This weeks Handmade and Hot features Karen Conabeare’s lovely Ocean Matt, Nautical Doormat. Please visit her Etsy store and see her other fabulous products.
Who are you?
I am a Cornish Lass and a sailor who is spreading the love of rope!
Where are you?
I have been transposed to the backwoods of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada with my wooden boat building partner.
Why do you hand make your products?
I weave rope into various designs, using the same knots as sailors have used for generations. I tailor some to the home, where they make excellent doorstops, doormats and more.
How long did it take to make?
This varies. As the years go by, I get quicker. If things go to plan, then I can have a mat ready in a morning, but rope sometimes has a mind of its own.
What dreams do you have for your products? Where would you like to see them?
I would love to sell these full time and have photos of them in the different provinces, states and countries. I want people to enjoy them for years to come. I have sold them as far as LA, Texas, Australia and England. Fabulous!
Thank you Karen and good luck.
Gwyn & Tamra