Nautical Rope Decor Created From Traditional Maritime Knots.

Handmade in the historic port of Falmouth, Cornwall.

Sailing lead to Knotting!

Hello, we are Janette and Paul Watson, we named our shop 'The Lazarette' after 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.

We have lived and sailed on classic boats for over three decades.

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

Today we create modern home decor from traditional sailors' knots.

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