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design in rope


Stonk Knots combine traditional knotting techniques with contemporary ideas to produce a range of original, individually made rope accessories with a Nautical theme for the home, garden, boat...

We specialise in providing a first rate, tailor-made service using well constructed rope and cordage which we then skilfully knot, splice or net by hand. We also organise Knotting Workshops and demonstrations at festivals and events in the U.K.

Knots and Ropes

Our emphasis is on sourcing top quality natural plant fibre ropes - hemp, cotton, flax and manila, and some of the best synthetic ropes available, such as spun polyester.

Many of the traditional sailor's knots and whippings are incorporated in our work, such as the Monkey Fist, Manrope Knot and Turks Head.

The range of products available to order via the website comprise rope light pulls, curtain tie-backs and towel rails, and most of these can be modified to fit individual requirements. We can also produce commissioned work by consultation - some of this includes custom bell ropes, woven rope mats, dog leads and toys, swings, rope ladders and repairs or adaptations to a variety of rope based items. For more of our knotwork projects see The Gallery.

Stair ropes & Rope handrails

We also make Stair Ropes, Rope Hand rails and Barrier Ropes to measure, which you can see on our sister site - High spec. ropes in hemp, cotton and Spun Polyester with diameters of up to 32mm are used together with our proprietary design of rope rail fittings and can be finished with a choice of manrope knots, eye splices, decorative crown plaits or tassels.

Short hemp rope rail with eye spliced ends and Turk's Head whippings

Stonk Knots beginnings

As a small family UK business, we began trading in Cornwall, South West England in 1994, selling and exhibiting original and decorative rope-work through local outlets and at shows and trade fairs nationwide.

In 2004, our website was launched to fulfill a growing demand for rope bannisters, hand rails and barrier ropes, followed in 2006 by this Stonk Knots website - these are now our primary shop windows and points of liaison.

You can find a selection of images featuring our knotting and rope products in situ, with feedback spanning back many years from some of our satisfied customers in the UK and across the seas worldwide on the Feedback page.

Knowing the Ropes (and the Knots)

With thirty years of experience, and an extensive knowledge of ropes and practical knotwork, the Stonk Knots family has built up a reputation for distinctive high quality design and reliable service.

Our aim has been to keep the business in-house, small and accessible by retaining control of the management, creation, manufacture and promotion of all our products, including the design of our websites. We know that our customers like to deal with us because of our personal and straightforward approach; many of them appreciate being able to discuss their requirements with someone who really does know the ropes!

stair rope with crown plaits and manrope knots in hemp and wrought iron fittings

Knotting Workshops

We organise knotting and rope craft demonstrations and workshops at many festivals and events during the summer months, and exhibit throughout the country. View images of our knotting workshops with a selection of rope items made by participants, in our Workshops Gallery page.

Rope and Knot working tools

On our Working with ropes page, you can read about the materials and tools that are used, see images of the rope-working process and look at some examples of knots and how they are tied.

You can contact us by email if you need any further information (we always reply promptly!) and if you wish to speak to us, we can call you back.

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