Des Pawson : An expert in knot tying


Des Pawson is one of the world’s leading authorities on knots and sailors’ ropework. A researcher and historian on the subject, he is the author of many books and papers. Des has run for many years a successful business, Footrope Knots, with his wife Liz.

Des is available for talks and demonstrations,

Rope and knots are my life and have been since I was a boy. I make things in rope, I write about knots, I teach, talk and research knots and ropework. I collect books on knots and practical rope seamanship, old sailors’ ropework, and the tools of the rope and canvas working trades. Rope inspires me.’

Contact Details   Des Pawson MBE

501 Wherstead Road Ipswich IP2 8LL  Suffolk UK  +44(0)1473 690090.  des@despawson.com