Gr8 Knots

Wokingham, United Kingdom · 20 Sales


Gr8 Knots

Wokingham, United Kingdom 20 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
Shop owner

Phil Cook


Announcement   Welcome to my shop - thanks for visiting. New products will be added regularly, so visit often!


Welcome to my shop - thanks for visiting. New products will be added regularly, so visit often!

Phil Cook

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Phil Cook


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Patrick Spiering

Patrick Spiering on May 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This video is packed full of instructions and serves as a nice companion to The Ashley Book of Knots. Seeing someone else tie in a video is often very helpful, and this DVD is no exception. Although I could already tie most of the knots presented, I did pick up some new things and tips on knots that I already knew. Highly recommended.


Phil The Rope - works of art in rope and cord.

My passion for decorative knot tying evolved from learning basic knots when I became a scuba diver many years ago. I bought numerous books on knot tying - one of them included a section on decorative stuff, and I was hooked! The book collection has grown significantly since.

One of those aforementioned books was entitled "The Knot Book" by Geoffrey Budworth, and there was reference to "The International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT)" - I joined the IGKT, and have never looked back. The IGKT, founded in 1982, includes experts in every field of knot tying, and is a fabulous source of information and inspiration.

Back to diving ... for a number of years, a group of us chartered the dive boat "McGregor" (a converted 60 foot trawler), skippered by Stuart Farman, every year for a week in August. Well, one year there were two "Phils" on board, so the crew had to distinguish between us. As I spent all my spare time tying knots, "Phil The Rope" was christened!

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  • Phil Cook


    Known affectionately (?) as Phil The Rope because I'm always tying knots!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2013
Welcome to my store.

My name is Phil Cook, also known as "Phil The Rope". I like to think of myself as an artist, working mainly in rope and cord, although if a knot can be tied in it I'll try any material!

I produce all sorts of fun things, from key fobs to more intricate objects such as decorated clocks, bell ropes (or light pulls), lanyards and picture frames. I also make one off commissions - please ask!

A lifetime of training and teaching gives me the opportunity (and skills, hopefully) to hold workshops too. Check out

Please do visit my web site:

Some items in the shop can be customised (colours for example), so please contact me if you would like something customising.

Accepted payment methods

My preferred method of payment is Paypal.

Payment is expected within 24 hours of purchase. Items not paid for within this time will be re-listed.

Please contact me if you have any special requests before you complete the transaction.
I will endeavour to ship purchased items within 3 working days of cleared payment.

Shipping transit times depend on the country the item is being shipped to.

Please note that customs fees are always the responsibility of the buyer.

All items will be shipped using recorded / signed for / insured postage, please see individual items for details.

If you have a concern or question about shipping then please contact me.

I try to use clean, recycled materials as much as possible when shipping so you can expect used cardboard boxes, tissue paper, bubble wrap, etc. In any event items will always be carefully packaged to avoid damage.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am committed to selling only quality items hand made by me, and all items are checked by me to ensure that they are 100% fault free prior to sending.

If however, you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the item within 7 days of the the date of delivery.

The item must be in it's original unused condition and original packaging where possible. I reserve the right to refuse returns if the item is received otherwise. This does not affect your statutory rights.

For your protection, I recommend that you use a recorded delivery service as items not received cannot be refunded . As soon as the item is received and checked, I will refund the cost of the Item, and I aim to do this within seven working days.

Please note that delivery or return postage costs are not refundable.

Custom work orders are not eligible for refund, unless the item is faulty or not as described.