Footrope Knots

Footrope Knots

Des-pawson-and-Liz-2Footrope Knots was established in 1980 by Des and Liz Pawson. The business sells a variety of handmade ropework by Des and Liz, as well as the books tools and materials for others to create their own work.

You can order by phone or email, or visit our shop in Ipswich (by appointment only).


We specialise in handmade decorative ropework, from bellropes to fenders, knot boards, keyrings, mats and lanyards.

Take a look at Des Working on a RNLI style Bow Pudding( fender) for the Dunkirk Little Ship, Lucy Lavers, with the able  help of  young Tom Curtis.

So you want to get knotting?

We sell books for knot tyers across the world, together with tools and materials through our friends at Classic Marine. Whether you are a beginner or advanced knot tyer, we have the contacts to help you find a full range of materials, many of which are difficult to source elsewhere. We have developed this service from our own knot tying and the sources we have found over the years.