Book Weights, Pouches, and Accessories

| Albuquerque, New Mexico
1,056 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Jun 13, 2021

Welcome to Dragon in Knots! Please contact me if you have any questions. Thanks for visiting!

Bienvenue à Dragon in Knots! Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à me contacter. Merci de votre visite!


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About DragoninKnots

Sales 1,056
On Etsy since 2006

And so the egg hatched...

Throughout history, textile-making and storytelling have been intertwined. For centuries, people of all cultures, typically women, have told tales – sometimes imaginative, sometimes gossip, sometimes imaginative gossip – whilst weaving, embroidering, sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, etc. Textiles, in turn, tell their own tales. The Bayeux tapestry, which is in fact embroidery, tells the tale of the victory of William over Harold and the rise of a new regime in England. Less obviously, it depicts the death of the Old English language. At that moment, it becomes clear that there is no going back and that English will never be the same. In literature and mythology, there are many instances of the power of textiles: Penelope who unravels her weaving in secret to maintain her fidelity towards her long-absent husband and to fend off undesirable suitors, Philomela who uses a tapestry to say what she cannot, Frêne who inadvertently reveals her identity and wins back her lover by virtue of a unique piece of blood red silk…

The advent of mass-production has diluted this power and ruptured the link between storytelling and textile-making. Textiles are produced by the thousands by people who have no say in their design and whose names and stories we will never know. These products come to us mute. “I bought it at the mall” is not much of a story to tell. It is through handmade and vintage that we can rebuild that link. Handmade items come to us, telling of hours of labor and years of experience; vintage items, of the various hands they have passed through. A handmade dress may speak of its maker who always dreamed of being a fashion designer. An antique book may talk about being a Christmas present to someone named Alexander in the year 1900.

Thus, I offer you pouches and book weights and other things made by someone who grew up wearing and otherwise using clothing, blankets and other textiles that were sewn, crocheted, woven or embroidered by generations before and who now lives and creates in a little green room with a big brown chair lit by a black streetlamp, bins full of yarn and fabric, hundreds of books (including a facsimile of the Bayeux Tapestry and a copy of L’Aiglon that was gifted to Mr. or Ms. Alexander in 1900), one small hamster who is fond of blueberries and chicken, and a window that looks out on a tiny garden with overgrown rose bushes that rival the murderous, man-eating thorn-hedge in Sleeping Beauty. I have a fondness for fairy tales, the superfluous use of ribbon, and items that attract the eyes or delight the fingers.

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Shop members

  • Mel

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Production partners

  • a printing service

    RI, United States

    My photo bookmarks are printed by a professional printing company. This allows me to offer them on a thicker and higher quality cardstock than my home printer will accept. All photos were taken by me personally.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 23, 2020
Dragon in Knots focuses primarily on sewn items. However, I occasionally list some of my other creations. I hope you have fun checking out Dragon in Knots!


Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Purchases of PDFs are non-refundable after download. If you wish to cancel your order, you must do so BEFORE downloading the pattern.

If the item you purchased arrives damaged or does not arrive, please contact me within 14 days of arrival or 42 days after ordering (in the case of a missing package), so that we can make arrangements to remedy the problem.

Requests for refunds or returns must be received within 14 days of the package arrival date via the Etsy message system to be considered. All returned items must be in the original condition and packed well so as to prevent damage.

Except for cases of damage prior to arrival or an item that goes missing in transit to you, shipping charges will not be refunded. No refunds or returns are permitted for custom orders. Returns must be shipped with tracking.

Please read the item description before buying an item, especially the measurements! Send me a message if you need more information about an item before purchasing.
Items will be shipped after the payment clears. PDF patterns are available for download after the payment clears. You may pay via Etsy Direct Checkout or Paypal.

Coupon codes are valid only once per customer. Percentage discounts are not applied to the shipping cost. Coupons are not valid on custom orders or trades.
I usually ship First Class through the United States Postal Service (Priority Mail for larger items to USA destinations).

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: As regulations vary from country to country, please keep in mind any restrictions regarding shipping to your country when making a purchase. Buyers are responsible for any customs duties or fees, or VAT. Because of government restrictions, I cannot ship to Cuba, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Italy, or North Korea (US military areas are an exception). Also, if you are in Burma, Western Balkans, Belarus, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Syria, or Zimbabwe, please contact me before making a purchase as these countries tend to have more import regulations than others.
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZES: The size of an item (small, large, etc.) is given as a guideline, but please be aware that these sizes may not match up exactly to the sizes to which you are accustomed, so be sure to also look at the measurements.

ANIMALS: I have a hamster.
SMOKE-FREE: All items are created and stored in a smoke-free environment!
Dragon in Knots respects your privacy. The personal information collected from you, when you make a purchase, may include: your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, Etsy username, and Paypal email address. Dragon in Knots does NOT have access to your full payment details, as payments are processed by Etsy or Paypal.

Electronic newsletters and other promotional emails from Dragon in Knots will be strictly opt-in. If you later decide to unsubscribe from promotional emails, you may inform us at dragoninknots [!at] gmail.com .

Dragon in Knots uses your information to respond to your inquiries, to contact you regarding your purchases, to fulfill your orders, and to follow up on missing/damaged packages (for instance, if we need to file a claim with the shipping or insurance company). If you make a purchase, Dragon in Knots will share your shipping information with Pirate Ship (the service we use to purchase shipping labels) and the United States Postal Service (if you are not in the USA, the USPS will transmit your information to the postal services needed to get your package to your address). Your information will also be shared with the payment processor (Paypal or Etsy Payments). We use Gmail as an email provider, and messages and orders you submit through the website are sent as an email to our Gmail account. You can read the privacy policies of these third parties on their respective websites.
Here are the links:
Pirate Ship https://ship.pirateship.com/privacy
Paypal https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
USPS http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/privacy-policy/privacy-policy-highlights.htm
Gmail https://policies.google.com/privacy
Etsy https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy

This shop exists on Etsy, so any activity in the shop is subject to Etsy’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

We also use Google Analytics to track traffic and non-personally identifiable information, such as average session duration and type of browser.

If the situation arises, Dragon in Knots may also share your personal information in compliance with government requests or to aid a legal investigation, when deemed necessary and appropriate.

Dragon in Knots will never sell your information.

If you have questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us through Etsy’s messaging system or at dragoninknots [!at] gmail.com .

More information

Last updated on Aug 12, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How much do your book weights weigh?

Each book weight weighs slightly more than 7 ounces. There may be slight variations in weight due to different fabrics.

Do you have this item in another color or motif?

Possibly. Many of my items are one-offs or small batches, and I split my inventory between my Etsy shop and my website, so neither has my complete range of items. If you see anything you like on my website (dragoninknots.com), I would be happy to make a reserved listing on Etsy for you to purchase.

Parlez-vous français ?

Oui, n’hésitez pas à me contacter en français.

Do I have to pay taxes on my purchase?

If your state requires Etsy to collect sales tax, Etsy will add sales tax to your purchase at checkout. Please see this link for more info: https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000343968-How-State-Sales-Tax-Applies-to-Etsy-Orders?segment=selling

If your shipping address is outside the USA, customs in your country may charge you VAT or GST, custom duties, and/or an administrative fee.