International Guild of Knot Tyers

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Welcome

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).

We now have an official facebook group too!

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World Knot Tying Day - September 18th 2020

was yesterday!

What did YOU do to help?

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Captain George Hart Bursary

Thanks to the generosity of George, the IGKT has been able to set up a fund to provide funds for helping and encouraging members, especially younger members, to engage in an ‘extraordinary’ activity which involves knotting and the Guild. For full details please see the Member News section here.

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PUBLICATIONS GROUP

From time to time, the IGKT produces works of knotting interest that would not normally be expected to be published by a mainstream press because of the specialist nature of the content. They are then made available via the Guild Supplies. To assist with this process, the Guild has established a Publications Group which is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.

The Group currently consists of the following members:

Maurice McPartlan, Editor Knotting Matters (UK), Andy Hudson, IGKT Supplies Secretary (UK), Liz Pawson (UK), Jim Caswell (Australia) and Chairman Colin Grundy, IGKT President (UK).

The team has a number of roles, firstly, deciding if a work is to be published by the Guild or not, as well as:

a)  Assisting those who wish to have the Guild publish a book or pamphlet.

b)  Arranging reprints of existing Guild publications when appropriate.

c)  Making available books or pamphlets that are offered for the Guild to sell.

d) Producing an existing publication when the copyright has been offered to the Guild.

Anyone proposing a new work to the Guild, or offering a work produced by another body for publication by the Guild, should submit the manuscript to the Publications Group (preferably in electronic format) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Group’s Chairman will acknowledge receipt of the submission and give an idea of when the decision will be made.

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On May 3rd 2020 two IGKT members were on BBC Radio 4 in a program called Five Knots -

or for the program on the the BBC Sounds website click here

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2020 Autumn Meeting

Postponed to 2021 because of the Covid pandemic

Please note earlier date than usual. Mariehamn is at Lat 60N and winter arrives rapidly in October.

 

Dates: 10-12 September - to be confirmed

Mariehamn


Place: The Old Harbour, Mariehamn, Åland Islands, Finland

see this video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Guild of Knot Tyers Australian Meeting

2021

Date: Postponed until September. Dates TBA


Location confirmed as the Australian National Wool Museum in Geelong

situated 200 metres from the water front in the centre of the city.

 


National Wool Museum Geelong

 

During the meeting - Photographic Exhibition

IGKT members are invited to submit interesting photos
of their own or others’ knot- or rope-work

Send them by e-mail (JPEG or similar) along with your name to:

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Selected photos will be displayed at the meeting
and the most popular photographer will receive a book prize

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The excellent and comprehensive Glossary of Knotting and Ropemaking Terms by Robert Birch, described in Knotting Matters can be found HERE.

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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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Het Knoopeknauwertje - The Netherlands Newsletter 1996-2000 (25 issues)

and Knot News 1997-2015 - The journal of the Pacific Americas Branch of IGKT (98 issues)

now available for download in the Publications section.

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For all problems regarding membership or logging-in please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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*When first logging-in to the members' area, enter your email address and password which came in the 'welcome' email. If you want to change the password during or after your first log-in, click on  the 'Manage my membership' button at the bottom of the list on the left.*

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 202006.

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UK members - if you haven't returned your charity Gift Aid form, please do so. Form is downloadable on the 'News' page.

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