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. Now retired Des continues to research varied aspects of the rope & canvas working trade and publish the results .

Des may be  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

10 Mountbatten Avenue, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8HE. e-mail  des@despawson.com