Launching Lichendia

a woodland fairyland

Books. Art. Products. Felting Kits. Lessons.

Hillary Dow
Maine artist


Limited First Edition Children’s Book of Lichendia


Fairy Spells & Strawberry Elves

When a curious mermaid, named Viéve, finds a magic shell that portals her through to a woodland fairyland named Lichendia, magical adventures await the newly winged fairy.

Name a Character of Lichendia!

Pre-order a book & earn an entry to win! For every book purchased through our pre-sale, you will be entered into a drawing to win a chance to name a character that will appear in a children’s book of Lichendia. Every book purchase earns one entry. The drawing will take place on March 31, 2021. Good luck!

A Launch of Magical Adventures

Our first fully illustrated children’s book is right on track to be self-published and available for shipping in spring 2021. The limited first edition hardcover will be a weighty, quality book to last a lifetime, signed by the author and illustrator, Hillary Dow. The original pictures are being created with wool, and the first eight illustrations are available for sale now.  

*Book purchases are a pre-sale, please expect book delivery to be delayed until spring 2021.

Lichendia is also launching with much more than books! Scroll through our shop to discover handmade felted treasures, DIY felting kits, virtual classes, original felted illustrations, and tiers of founders’ support.

Crowdfunding Campaign

  • Funds Raised Toward Goal 64.56% 64.56%

This progress bar represents funds raised toward our goal of $17,616 between now and April 15, 2021. We, the Dow family and all the characters of Lichendia, welcome you and thank you for your support! Our progress bar will be updated weekly.

Give the Gift of Books

The Founder’s Circle includes several tiers of support. The support level within each circle funds the donation of my book to local schools and libraries.

learn more about joining the Founder's Circle

Shop Lichendia

Click through to browse our collections inspired by the characters and magic of Lichendia.

Believe in Magic

Hand felted Christmas Tree Ball Ornaments by Hillary Dow, Made in Maine, pictured in a tree farm

Felted Ornamental Balls


Be sure to Like and Follow the Binding Tales Facebook page for how-to videos and Fb Live sessions with Hillary.