The Knarly Knot

The Knarly  Knot Welcome to the Knarly Knot, your home for heirloom quality wooden mugs, tankards and cutting boards.

09/26/2023

We are excited to say that all preparations on the booth itself have been completed!

We are excited to see everyone in just a couple of short weeks.

Make sure to start following our new page (https://www.facebook.com/knarlyknot)

09/22/2023

We are two weeks away from starting the Texas Renaissance Festival season.

If you haven't already, please go like and follow our new page Knarly Knot Woodworking. We are in the process of shutting this one down.

https://www.facebook.com/knarlyknot

A family owned woodworking business specializing in tankards, cutting boards, and gaming accessories.

08/03/2023

Greetings to all our loyal friends, customers, family!

Due to a few things that need to get a bit more streamlined, we are in the process of transitioning our page.

If you could help us out by moving over to join that page for upcoming events and such that would be amazing.

https://www.facebook.com/knarlyknot

A family owned woodworking business specializing in tankards, cutting boards, and gaming accessories.

We are excited to announce our first retail partner in Carpe Diem Comics.  They are currently carrying our dice vaults i...
07/13/2023

We are excited to announce our first retail partner in Carpe Diem Comics. They are currently carrying our dice vaults in their store in McKinney TX.

Stop by an check out the vaults, and all of the other nerdy goodness they carry!

**UPDATE WITH PAINTED PICTURE**We are in full production mode again, but that isn't the biggest news we have to share.  ...
06/21/2023

**UPDATE WITH PAINTED PICTURE**

We are in full production mode again, but that isn't the biggest news we have to share.

The booth at Texas Renaissance Festival is beginning to look more like a booth! Our construction crew has been doing a great job, and we are excited to share their progress with you.

Paint and interior work started this week, so we will probably give a few more sneak peeks before season starts. See you in October.

Another fantastic season in the books!  Scarborough Renaissance Festival felt as much like home as it always has, and th...
05/30/2023

Another fantastic season in the books! Scarborough Renaissance Festival felt as much like home as it always has, and that is largely in part to the folks that visit us there. We are thankful for all of our faithful fans and family that continue to make us a part of their faire experience.

We were also privileged to provide the award mugs for the cast at Scarborough this year. Congratulations to all the winners, they were well deserved.

And we cannot forget to thank our crew from both Scarborough and Sherwood. We couldnt do it without you guys!

See you all in October for Texas Renaissance Festival in our NEW and IMPROVED booth (more pics to come)!

This weekend brings the end of our spring season at Scarborough Renaissance Festival with their Last Huzzah Weekend.  St...
05/22/2023

This weekend brings the end of our spring season at Scarborough Renaissance Festival with their Last Huzzah Weekend.

Stop by and grab your mug while supplies last (if past years are any indication) and raise a glass for a few more parting glasses.

Photo Credit:

I (Matt) recently had the privilege of being interviewed about the family and our business.Here is the article written b...
05/18/2023

I (Matt) recently had the privilege of being interviewed about the family and our business.

Here is the article written by Amanda Nail Original for Texas Monthly.

Matt and Esther Warren of the Knarly Knot sell Henry VIII-era wooden home goods to their people: “nerds dressed up in costumes playing in a cow pasture.”

We wanted to take a moment from the rush at Scarborough to offer some exciting news with you all.  The Texas Renaissance...
05/09/2023

We wanted to take a moment from the rush at Scarborough to offer some exciting news with you all. The Texas Renaissance Festival has hosted us for 15 amazing years, and while it was not the first, it is our longest running festival. Papa and Mama Bear have long dreamed of upgrading the booth to something a bit grander, and this year we decided to make that a reality.

This is a shot of the booth from one of the earlier years at TRF, and the second is an architect's rendering of what the final project will look like when completed. We will still be booth 312 by the dragon swings near the joust like always ... just ... bigger.

This weekend we were honored by Scarborough Renaissance Festival for Exceptional Merit in the 2023 Artisan Showcase.  Wo...
05/01/2023

This weekend we were honored by Scarborough Renaissance Festival for Exceptional Merit in the 2023 Artisan Showcase.

Words cannot express our gratitude for everyone's support. We continue to be blown away by the love and support for our company at every turn.

Four more weekends to come see us in Holly Field across from the Roundabout Stage.

It is always bittersweet to close a festival at the end of a season, but as we pulled out from Sherwood Forest Faire tod...
04/24/2023

It is always bittersweet to close a festival at the end of a season, but as we pulled out from Sherwood Forest Faire today, we will fondly remember those people who we spent the past eight weekends making magic for our patrons alongside. Until next season, we wish you all the best of luck on the road!

For now, a bit of rest as we prepare for future adventures.

If you want to help support us with the Artisan Showcase at Scarborough Renaissance Festival voting, the link is below.W...
04/17/2023

If you want to help support us with the Artisan Showcase at Scarborough Renaissance Festival voting, the link is below.

We will be in the Holly Field section, under THE Knarly Knot (yes, in the T section).

