See the Museum page for details of the future for the Collection
A record was made of my virtual talk on the 2nd of December 2020 it is here You will need to copy & paste .
Monograph #15 an Historic Reprint of a Nantucket Ropemaker’s Notebook
Monograph #16 The Sailmakers Peg or Clamp
Monograph #4 Marline Spikes, Fids & Other related tools has been revised & expanded.
More detail in Monograph section of Books.
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 .
The exhibition at the Ipswich Maritime Window Museum has now finished.
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.