Angela Worsley

Angela Worsley

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Angela Worsley

Biography

My journey began with a trip to Maine in 2008 where I saw alobster rope mat. I wanted to learn to craft one. The door mat brought back
countless memories of family time spent on maritime shores. Fishing,
bonfires, clam bakes, skipping stones, beach combing for sand dollars and
beach glass. I’ve been fortunate to live on the shores of the Bay of Fundy
enjoying the sight, smell and sounds of the oceans waves, boats and fog
horns.
I’d think of that mat every once in a while and look for courses to no
avail. In the meantime I took up basket weaving and began to research
traditional nautical knot craft. I became inspired by the history of
nautical knot crafting crafted aboard ships for centuries around the world.
In 2014 I entered into my new world of art and the art of business. It is my
passion, it provides an opportunity to use a combination of my basket
weaving skills and knot craft. I use the most durable plant fiber rope
“Manila” to produce traditional knot crafted pieces. Also weaving and
knot crafting with colorful new and reclaimed polypropylene rope that is
used as floating lobster rope to produce traditional and my original
designs.
My intent is to preserve traditional knot crafting and create new designs
that incorporate traditional techniques to generate visual pleasure, and
emotional comfort. My focus is to continue to retrieve and recycle used
float rope. Produce new designs and seek other
uses to protect the environment by keeping used rope from being burned or

buried in landfills.2018 Fibre Arts Workshops: