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Hillary Dow Maine Felting Artist & Author
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Hillary Dow is a Maine fiber artist, and children’s book author/illustrator located in Hampden, Maine. As Binding Tales continues to grow, so to does her online community and roster of live events, presentations, and local retailers offering Hillary’s creations.

2024 Scheduled Events

Saturday, May 4
Makers on Main, Freeport, ME

Sunday, May 5
Maine Mall Pop-Up at Maine Micro Artisans
South Portland, ME

Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2
Fiber Frolic, Windsor Fairgrounds, ME

Saturday, June 15
Margaretta Days Festival and Craft Fair, University of Maine at Machias

Saturday, August 3
Makers on Main, Freeport, ME

Sunday, August 4
Meet The Makers, Gorham, ME
An event for retailers to meet makers

Saturday, September 7
Makers on Main, Freeport, ME

Past Author Visits

Strong School, Strong, Maine – Grades K-4

Peace River Elementary School, Port Charlotte, FL – Grade 2

Kingfield School, Kingfield, Maine – Grades Pre K-4

Newburgh School, Newburgh, Maine – Pre K-4

Earl C. McGraw School, Hampden Maine – Grades K-2

Maine Mountain Children’s House – Pre K -K

Webster Library – Adults


Fairs, Exhibits, Speaking Engagements


Books in Boothbay
Freeport Marketplace Exhibit


The Business of Art: A Panel, hosted by AVCOG SBDC, Presenter
Machias Fiber Festival, Vendor
Common Ground Country Fair, Presenter
Bangor Authors’ Book Fair & Literary Fest, Vendor


Stop In & Shop

You will find Hillary’s books, fiber art, and wool products at the following Maine retailers

Sherman’s Bookstores
Maine Micro Artisans, Bangor Mall


Hillary Dow Felting Master Class Instructor fiber artist

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