Wild Folk: Tales from the Stones
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WILD FOLK is a wondrous weaving of story and image, glass and ink, dream and song, created together by two makers at the height of their huge powers, who also happen to be dear friends with one another. Born of love and collaboration, the art here holds light that spills and fills, and spaces in which to breathe and swim.
Robert Macfarlane
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Wild Folk: Tales from the Stones

Jackie Morris and Tamsin Abbott
Status: being funded
Publication Date: TBC
  • Signed Hardback
    Signed Hardback£35.00902 Pledges

    A first edition of the hardback of 120 pages with c. 30 illustrations. Printed in full colour on 140 gsm uncoated paper, head/tail bands, silk ribbon marker and designed endpapers. Signed by Jackie and Tamsin.

    Name to be printed in the back of the book
    902 Pledges
    Name to be printed in the back of the book
  • Early Chapter Blad
    Early Chapter Blad£50.0088 Pledges

    A strictly limited edition of the ‘Wayland’ chapter from the book. 32pp luxury booklet printed in full colour on Munken Pure Rough off white uncoated paper, sewn into a 300gsm Munken Pure Rough soft cover with debossed print. Hand signed and numbered by Tamsin & Jackie. STRICTLY LIMITED TO 100. Despatched early December 2024.

    88 Pledges
  • Seven Postcards
    Seven Postcards£15.0066 Pledges

    Seven postcards featuring prints from the book designed by Tamsin and available exclusively from Unbound. Please note that the book is not included in the price and you will need to add it to your basket separately.

    66 Pledges
  • Wild Folk Badge
    Wild Folk Badge£10.0058 Pledges

    Join the Wild Folk Club and receive a hard enamel WILD FOLK pin badge with lettering designed by the calligrapher Stephen Raw. Please note that the book is not included in the price and you will need to add it to your basket separately.

    58 Pledges
  • Wild Folk Badge Set
    Wild Folk Badge Set£65.0033 Pledges

    Join the Wild Folk Club and receive seven hard enamel WILD FOLK pin badges, each featuring a character taken from one of the seven tales, etched by Tamsin with lettering designed by the calligrapher Stephen Raw. Please note that the book is not included in the price and you will need to add it to your basket separately.

    33 Pledges
  • Wild Folk: Tales from the Stones
    Hardback£25.00299 Pledges

    A first edition of the hardback of 120 pages with c. 30 illustrations. Printed in full colour on 140 gsm uncoated paper, head/tail bands, silk ribbon marker and designed endpapers.

    Name to be printed in the back of the book
    299 Pledges
    Name to be printed in the back of the book
  • Wild Folk Preview
    Wild Folk Preview£35.0028 Pledges

    a invitation for a super-exclusive pre-preview of the exhibition of the stained glass artworks featured in the book and a chance to meet both artists. Expect wine.(Time, date and location TBC) LIMITED TO 28

    28 Pledges
  • Wayland Print
    Wayland Print£95.0015 Pledges

    A limited edition signed giclée print on museum quality fine-art 280gsm paper derived from 'Wayland' one of Tamsin's original stained glass paintings for the book. Prints strictly limited to 100. ONLY 14 AVAILABLE

    15 Pledges
  • Tir-na-nog Print
    Tir-na-nog Print£95.0015 Pledges

    A limited edition signed giclee print on museum quality fine-art 280gsm paper derived from 'Tir-na-nog' one of Tamsin's original stained glass paintings for the book. Prints strictly limited to 100. ONLY 14 AVAILABLE

    15 Pledges
  • White Raven Print
    White Raven Print£95.0015 Pledges

    a limited edition signed giclee print on museum quality fine-art 280gsm paper derived from 'White Raven' one of Tamsin's original stained glass paintings for the book. Prints strictly limited to 100.. ONLY 14 AVAILABLE

    15 Pledges
  • Wild Folk Reading Club
    Wild Folk Reading Club£100.002 Pledges

    Buy 20 copies of the first edition hardback and Jackie and Tamsin will join your book group for the evening and read from, sign and discuss the book. Date and time TBC by email. Limited to UK locations only. ONLY 2 AVAILABLE

    2 Pledges
  • Tamsin's Studio Visit
    Tamsin's Studio Visit£1085.001 Pledges

    A chance to see Jackie and Tamsin at work at Tamsin's outdoor studio in rural Herefordshire. The ticket is for 2 people (both over 18 years of age) and includes a half day spent in the studio, with a delicious lunch. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

    1 Pledges
  • Jackie's Studio Visit
    Jackie's Studio Visit£1085.001 Pledges

    A chance to see Jackie and Tamsin at work at Jackie's cottage in coastal Pembrokeshire. The ticket is for 2 people (both over 18 years of age) and includes a half day spent in the studio, a delicious lunch and a walk to a nearby standing stone. Date and time TBC by email. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

    1 Pledges
WILD FOLK is a wondrous weaving of story and image, glass and ink, dream and song, created together by two makers at the height of their huge powers, who also happen to be dear friends with one another. Born of love and collaboration, the art here holds light that spills and fills, and spaces in which to breathe and swim.
Robert Macfarlane

WILD FOLK is a beautifully illustrated sequence of seven tales, marking the first book length collaboration between the storyteller artists, Tamsin Abbott and Jackie Morris.


Each of the seven tales are fables of transformation and power, summoned from the ancient stones beneath our feet and transformed by word and image into portals between past and future. The tales are neither new nor old. They are full of ‘wild folk’, shape-shifting spirits that carry the energy that connects all things.

In its pages you will meet selkies and salmon and the Black Fox, as big as a wolf and so fast and cunning she drives the Lord of the Manor to madness and oblivion; the woman of flowers who is happier living as an owl; the boy who learns to feel the songs and stories of trees through his skin; Wayland, the crippled smith who can hammer metal to such airy thinness he makes his own wings; and the great white raven, a bird so rare it awakens the king who sleeps beneath the stones of the wild cliffs of west Wales.

This a book made to be looked at and held (it might be the first time stained glass images have been created specifically to illustrate a book). Tamsin paints on glass, the most mysterious stone of all, used for centuries to tell stories to people who couldn’t read or write. A story painted on glass is something you can look at and look through, sometimes both at once.

It brings together Jackie’s words and Tamsin’s images, but the stories come from both. It is a true collaboration born out of friendship and hope. These are tales to make you see, listen and most of all feel the wild magic that links stone, tree, fox and star.

Image credits: Illustrations by Tamsin Abbott. Book designs, cover and other images are for illustrative purposes and may differ from final design.

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Wild Folk: The Blad

As work progresses on Wild Folk Tamsin and I got talking. There’s this thing in the book trade called a Blad (I asked John Mitchinson what that stands for and it is Book Layout and Design) So, here we...

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