed instructional booklet, felt, floss, polyester stuffing, die cut shapes, glass beads or buttons. All fourteen kit designs are being snapped up by quilt stores nation wide.
When they're not working on kits, workshops and publishing projects, Heidi, Jon, their three children and their dog Otto actively enjoy the natural beauty of their mid coast Maine home.