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
We will be ropemaking and letting visitors make rope at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival Saturday 5th and Sunday the 6th of September
for more details of the festival see http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/maritime-festival/
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 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
Des Pawson’s Knot Craft is now published in the Netherlands
Schiemanswerk Des Pawson’s Knopen receptenboek
Publisher de Alk & Heijnen Watersport isbn 978-90 –5961-093-4
Des Pawson’s Knot Craft is now published in Italy
L’Arte dei Nodi di Des Pawson
Publisher Mare di Carta isbn 978-88-87505-21-4
The Museum of Knots and Sailors Ropework has now expanded into two buildings with a display on rope and ropemaking in the new extension.
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.
Monograph # 9 Navy Rigger’s Blocks, Stocks or Benches
By Des Pawson 2011
26 pages 25 B/w illustrations
The Museum of Knots and Sailor’s Ropework has loaned 20 items from its collection to the Naval section of MUSEE ROYAL DE L’ARMEE ET D’HISTOIRE MILITAIRE, Brussels. The items are on loan as part of an exhibition of marine art that runs from June 15 to September 15, 2011.
Looking for some new inspiration? Is there a hole in your knot book library? We have just purchased a private collection of knot books, which are now on sale in our shop.