TheLazarette

Nautical Rope Home Decor made with traditional knots.

Falmouth, England

Announcement    Hi, I am Janette,
At the moment I am only sending orders to UK addresses.
I have temporarily suspended international shipping, because the current situation with the Covid-19 Coronavirus means that there could be delays with postal deliveries.
Please let me know before ordering if you would like an item for a particular date.
I usually have a turnaround of 3 days, depending on weekends and public holidays.
I create nautical rope decor in the beautiful historic port of Falmouth, Cornwall.
With traditional marine skills using natural and modern ropes, I love to bring some of the old sailors knots to a modern home style.
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.

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Last updated on 25 Feb, 2021

Hi, I am Janette,
At the moment I am only sending orders to UK addresses.
I have temporarily suspended international shipping, because the current situation with the Covid-19 Coronavirus means that there could be delays with postal deliveries.
Please let me know before ordering if you would like an item for a particular date.
I usually have a turnaround of 3 days, depending on weekends and public holidays.
I create nautical rope decor in the beautiful historic port of Falmouth, Cornwall.
With traditional marine skills using natural and modern ropes, I love to bring some of the old sailors knots to a modern home style.
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.

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About TheLazarette

Sales 1,153
On Etsy since 2014

Tying knots on our boat created my designs!

I named my shop 'The Lazarette' because this is the name of the locker where we keep all our ropes on our boat, (tradition says that there is no such thing as a rope on a boat, as 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.

Both my husband Paul and I 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 I made was an eye splice, I was so proud of it . It felt so nautical, using a fid and palm! So then there was no stopping either of us, and we soon had turk's heads everywhere.

Now with the help of Etsy I can show you my 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. We also make strong nautical dog leads for salty sea dogs!

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. A member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

  • Paul Watson

    Assistant, Creator

    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 25 Feb, 2021
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 use and store in a dry place.
Jute is best kept clean by vacuuming. If necessary, wipe with a damp sponge or cloth with clean water.
Mats should be carefully flattened and left to dry naturally.
Baskets can be gently reshaped by pushing a small bowl or container into the base, again leave to dry naturally.
Not machine washable, and do not dry artificially.

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.
Bowls and baskets can be re-shaped by pressing a ball or bowl inside and patting the sides around, again leave to dry naturally.

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, LIGHT PULLS OR ANY OTHER LENGTHS OF ROPE AWAY FROM YOUNG CHILDREN.

How to Return Items.

Please contact us first if you need to return your item.
Use the address below and mark the parcel as a return, as it could incur extra custom or postal fees. These may have to be taken into account when refunding the original costs.

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