Nautical Rope Knot Decor for Beautiful Homes

Rope Basket making

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Nautical Home Decor and Accessories. Handmade in the historic port of Falmouth, Cornwall.

Making beautiful and useful modern creations using authentic sailor knots.

Hello, we are Janette and Paul Watson,

We create nautical home accessories from traditional maritime knots.

The name 'The Lazarette' comes from the aft locker in our wooden ketch, Strix, where we stored our ropes. A lazarette used to be the Bosun's stores on sailing ships.

Having lived and sailed on classic boats for over three decades, we have tied a few knots!

We sold our first knot over 30 years ago, a Turks head in exchange for £1 and a glass of sherry.

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

Here is a selection of our knotted creations.

Rope Knot Baskets

We make unique rope baskets that can be used for fruit, vegetables, your seashell collection or even your mobile phone. We have a basket for every occasion!

Our nesting sets of baskets take up less space when not in use, they look like a rose when stacked together.

At the moment we have two types of wall hanging baskets, the smaller version is perfect for keeping your fresh garlic and chillies handy, The slightly larger one is just the right size for a couple of mobile phones or the average paperback.

We make a range of different sized rope knot baskets, from tiny catchall bowls for rings and keys to a large fruit bowl, (pictured).

We really like thinking of new designs, using the traditional knots from the bygone days of tall ships.

Large Rope Fruit Basket

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Modern Home Accessories

We have a collection of beautiful and useful items for your coastal beach shed, town house or rustic country cottage.

We make towel rails using knots that sailors used to rig over the side of the ship to help people on board with.

One of our light pull designs is created from a monkey fist knot. This knot was fixed to a line which in turn was attached to the ship's heavy mooring ropes. The knot was weighted, so that it could be thrown more accurately. 

Our door mats are the same designs that Admiral Nelson would have recognised.  

The best part of these timeless knots is that they still look great in a minimalist style home with the mats and baskets adding a neutral tone with texture.

Bathroom set with manrope knots

Flower Girl Baskets

Looking for a unique flower girl basket?

We make these baskets to our own design, using traditional sailor knots and high quality ropes.

Our rope knot flower girl baskets fit with most wedding themes. One of our customers had a pirate wedding and the mini pirate flower girl looked so cute as she proudly carried her little basket. We make them in natural jute rope, which complement any colour or wedding theme.

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Natural Rope Flower Girl Basket

Nesting Natural Baskets

We have been featured on the home page of the We Buy Small UK website.

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