International Guild of Knot Tyers

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Welcome

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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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2017 AGM will be held in South Molton, Devon, UK May 4/7. Info to download is now in the 'News' section.

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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.  Contact details in the 'News' section.

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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'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 201609.

News

IGKT Half-yearly meeting 2017. Île Tatihou, France

The 2017 half-yearly meeting is being organised by IGKT France over the weekend of 7/8th October.  It will be on the fortress island of Tatihou, just off Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue on the eastern side of the Cherbourg peninsula.  There is accommodation on the island and hotels an Saint Vaast.  For booking on the island please contact, mentioning IGKT,

Lucie de Neefpetremann tatihou14

Chargée de commercialisation

Direction du Patrimonie et des Musées - Ile Tatihou

BP3 50550 Saint-Vaaast-la-Hougue, France

Tel: +33 (0)2 33 54 33 33

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further details of the weekend will be available from Jean-Pierre Durand, President IGKT France, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.Aero logo

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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Come and see us at the AGM in North Devon in 2017

  The coast near our 2017 AGM location in South Molton - we don't guarantee the weather!Saunton Sands North Devon

 

 

 

 

 

 

IGKT Spring (AGM) Meeting 4th - 7th May 2017

South Molton, North Devon, England

The meeting will take place at two venues, The Coaching Inn and, less than 100 yards away, the historic Georgian Guildhall, both in

the small market town of South Molton. The town is surrounded by farming countryside, on the edge of Exmoor National Park.

Provisional programme:

 

Thursday 4th

Afternoon/Evening visit (£5) from South Molton by road and river ferry to Appledore - taking in

North Devon Maritime Museum at Appledore SS Freshspring at Bideford

Time for dinner in Appledore Returning by road to South Molton

Friday 5th

Morning and afternoon: Talks/demonstrations in both venues. Afternoon: Setting up exhibition in the Guildhall.

Evening: from 7.00pm social gathering in The Coaching Inn (a large room is reserved for IGKT, adjacent to a bar serving food and drink).

Saturday 6th 9am - 10am Setting up Exhibition in Guildhall
10am - 5pm Exhibition in Guildhall open to the public
Talks/demonstrations
12.30am Pasty and cider lunch (£4)
4.30pm Raffle
7.00 for 7.30pm Knot Tyers’ Supper(£17) - The Coaching Inn
Sunday 7th 10am AGM and take down
12.30pm Light lunch (free) and close
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