Inspired by a souvenir they spotted in Northern Ireland, club members Anne P and Maria have led a group of crafters in raising funds with their clever and colourful monkey fist knot creations, which range from keyrings and zipper pulls to heaving lines and hefty doorstops. They not only had products for sale in the shed and Port Edgar’s Down the Hatch cafe, they have taken bulk orders for various clubs, including Killyleagh and Portsoy. Their efforts have raised a staggering amount for the club and have almost reached their target of £5,000.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the team – Anne P, Tansy, Liz, Frances, Donna W and Maria – have been working on new stock, including dainty earrings, keyrings, zipper pulls and mini doorstops, and have shared a brochure with the latest range. Click here to view or download that.
Here are some of their past offerings:
A dazzling array of goods. The biggest door stops are built around bowling balls; smaller ones have a French boule inside.
As well as displays in the shed, there is a selection of goods in Down the Hatch. Money in the pig, please!
Anne and Maria’s first big project was our 2017 regatta medals – red monkey fist knots on gold, silver and bronze ribbons (sourced by Rachel H)
The feat was repeated for following regattas
As ever, watch out for seasonal designs