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Binding Tales picturebooks

by Hillary Dow,

Maine author and felt illustrator.

ABC is here!

ABC Board Book Now on Sale!

What started as a felting lap project during every family road trip is now in a bright, glossy children’s board book. Purchase your copy today!

Purchase an Original Illustration

Do you know what self publishing author/illustrators love? The support of patrons like you! I’ve chosen to sell the majority of my ABC illustrations, as I do with many of my original illustrations. Prices range from $75, $100, or $150. Each original illustration is approximately 6″ x 6″ and is ready to hang with a wool loop felted to the back. 

Welcome to Binding Tales

Binding Tales brings Maine wool from farm to bookshelf! What began in 2019 with the creation of interactive paperback children’s books with guided composition and illustration prompts has evolved into fully illustrated children’s books.

As 2020 arrived, I found myself easing stress by felting more and more. Figuring out how to navigate a life and world rocked by the pandemic required intentional grounding and a commitment to finding, making, and experiencing joy. On our quiet, sloping hillside in the woods of Maine, a fairyland named Lichendia® was brought to life through needle felting colorful wool fibers. The magic is real, as long as you believe.

As the Binding Tales shop of books, products, online felting lessons, and artwork continues to grow, my family and I would be honored to be part of your creative journey!

Shipping is available worldwide.

Hillary Dow Business and Marketing Consultant & Coach

Selectively Accepting New Marketing Consulting Clients

At this point in time Hillary is only accepting marketing consulting clients who own businesses in one of two sectors; the fiber arts community (independently owned yarn and craft stores and or fiber farms and processors), or authors who are independently publishing their own books (or aspire to self-publish). 

Hillary has been working in the marketing field for over 20 years and absolutely loves the collision of business and creativity. If you are looking for support for your small business, click through to learn more.