International Guild of Knot Tyers

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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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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.


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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