This knot is an ocean plait, which has been used by sailors for centuries probably, they made them from old rope, but ours are always new!
Paul and I are now members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers!
It is time to start Christmas shopping!
When I saw this little orange pumpkin in our local organic shop, I just had to buy it to take some photos with some of our kitchen stuff. Found some wild rose hips on the way home, so included them too! The squash will be made into a tasty tagine later.
We have made a less chunky set of napkin rings. These turks head knots are ideal for a nautical or rustic table setting.
Just finished making this little rope bowl. First I tied a thump mat, then I realised it would make a pretty bowl when inverted and worked through. A perfect size for key storage near the front door, so you know where they are!
Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall, a great place to spot interesting boats and to find inspiration for more knotted items to make.
Lots of films have been made here, and recently the Poldark TV series has used the harbour regularly.
Our rope mat would look great on this deck!