Welcome to The Lazarette.

Nautical Rope Decor

Handmade in the historic port of Falmouth, Cornwall.

'Coracle' our latest knotted creation is a oval shaped fruit or bread basket. We formed the bowl from a jury masthead knot mat, and it has created a rough double ended boat shape.

We had great fun creating this rope bowl, and we are very happy with the end result.

For more details see our shop

We create modern home decor from traditional maritime knots.

Tying knots into beautiful and useful items for your home or yacht.

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).

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What Our Customers Say...

I purchased the set of 3 monkey knot bookmarks and a monkey knot keychain. Love the quality. The sellers were so nice to deal with. I got the items quickly even though they came from overseas. Would definitely purchase from this vendor in the future!

J.T.N. AS, USA May 2018

Fantastic  careful and friendly seller. Such nicely made rope bowls. Highly recommend shop! Thanks!

M.M. Kilstett, France. April 2018.

So beautiful!!!

D.W. NY, USA March 2018

Beautifully made and shipped quickly.

G.H. Essex, UK March 2018

Just as pictured... Using it for our lake themed wedding.

S.W. NE, USA.  March 2018

Wonderful, strong, and well made rope coasters! Fantastic communication and  customer service  from the  seller. Our guests will definitely  love these handmade gifts. Thanks!

M.M. Kilstett, France. March 2018

Lovely knot keyring, a real delight to receive. Wonderful crafters who deliver with a personal touch. Thank you! :)

L. I. London UK. February 2018

 Made according to description, very well constructed with beautiful rope and super quality. The delivery was on time and even ahead of schedule. (Translated). P.B. France. January 2017

 Lovely item, just what I needed! C.M. UK. November 2017

 Very nice! Fast shipping especially from across the "pond". T.R. USA. November 2017

 Stunningly crafted piece. Arrived promptly, beautifully packaged. Would highly recommend! R.W. UK November 2017

 I'm really pleased with my beautiful ring bowl. It looks lovely in our nautical themed bedroom. Good quality and good service. I would definitely buy from this company again. Thank you. J.D. UK. November 2017

 What a fabulous item. Beautifully made and looks great as well as being totally practical. Lovely communication and very speedy delivery. I shall be back for more! Thank you. J.W. UK October  2017

 Worked well thanks, just as it was described. J.C. UK. October  2017

 Very nicely crafted, useful and vintage. Strong package, cute handwritten message. Excellent. S.L. France. September 2017

 They custom made the length for me and it is perfect for my car keys! The quality is perfect! D.A. USA. August 2017

 Love it! Does the job. Thank you. N.L.W. Singapore. August 2017

 Liked this so much the first time that I bought another for a different door and also recommended to family. Good service and lovely product. R.T. Cornwall, UK. September 2017

 Adorable! Great service and great product. L.S. USA. July 2017

 Wonderful product, nice and obviously caring people- I even got a little thank you note in German- more than happy to give my business to- will definitely order again. M.K. USA. August 2017

 What a beautiful bowl! Loving how it looks in our kitchen filled with our home-grown hot peppers. L.H USA. July 2017

 These are beautiful and exactly the look I was hoping for at our wedding. Thank you so much! K.K. USA. June 2017

 Great product! Received exactly what I expected. P.C. USA. May 2017

 Excellent craftsmanship. A unique item. M.B. USA. May 2017

 Thanks so much... Super and brilliant... Regards...

P.S. Wales. March 2017

 Gorgeous item, and the customer service was first class. HIGHLY recommended. L.D. UK. February  2017

 Great bowl. Very good quality. Arrived very quickly.

T.T. UK. January 2017

 I needed 35 of the small Monkey's knot key rings for wedding gift bags. Janette and Paul  from The Lazarette responded immediately  on several occasions to my email questions. They  rushed my special order so we would receive them in the states in time. The keychain were great looking, appreciated by our guests, and a special reminder of our son's nautical themed wedding. I WILL be ordering from The Lazarette again!

J.W. USA. January 2017

 Exceptional customer service- I had a question that was answered straight away and I have just received the perfect curtain tiebacks along with a mini version as a gift.    L.T. UK. June 2017

 So over the moon with the rope towel rail. Exactly what I needed, excellent quality and arrived in no time at all. Would definitely recommend and will use again in the future. Thank you.   J.W. UK. January 2017

 Received this item very quickly, it was exactly as described and great quality. Beautiful work!  R. McK.  Ireland. February 2017

 As with a previous purchase the item is just as expected; well made and looks great. Very prompt delivery and excellent customer service, thank you.                                             R.T. Cornwall, UK. February 2017

 Really lovely bowl! Exactly as described and great quality, plus really nicely packaged. I gave it to my father to use as a fruit bowl on his boat and he 's delighted with it. Thank you!                                 K. J. Northern Ireland. November 2016

 Beautiful rope basket. Very well made.                                       C. McC. South Carolina, USA 

 I am so happy with this beautiful basket. Extremely well made, perdect size [my bananas are happy too!] the color of the rope is warm unlike other rope baskets that tend to be "white-ish". Great communication with seller & fast delivery. I highly recommend purchasing an item from these artists.                                    L.S. Connecticut, USA November  2016

I love this leash for my 2 wiener dogs! It's adjustable! They also included a sweet note! It shipped very fast coming from the UK! Definitely will keep them in mind in the future!                               J.F. California, USA August 2016