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 .
Monograph #8 Sailmakers’ Palms expanded edition 2018 110 pages 72 b/w and 16 coloured illustrations plus 5 A3 plates of templates £12.00 see monograph page http://despawson.com/mongraphs/
Museum of Knots & Sailor’s Ropework will be featured on Channel 4 Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year Awards on September 10th at 7pm
We will be ropemaking and helping the public to make rope at The Forge Mill Needle Museum Redditch special Pirate days 29 & 30 July, http://www.forgemill.org.uk/events.htm
The Museum of Knots & Sailor’s Ropework has been shortlisted in the Historic section of the Shed of the year 2017 please vote for it by 2nd June
check the link out to see more photos of the Museum
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
The Museum of Knots & Sailor’s Ropework will celebrate 20 years of spreading the word about all aspects of the world of Knots, Ropework & Ropemaking with an open weekend 5,6,7 August 11am to 7pm. All interested people welcome . Normally the Museum is only open by appointment.
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
We will be ropemaking and letting visitors make rope at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival Saturday 5th and Sunday the 6th of September
for more details of the festival see http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/maritime-festival/
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