International Guild of Knot Tyers

Des Pawson

Co-founder and now Trustee of the IGKT. Lives in Ipswich, Suffolk UK.

DesPawsonPortrait70 years old, professional ropeworker, now semi-retired, interested in sailors’ ropework, the tools of the rope and canvas working  trades and ropemaking. Author of a number of books on knots & ropework, the latest in September 2016, Des Pawson’s Knot Craft & Rope Mats.  With his wife Liz runs the Museum of Knots & Sailor’s Ropework.