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.