With over 50 years of experience, and a broad-reaching knowledge of the subject, Des Pawson is the author of a number of books on knotting, while his writing on the subject has also featured in a range of publications across the world including Classic Boat, The Boatman and Yachts and Yachting magazines.
THE HANDBOOK OF KNOTS
Now the expanded edition. A full colour step by step guide to more than a 100 mainly practical knots with a few simple decorative knots thrown in as well as some basic splices. Des would have liked to add a lot more but the publisher limited the book to 176 pages !
DES PAWSON’S KNOT CRAFT
NEW 2nd edition now with 35 projects! A book of projects, key rings, bellropes, lanyards, fenders, mats, tips of the trade, etc gives amounts of materials as well as how the knots go together. Wonderful illustrations by Ann Norman.
MUSEUM OF KNOTS AND SAILORS' ROPEWORK MONGRAPHS
These monographs are published so that information on subjects rarely studied or written about can be more widely circulated. The author is always interested in hearing of additional information. The monographs are printed in modest numbers and reprints take into account new information as it comes to light.
#1 Sailmaker's seam rubbers (6pp illustrated) £2.00*
#2 Some notes on the rogues yarn (15pp illustrated) £3.00*
#3 Sailmaker’s Needles (23pp illustrated) £5.50*
#4 Marline Spikes, Fids & other related tools (59pp illustrated) £5.50*
ORR, M. & RATSEY, T.W. intro PAWSON, DES
#5 Observations on Sails, Sailcloth & Sailmaking (58pp) £4.50
An Historic reprint from 1852 &1924
#6 SAIL HOOKS, Sailmakers Bench hooks (12pp) £2.50*
#7 SAILORS’ MATS from yarns, strands and senni (72pp illustrated) £12.00*
This book, the fruit of over 15 years of research, is published to coincide
with the exhibition “Scheepsmatten, oud touw en tijd bij de vleet”. (Ships mats, old
rope and plenty of time) held at the The Nationaal Vlechtmuseum, Noordwolde
(National Basket Museum), The Netherlands. It covers the history and background of mat making, together with hints, tips and ideas on various methods of making mats, from sewn and sennit mats, to mats with knitted panels, hitched 'Appledore mats and mats with stitched yarns on canvas.
#8 SAILMAKER'S PALMS £7.50*
64 pages 50 black & white illustrations plus five A3 sheets of templates
#9 NAVY RIGGER'S BLOCKS, STOCKS OR BENCHES (26pp) £3.50*
#10 NOTES FROM A ROPEMAKER- HISTORY USES & SPECIFICATIONS
John Hawkins 2012, black & white illustrations (1 photo, 6 illustrations) (40pp) £4.00*