Thomas Taylor

Historical Ropemaker

Demonstrations & Workshops

Cordage Spinner, Knots, Nets & Historical Interpreter

  • Community Groups
  • Youth Groups
  • Historical Societies
  • School Visits
  • Workshops for Individuals
  • Galas & Fayres

Welcome to the website of Thomas Taylor, Historical Interpreter & Ropemaker.

Using natural fibres and manual equipment, Thomas recreates the process for making cordage, rope and nets, useful commodities throughout history.

  • Providing a fully interactive experience for participants in all demonstrations, allowing them to become completely absorbed in this unique and varied way of learning.
  • Making learning FUN
  • An invaluable learning resource to stimulate minds and impart knowledge and experience that will last a lifetime.
  • Taking on the role as a character, participants feel more relaxed to talk and create discussions.

As an established re-enactor I have researched the ancient craft of rope making, focussing on the Tudor and Medieval time periods. During this time concentrating on the skills as a ropemaker, cordage spinner, knots and net maker.

Great effort and dedication has been put into the research and the making of the tools and equipment that are needed to produce the rope, as other rope making demonstrations are by machine, not hand, enabling participants to take an active part in the demonstration.

As a former member of the Wars of the Roses Federation I, along with my family, have visited a wide range of historical places throughout the country working for English Heritage, National Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council, Eventplan, Conisbrough Castle, Manor Lodge in Sheffield and many more.

Please contact me for more details if you are interested in booking me for an event, group visit, school visit or workshop.