What Knot Crafts - knotting and rope craft

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Welcome to my website, where I will show you what I make from my knotting and rope craft hobby.  I now seem to be getting well-known and often called "The Knot Man".

I enjoy making items using fancy rope and knot craft techniques, which I then sell from my craft stall.  Some times I encorporate driftwood and rope found on our local beach which give a wonderful maritine flavour of the coast.

My wife Margaret and I can be found at various events mainly in the west of the Isle of Wight. We collect donations for the Freshwater Independent Lifeboat who launch from Freshwater Bay. We also collect donations for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust who are a group with a local connection, looking after our animal, flower and marine life.  Please look at their websites for further information.

By viewing the portfolio pages, you can see a selection of the various items I make here on the island, or why not come along to see the stall at different events during the year.

If you can't manage to see us at any of the events then perhaps you would like to visit my studio at home. Please contact me prior to your visit to make sure we are there.

Appeal for discarded rope

If anyone has any discarded rope that you could pass on, then please get in touch.


Next event

Yarmouth Town Hall on Thursday 27th August from 10.30 to 3.00 ish

We now have 2mm polypropylene cord for sale at the bargain price of 20p per metre!


Why not come and see John in his studio at home. Just make sure we're in first!

01983 759576



Cannondale MT3000 size 18 x 16

Excellent condition

Front fork suspension, hydraulic brakes, spd pedals, rear carrier, shimano derailleur 24 gears - new cogs and new tyres after service (used only twice since then).  “Ill health and old age” are the reasons for the sale of our much loved cycle. £800


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