A Selection from the Collection of the Museum of Knots & Sailor’s Ropework on the Ipswich Waterfront

The Ipswich Maritime Trust Window Museum on the Ipswich Waterfront features a selection from the collection of The Museum of Knots & Sailors Ropework. It can be viewed 24/7 for the next 5 months or so. But there is still plenty to see by appointment at the Museum itself itself .
The exhibition at the Ipswich Maritime Window Museum has now finished.

NEW BOOK OUT Des Pawson’s Knot Craft & Rope Mats

Just out Des Pawson’s Knot Craft & Rope Mats

176 pages 210mm x 210mm Paperback £16.99

Greatly expanded from Des Pawson’s Knot Craft, now with 60 projects.

Colour has been added to the diagrams to make them easier to follow. New diagrams By Tracy Saunders illustrations by Claudia Myatt and photos by Horst A Friedrichs. New projects include a Bracelet, a Swab more bellropes and fenders including   making an RNLI Bow Pudding plus lots of new Mat Designs including the making of Sennit Mats.

See Book Pages

Des’ Articles in Classic Sailor Magazine

Ever since Classic Sailor came out there has been a article by Des Pawson either on Tools or Knots in each issue

in #1 it was the Drehknuppel or ways to save your hand when tightening

In #2 Serving with a mallet or Board?

in#3 Palms Ancient & Modern

in#4 Heaving Mallets & Boards

in#5 Some Essential Knots  and the six knot challenge

in #6 Solo Serving

in #7 on Slip knots

in #8 The Swedish Fid

in #9  Matters of the Heart , hearts , bulls-eyes and and other pieces

New edition of Sailmakers Needle Monograph now out

New edition of Sailmakers Needle Monograph now out, see also monograph section under Books on the website

    • #3 Sailmaker’s Needles …………………………………………………………….£5.50
    • Des Pawson 2004/5/8/9/10/15 (47 pages 11 b/w 6 coloured    illustrations )
    • Covers the history of the sail needle, their sizes and types together with a very comprehensive list of makers names, there are 6  coloured pages showing some of the packaging used to sell sail needles