ISSUE 35  |  The Last Gasp of Summer

A Boutique Knotting Shop in Cornwall

August 30, 2012 5:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

To be filed under "There'll always be an England": Stonk Knots in Cornwall, England, a shop offering rope-knotting classes and an assortment of rope products (plus a name that's a palindrome).

James Watson of Stonk Knots (he also operates Stair Ropes) seeks to "combine traditional techniques with contemporary ideas to produce rope accessories for the home and garden"; he also offers interactive knotting and rope craft workshops, demonstrations, and displays. Go to Stonk Knots for more information; go to Stair Ropes to see the company's line of rope stair rails.

Above: The truly tenacious can make a DIY hammock.

Above: A DIY rope swing.

Above: A rope garden rail.