TheLazarette

Nautical and Rustic Decor made with Sailors' Knots.

Falmouth, England · 556 Sales

TheLazarette

Nautical and Rustic Decor made with Sailors' Knots.

Falmouth, England 556 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   We create nautical rope decor in the beautiful historic port of Falmouth, Cornwall.
With traditional marine skills using natural and modern ropes, we love to bring some of the old sailors knots to modern homes.
They look great in a coastal cottage, beach house or in a nautically themed room.
The natural ropes look at home in a rustic room too.
Most of our knotted items are ready to send.

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Last updated on 26 Dec, 2017

We create nautical rope decor in the beautiful historic port of Falmouth, Cornwall.
With traditional marine skills using natural and modern ropes, we love to bring some of the old sailors knots to modern homes.
They look great in a coastal cottage, beach house or in a nautically themed room.
The natural ropes look at home in a rustic room too.
Most of our knotted items are ready to send.

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I took advantage of a beautiful wooden boat visiting to show off our Coracle rope basket. It is made from nautical manila rope using a traditional sailors knot.
Lovely fresh morning here in Falmouth today. It was great to see people enjoying the beach, as well as lots of happy dogs.
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About

Sailing lead to Knotting!

We have named our shop 'The Lazarette' because on our wooden boat this is the name of the locker where we keep all our ropes (tradition says that there is no such thing as a rope on a boat, because each has its own name, like line or halyard).

We have lived and sailed on wooden boats all of our married life, which is over 30 years now. During this time we have taught ourselves many traditional skills whilst looking after our and other peoples' yachts.

We are members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT).

When we first decided to live aboard all those years ago, one of first things we made was an eye splice, we were so proud of it . It felt so nautical, using a fid and palm! So then there was no stopping us, we soon had turk's heads everywhere.

Now with the help of Etsy we can show you our selection of knotted items that are decorative as well as useful, not only for on board boats, but in your country cottage, beach house or on the end of your keys.

Shop members

  • Janette Watson

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    Janette loves sailing and the sea, and together with Paul she has lived and sailed on boats for over 30 years. She was paid a £1 and a glass of sherry for her first knot,a turks head in 1981. Member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

  • Paul Watson

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    Paul has always loved boats, especially classic wooden ones. Living aboard boats was all his idea. He is the monkey fist expert, all the key rings are made by him. He loves to make mats too. Member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

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Last updated on 26 Aug, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Jute Rope Care instructions

Being a natural plant fibre, Jute is affected by its environment. It will shrink in damp or wet conditions and loosen in dry.
Constant damp can cause mildew to form on jute, so dry quickly and store in a dry place.
Jute is best kept clean by vacuuming. It is possible to wash gently by hand with a mild soap in cold water, rinsed well and air dried naturally. Mats should be carefully reshaped and left to dry flat.

Manila care instructions

This rope is a natural plant fibre, which is very durable, but doesn't like to be kept damp, please keep in a dry place to prevent mildew.
All natural ropes have their own smell. When new, manila can have a strong aroma too which lessens when aired.
Being a natural fibre, it is affected by environmental conditions. When wet it shrinks and tightens, and when warm and dry it becomes loose.
Vacuuming is a good way to clean manila. It is possible to wash manila gently by hand with a mild soap in cold water and well rinsed before drying naturally.
Manila mats should be gently reshaped and left to dry flat.
The fruit bowl could be carefully reshaped to original shape if it changed using a bowl or ball as a form and left to dry naturally.

Poly Hemp Care instructions

Poly Hemp (Hempex) and Polyester

These synthetic ropes are easy to care for, they are not affected by environmental conditions. The melting point of these ropes is about 80°c.
You can keep them clean with regular vacuuming.
If they need washing, it is still best to wash them gently by hand to help keep the shape of the knot.
Use a mild soap and rinse well. Then leave to air dry naturally. If it is a mat, reshape gently and lie it flat to dry.

Custom and personalised orders

If you see something you like, but it is not the right size or colour, please contact us and we will respond promptly to your enquiry.

Misuse Of Products

We cannot be held responsible if our knotted items are used for purposes for which they were not designed for or as described in our listings.
Please contact us if you are going to use our item for another use, and we will advise if suitable or not.
Please also be aware that none of our items are toys and are not intended for young or unsupervised children. Please keep curtain ties and long ropes out of reach of children too.

Seller details
Janette and Paul Watson
Port Pendennis Marina
Challenger Quay
FALMOUTH, Cornwall TR11 3YL
United Kingdom