Knotty Bear

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Gender Male
Location West London, United Kingdom
Introduction My name is Barry Brown, I am a Rope & Canvas Craftsman and Net Maker, based in the South East of England. I make mostly one off, Unique and traditionally hand crafted pieces of practical art work, using rope, twine, canvas, sometimes leather and pretty much anything you can tie a knot in. Some of the items I have made include bags, hammocks, bell ropes, jewellery, rope mats, knife and whistle lanyards, chest beckets, various type of fishing nets and other netted items. Some of these items have been crafted by hand using the traditional tools as used by the Sailmaker, Rigger and Sailor during the age of the tall ship, some of the tools I use I have custom made, Just as the Sailmaker, Rigger or Sailor may have done, I have placed a few of these in the Tools section on my web site for your interest. The nets I have made are all hand braided using the same methods and tools that have been used over the past thousand years and longer, the only difference being the use of more modern materials in the making of some of the twines and tools.