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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).


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.


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


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.


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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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.


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 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

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

Det Gamle Værft
Aeroeskoebing havn 4a
5970 Aeroeskoebing

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An IGKT Dorset Branch Recommendation

Adventure Under Sail and Rotary Club of Weymouth

That time of year is coming around again - the Rotary Club of Weymouth is getting ready for the annual Fayre in the Square. As his first official job their new mascot Fitsy can be seen on the Tall Ship Pelican with a group of improbable sailors promoting the launch of this year's event. As before, the Fayre will be held over the main UK Spring bank holiday weekend, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May.

This year for the first time the Rotary Club are collaborating with Tall Ship Pelican to have a ticketed Launch Party (maximum 100) on Saturday 28th May. Becky Simmons, Marketing Manager at Adventure Under Sail – the charity which operates Pelican – says: “We were very excited when the Rotary Club of Weymouth approached us to help launch this well-established and hugely popular event. Last year the Rotary Club gave away £16,000 to local good causes as a result of everyone's generosity, so please attend this year and help them to help others.

Tickets are available from the Rotary Club on +44(0) 1305 761828 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The good ship Pelican has been the venue for a number of Dorset Branch meetings – Sec.

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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 adviseable to book early.  You can stay on a lightship - a rare privilege!

Registration online if possible, please:

Cuxhaven registration

Or write to:

Matthias Böving

Kappenstr. 22

45473 Muelheim / Ruhr


Cuxhaven Feuerschiff Elbe 1

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