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.

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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

Footrope Knots Ropemaking at The Leigh On Sea Maritime Festival 2nd July 2015

Footrope Knots will be at The Leigh On Sea Maritime Festival on the 2nd of July 2015 with a display of ropemaking equipment and will be letting demonstrating  ropemaking all day, members of the public old and young will be able to make rope under our supervision. For more information on the festival see

http://www.leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk/events/fishing_festival.html