New Studio – We are working towards new studios

Beech House Studio is in the progress of building a new home and studio. We will be opening our doors we hope in 2017, allowing customers to come along and buy direct. It has been a long time since I have posted, a good place to follow our building progress is https://www.instagram.com/beechhousestudio/ or by https://www.facebook.com/BeechHouseStudio/  . Mark is my wonderful builder (also my wonderful husband), I help but my building skills are pretty limited,...

Have you heard of the book? Our true Story – Life Boat

“Life Boat” is the true story written by Mark Harwood my husband of our journey before we returned to Canada over 10 years ago. We have been extremely pleased with the feedback and success of the book. Readers have loved it. Finding it a book worth buying copies for and sharing with their friends. We sell the books at the summer shows and it has been rewarding to meet readers...

Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 54th Annual Summer Show

The Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Annual Summer Show takes place in Bracebridge at Annie Williams Memorial Park in July each year and this year is the 54th Annual Show from July 15 to July 17, 2016. I have taken part in this show for the last 4 years. It is a juried show, I always hope to be accepted in this fabulous outdoor show each year as your acceptance is...

Rosseau Farmers’ Market

Beech House Studio (Formerly KarensRopeWork) at Rosseau Farmers' Market)

Farmers’ Markets are a great place in the summer in Muskoka to get fresh produce and to take a look at local crafts. You can find them in most of the local towns. Mark & I have Mark’s handcrafted wooden boats (HarwoodWaterCraft) and my ropework to at Rosseau Farmers’ Market and Gravenhurst Farmers’ Market for years now. It is a great community of vendors and vistors alike. We come home...

Wedding Photo Shoot

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the space to take the photos I need to take photos. I recently was offered the use of a Muskoka Room to take photos of my bunting for my wedding shop. I had a fun time, I took over 400 photos of bunting/garlands for future listings and with a little help from Mark stringing it across the ceiling of this lovely room took...

Tiebacks

Nautical tiebacks are a popular use of rope. I make them with 1/4 inch  sisal rope , brown manila, off white cotton and navy blue cotton. Last year I listed them in navy blue cotton rope1/2 inch and in brown manila rope (off white cotton available on request). All my tiebacks and look great doubled up with matching finials. My new design was the tieback with two knots at either end....

About The Name Change!

Welcome to Beech House Studio My new website and a new business name. I may have changed the name of my business KarensRopeWork, but the business itself remains the same. Still Ropework, still made by me and still personal service. So why change the name change? I love rope, I love everything about rope, but I felt it was time to open things up and in the future I will be...