Hello and thank you for voting for the Best in Show at Scarborough Renaissance Festival! Below are 3 links to galleries of each eligible Artisan … Continue Reading 9th Annual Artisan’s Showcase

Week two of Scarborough Renaissance Festival brings us to Artisan Weekend.  If you spend $350 at the Festival shoppes an...
04/11/2023

Week two of Scarborough Renaissance Festival brings us to Artisan Weekend. If you spend $350 at the Festival shoppes and receive a pair of complimentary tickets valid any day of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2023 season.

Second to last weekend for those of you attending Sherwood Forest Faire. We have had a great season there, and are looking forward to closing it out with a bang. Come grab a mug while you still have time!

Photo Credit: Wanderings in Wonderland

In preparation for our festival weekend, we have officially moved all online stock to one of the shops.If you cannot com...
04/05/2023

In preparation for our festival weekend, we have officially moved all online stock to one of the shops.

If you cannot come see us at one of these lovely festivals, we will have stock available as soon as the season is over.

Matt and crew are making preparations this week to bring all our new mugs to you at Scarborough Renaissance Festival sta...
04/03/2023

Matt and crew are making preparations this week to bring all our new mugs to you at Scarborough Renaissance Festival starting April 8 through Memorial Day Monday.

Esther and her crew are going to continue their stay at Sherwood Forest Faire for another three weekends.

Two opportunities to add to your collection.

With all the record breaking happening at Sherwood Forest Faire, there has never been a more exciting time to attend the...
03/21/2023

With all the record breaking happening at Sherwood Forest Faire, there has never been a more exciting time to attend the festival.

To do our part in helping break those records, we are going to be giving away some tickets for some of our loyal customers to attend the faire.

To enter, post a picture of you and your Knarly Knot mug ... whether it is at home relaxing or all done up for an event, we want your mug!

We will choose the winner(s) randomly and announce them on our social media.

And just like that Sherwood Forest Faire is underway!  We had a great first weekend seeing everyone this weekend, and lo...
03/06/2023

And just like that Sherwood Forest Faire is underway! We had a great first weekend seeing everyone this weekend, and look forward to all the fun in store for all of us as the faire continues.

To say we are humbled is an understatement.We won first place in the Favorite Housewares Merchant category of the Renais...
03/02/2023

To say we are humbled is an understatement.

We won first place in the Favorite Housewares Merchant category of the Renaissance Festival Awards of 2022.

We have every intention of living up to this honor in the coming year, and appreciate all of the votes that were cast for us.

Wow, it's opening weekend!  We have seen a lot of new things happening at the festival and we are excited to attend.Come...
02/27/2023

Wow, it's opening weekend! We have seen a lot of new things happening at the festival and we are excited to attend.

Come see us in booth 104 at Sherwood Forest Faire this weekend. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

02/01/2023

Today is the last day to vote for the 18th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards! We have been nominated for Favorite Renaissance Festival

Vote Here: https://tinyurl.com/2022RenFestAwards

Don't forget to also vote for your favorite Artisans and Entertainers!
Chained Reaction Chainmail, Rev's Armour Werx, Silverleaf Leather, Gentry Jewelry, Hullabaloo Henna (Dreamie), The Royal Candle Maker, Blackhawk Metal Works, The Knarly Knot, Wood, Willow & Whatknots, Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers (Naturecraft), Gnome And Fairy Pottery, East Wind Games, Shakespeare Approves - Your Friendly, Neighbourhood Shakespeare, Ménage À Moi Comedy (MAMComedy), Vince Conaway, Aysun the Mermaid, Queen Anne's Lace, GwendolynShow, Gan Ainm, Noble Cause Productions, Rover's Way, and The Langer's Ball

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Photo: Scott Fisher

Happy New Year, from our family to yours!(Photo Credit Wanderings in Wonderland)
01/01/2023

Happy New Year, from our family to yours!

(Photo Credit Wanderings in Wonderland)

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family.  May you make lots of memories and bask in the joy and love of others thi...
12/24/2022

Merry Christmas to all our friends and family. May you make lots of memories and bask in the joy and love of others this season. Wishing all of you the best in this holiday time, from all of the Warren clan to yours!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours this season. All of our orders are processed, and we are closing down for a week...
12/22/2022

Happy Holidays from our family to yours this season.

All of our orders are processed, and we are closing down for a week or so to enjoy the holidays with our family.

See you all soon!

We have a few orders going out today.  If you order now, it should arrive in time for Christmas!http://www.knarlyknot.co...
12/15/2022

We have a few orders going out today. If you order now, it should arrive in time for Christmas!

http://www.knarlyknot.com

Words fail this morning, and we all know how rare that is for me.  On behalf of the family and crew, thank you all for c...
11/29/2022

Words fail this morning, and we all know how rare that is for me.

On behalf of the family and crew, thank you all for coming by and making this a truly successful season at TRF.

I would like to especially thank my crew this season at TRF, I could not have done it without you. Esther, Megan and Jessie, Hannah and Bryan ... you guys are the best support and hardest working folks I know. Thanks for the sacrifices made this season.

