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)