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Lichendia ~ a magical felted world brought to life in Binding Tales picture books by fiber artist, Hillary Dow.


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Needle Felted Elves and fairies by Hillary Dow

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Welcome to Binding Tales

Binding Tales began in 2019 with the creation of interactive paperback children’s books that inspire and lead young authors (ages 5 and up) with guided composition and illustration prompts. A childā€™s imagination and the written words of some of their earliest composition pour onto the pages of their very own storybook, instantly preserving their masterpiece in a format youā€™ll keep and cherish forever!

As 2020 arrived, I found myself easing stress by felting more and more. Figuring out how to successfully BE in a life and world rocked by the pandemic has required intentional grounding and a commitment to finding, making, and experiencing joy. On our quiet, sloping hillside tucked into the woods of central Maine, a woodland fairyland named LichendiaĀ® has come to life. The magic is real, as long as you believe.

As our library of books, products, kits, and classes continue to grow, our family would be honored to share in your creative journey!

Binding Tales Lichendia Hillary Dow


Happy Heart felting kit for beginners pink and orange

Happy Heart Featured Felt

As seen on the wall of Eva's wizard workshop in Fairy Spells & Strawberry Elves!
Ready to Hang Happy Heart $35Happy Heart Felting Kits $18 or $33
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