International Guild of Knot Tyers

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Welcome

For all problems regarding membership or logging-in

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The International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) is an association of people with interests in knots and knotting techniques of all kinds.

 

We have over a thousand members world-wide, from all walks of life, including academics, surgeons, sailors, sportsmen and women, scouters, magicians, farmers, miners and accountants. Membership is open to anyone interested in knotting (whether expert or simply hoping to learn from others).

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The 2016 IGKT half-yearly meeting will be held on October 15/16th, in the 'Storm Force 10' Wreck and Fisheries Museum in Cuxhaven, Germany.  More details in the 'News' section.

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IGKT North American Branch - Meeting in Charleston, SC, aboard USS Yorktown over the weekend of 4-6 November 2016.  Everyone is welcome. More details and downloadable agenda in the'News' section.

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2017 AGM will be held in South Molton, Devon, UK May 6/7. Info to download will be in the 'News' section later.

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2017 half-yearly meeting will be on Île Tatihou which is on the eastern side of the Cherbourg peninsula, France.  It will be held over the weekend of October 7/8.  http://www.manche.fr/tatihou/

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Most meetings and events are shown in the Calendar section - do see if there's one happening near you and come along!

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We have tried to make sure that all the data on the various pages of this site are accurate and up-to-date.  If you find errors or omissions please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to rectify things quickly.

Please help us by sending advance news of knotting events so that we can publish them and also reports/photos when the events have occurred.

We'll only be able to publicise and carry news if you all help us!

Members please note - a list of email addresses, sorted by country and region is available in the 'Member News' section.  Please check your entry. File updated 20160315.

News

IGKT-NAB Meeting in Charleston Nov 4-6 2016

 

Do come to this exciting meeting on board USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor. 

Meeting open to all - IGKT-PAB members and non-members.

 

Lodging: Quality Inn & Suites, Patriots Point
                  Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
                  (843) 856 - 8818
                  Block of rooms for IGKT members
                  at a reduced rate

 

Contact Dan Machowski This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Glenn Dickey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Downloadable agenda here 

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The Knot Festival, Aero, Denmark, 14/15/16 July 2017

The Knot Festival – a macramé festival at Det Gamle Værft – The Old Shipyard

Det Gamle Værft – The Old Shipyard welcomes you to our international macramé festival – The Knot Festival, in Aeroeskoebing on the maritime island Aeroe. The festival runs from Friday, 14th July to Sunday, 16th July, 2017.

An active participant becomes a 50 % ferry ticket discount. Accommodation is possible on board the schooner ”Fylla” which has 23 bunks below deck. Costs: DKK 200 per bunk. Bring your own linen or sleeping bag. For other accommodation possibilities please contact the tourist office at http://visitaeroe.dk/ or phone 0045 62521300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please book ferry and accommodation in due time before the festival.

Det Gamle Værft – The Old Shipyard is situated at the harbour in Aeroeskoebing right beside the ferry from Svendborg. We are a registered social economic business. Our main focus is communicating our maritime cultural heritage, especially steam engines and riveted steel ships. Our facilities are perfect for this kind of festival. For more information please contact us or visit our homepage www.detgamlevaerft.dk

Temporary schedule:

Friday, 14th July 2017
Arrival, accommodation and setup. Public entry from 12:00 AM.

Saturday, 15th July 2017
Exhibition and sale from the macramé workshops.
Public entry from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Dinner party and entertainment at 7:00 PM.

Sunday, 16th July 2017
Departure. Goodbye, au revoir, auf wiedersehen.

A fixed schedule will be ready in January.

For registration please mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0045 20188222.
Read more: http://www.detgamlevaerft.dk/the-knot-festiva/

Best wishes from the staff at Det Gamle Værft – The Old Shipyard


Det Gamle Værft
Aeroeskoebing havn 4a
5970 Aeroeskoebing
Aeroe
Danmark
www.detgamlevaerft.dk

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IGKT Half-Yearly Meeting October 2016 - Cuxhaven, Germany

15-16 October 2016

Details of this meeting.  This weekend is a public holiday in Germany so it will be advisable to book early.  You can stay on a lightship - a rare privilege!

Registration online if possible, please:

Cuxhaven registration

Cuxhaven Feuerschiff Elbe 1

Or write to:

Matthias Böving

Kappenstr. 22

45473 Muelheim / Ruhr

Germany

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