Knits, Knots and Nauticalness
With our mutual love of all things nautical, coupled with our respective talents for knitting and knotting, Knit Knot Bristol was launched. All our products are created and made by us, using both found and sourced materials. Each object is reminiscent of the sea and the coast and our palette of colours reflects this. Gaze at one of our little knitted nets and you can almost hear the seagulls, use one of our key rings for a while and the paint adopts that worn look like the side of a fishing boat.
We make these objects from parts of our holidays and we hope they remind you of yours.
Knitting came late to Emma, [thanks to the patience and talent of a Canadian friend]. Good tension, a curiosity beyond wool and an insatiable beach combing habit has led to the creation of these beautiful little nets.
When not knitting Emma works as a graphic designer in Bristol.
Having been on boats since the age of eight and working everyday on one Ben is no stranger to a length of line. [K]not content with a simple round turn and two half hitches Ben's mastered Turks Heads and Monkey's Fists to name just a couple.
When not knotting Ben is part of the Harbour Master's team in Bristol.
2016 - a cause we care about
2015 - a cause we care about
2015 sees us supporting #2MinuteBeachClean with 10% of our sales going to help fund awareness projects and encourage everyone around the world to donate two minutes of their time collecting plastic and rubbish off of the beach each time they visit. We've already changed the way we do our beach collecting and bag and bin the stuff we can't re-use in the work that we make. It's really easy to get involved, and as Martin says in the film says 'Have you got two minutes? Of course you have!' Find out more in the film below and follow the global progress of #2MinuteBeachClean on Facebook and Instagram
2014 - a cause we care about
In 2014 we donated 10% of all our sales [or should that be sails?] to support the RNLI Portishead and Bristol Lifeboat Station Appeal a vital resource to a busy shipping area [Ben's second home]. Portishead Lifeboat is currently run by a private trust but the Lifeboat Trust and the RNLI have agreed that when a new boathouse is completed around the end of 2014, the new lifeboat will be operated by the RNLI utilising the current fully-trained crew. This will further enhance the excellent rescue facilities currently provided by the Lifeboat Trust, which is good news for all leisure sailors in the upper part of the Bristol Channel. Update May 2015: RNLI Portishead now fully up and running, good work people.