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. The tieback uses the weight of the knots to remain tied. I love this new design. Something a little different!
I have these in my home. I have a log cabin and so the manila and sisal are best for me, but cotton is looks really good in any home.