On sailing boats, reliable rope is essential. Anything less than perfect must be replaced, leaving an abundance of discarded rope in a vast range of colours. This surplus provides Austrian designer Sophie Aschauer with the perfect source material for upcycling into her intricate handwoven creations.
She has never had to buy any new material and works exclusively with rope that would otherwise be thrown away. Since the rope is designed for use inside and out, and work well as bathmats.
In easy to follow illustrations and instructions, this knotted rope mat pattern follows Sophie’s Morgan design, and uses what is traditionally known as a prolong knot — so named because the design can be prolonged by adding more and more rope until the desired result is achieved.