DragoninKnots

Book Weights, Coasters, Gloves, Scarves, Wrist Cuffs

New Mexico, United States · 193 Sales

DragoninKnots

Book Weights, Coasters, Gloves, Scarves, Wrist Cuffs

New Mexico, United States 193 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(131)

Announcement   Book weights, crocheted winter accessories, fantasy-inspired accessories and home decor, including wrist cuffs, long scarves, scarflettes, hats, wraps, gloves, beverage coasters, and grocery sack holders.

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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Last updated on Aug 20, 2016

Book weights, crocheted winter accessories, fantasy-inspired accessories and home decor, including wrist cuffs, long scarves, scarflettes, hats, wraps, gloves, beverage coasters, and grocery sack holders.

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!

Draco N. Knut

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(131)
alicia

alicia on May 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is fantastic! Vibrant colors, beautifully sewn, and it's nice and heavy. My husband has stolen it though, so now I'll have to pick another one :) Thank you!

brigiewigie

brigiewigie on Apr 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this - it's so handy, I use it all the time now. Thank you. The fabric is delicious, Japanese, swoon. Excellently made, wonderful service. I would highly recommend this maker and shop.

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Updates

Introducing shoulder rest bags for violists and violinists
Upcoming book weights, at different stages of production
Tis the season to start making Christmas trees
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About

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, 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, 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 coasters and cuffs and scarves 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, a bed with blood red covers and a blanket of 64 unique crocheted squares, 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 policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Dragon in Knots focuses primarily on sewn and crochet items. However, I occasionally list some of my other creations. I hope you have fun checking out Dragon in Knots!

http://DragoninKnots.etsy.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Items will be shipped 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.
Shipping
I usually ship First Class through the United States Postal Service (Parcel Post or 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. 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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 delivery confirmation or another form of 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.
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.

ALLERGIES:
WOOL: Some items I make have wool in them, so please read descriptions carefully if you are allergic to it.
ANIMALS: I have a hamster.
SMOKE-FREE: All items are created and stored in a smoke-free environment!