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.

See Book Pages

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

Materials and ropework to get a boost

From January 22, 2012 Moray Macphail of Classic Marine in Woodbridge is taking on the cordage and tool supply part of Footrope Knots. We have known Moray for 20 years and he intends to expand and develop the range of tools and materials available.

This move will enable us to concentrating on knotting, ropemaking and research, writing, teaching and demonstrating. You are still welcome to contact us for help with any of your knotty, ropey problems, and we will continue to stock a range of specialist knotting books.