We are excited to share in the next chapter for the Knarly Knot in the upcoming months, but for now we are going to take a moment (or three) and rest.

Thanks again and happy holidays to everyone.

Matt

Brrrr.  What a cold weekend!  But that didn't stop us from having another amazing weekend at Texas Renaissance Festival....
11/14/2022

Brrrr. What a cold weekend! But that didn't stop us from having another amazing weekend at Texas Renaissance Festival.

We hope to see those that haven't made it out to see us in the last TWO weekends. Come find something that is just right for you.

Halfway there!Man, these first four weekends have almost flown by, and we are eagerly anticipating the Heroes and Villai...
11/01/2022

Halfway there!

Man, these first four weekends have almost flown by, and we are eagerly anticipating the Heroes and Villains weekend coming up.

As a reminder, this weekend is when the faire does their spending spree tickets. For every $500 you spend at a crafter or vendor you will receive 2 free any day tickets from the festival good for 2023. Check out the Texas Renaissance Festival for more details.

And just like that, we have completed three weekends of Texas Renaissance Festival!We are looking forward to All Hallow'...
10/25/2022

And just like that, we have completed three weekends of Texas Renaissance Festival!

We are looking forward to All Hallow's Eve this weekend, so we will see all our spooky friends there!

(photo credit: Wanderings in Wonderland)

What a great opening weekend at Texas Renaissance Festival.  Thank you to all our friends who came by, and we look forwa...
10/11/2022

What a great opening weekend at Texas Renaissance Festival.

Thank you to all our friends who came by, and we look forward to seeing the rest of you soon.

"Anyone can do one ring, but multiple rings is just showing off"  - Papa BearSo, this is the last preview of the week, a...
10/07/2022

"Anyone can do one ring, but multiple rings is just showing off" - Papa Bear

So, this is the last preview of the week, and it is truly something special. I think this is my personal favorite of all those we have made this summer, as it has 6 rings stacked inside that one inch. If only we could have made them spin ... but alas, they do not.

If you want this one, you will have to hurry down to the shop on Saturday because it will NOT last long.

This week we celebrate Matt's birthday. And in true form, to celebrate he gets to work Texas Renaissance Festival . Come...
10/07/2022

This week we celebrate Matt's birthday. And in true form, to celebrate he gets to work Texas Renaissance Festival . Come and see us in shoppe 312 and wish him a happy birthday!

"You don't want to hold the mug by the handle"  - Matt (while giving mug combat lessons)Yeah, so ... I do not always lik...
10/06/2022

"You don't want to hold the mug by the handle" - Matt (while giving mug combat lessons)

Yeah, so ... I do not always like drinking or holding things by a handle, so any time a mug sits back into my hand comfortably, I tend to appreciate it more. The picture does not do the wood justice, and you simply must see how much this one shines in the sun.

Oh, and please ignore the dust everywhere, we have been busy this week and I hate cleaning. ;)

"It takes a twisted mind to take a perfectly good mug and cut it in half."  - Papa BearRings were always something we li...
10/05/2022

"It takes a twisted mind to take a perfectly good mug and cut it in half." - Papa Bear

Rings were always something we liked putting into mugs, and these are simple yet understated versions of that process. I love the variations in the zebrawood (on the right) that draw your eye down to the dark bands of wenge rings ... which came out of the mug on the left, which I like for the contrast with the maple and wenge there.

Don't even get me started on the curves on these two ...

See you in 4 days!

10/02/2022

We are beginning our count down until the Texas Renaissance Festival opens on October 8.

This week we will show off a little of what the team has put together in the off season, so stay tuned for some sneak peeks on what you can find on our shelves this season.

We will be in booth 312 as usual, even though a bit of our neighborhood has changed.

20 days until Texas Renaissance Festival?That is what everyone keeps telling me today, so I guess it must be true.  We c...
09/19/2022

20 days until Texas Renaissance Festival?

That is what everyone keeps telling me today, so I guess it must be true. We can't wait to see everyone and show off more of what we have been working on.

We are hopeful to get some pictures up in the coming days, but we have been swamped with various preparations for the season.

We are in booth 312 near the joust, and from what I understand the neighborhood has changed a bit. See you all soon!

(photo credit Wanderings in Wonderland)

Wow, where did August go?  We got a bit busy recovering from COVID and getting all the kids back to school, but we didn'...
09/01/2022

Wow, where did August go? We got a bit busy recovering from COVID and getting all the kids back to school, but we didn't want to miss celebrating Mama and Papa Bear who both had birthdays in August. They also celebrated their anniversary.

For anyone who knows these two, you know how great an example they are in everything that really matters. We are privileged to have been raised and influenced by them for all these years.

This week marks a special day in our family.  Fifteen years ago, we added Esther to the family.  She has been such a ble...
07/10/2022

This week marks a special day in our family. Fifteen years ago, we added Esther to the family. She has been such a blessing to our family, we cannot imagine life without her.

(Yes, that's right ... Matt had hair at one point.)

They will be taking a week off from everything this week, so if messages or emails go unanswered, please understand.

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