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 about 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 have an official facebook group too!


IGKT 40th Anniversary Meeting and AGM

5-8 May 2022
Hallowtree Scout Activity Centre
Alnesbourne Priory, Nacton, Ipswich IP10 0JP, UK


Details of the link and documents for the hybrid Zoom & live AGM on Friday May 7th 2022 at 20:00 UTC can be found HERE

It's on the Member News page - you'll need to log-in to access.


With the removal of official Covid regulations in the UK, we are now confident that this meeting will be able to take place. Many thanks to all those members who have emailed their intention to be there for this special event. We'd love to see more of you for all or some of the days.  There is a boat trip on this historic sailing barge (Victor)


on Thursday, demonstrations and talks on Friday and the AGM will be held, both in person and via Zoom, in the evening at 20:00UTC (9pm UK time). Saturday sees the exhibition open and, as well as the now-famous raffle, the day will finish with the Knot Tyers Supper and presentation of the President's Cup. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make sure of your place. More details here and updates will be added as the final arrangements are completed. See you there.


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.


International Guild of Knot Tyers Australian Meeting

will take place on

September 2nd-5th 2022

Location confirmed as the Australian National Wool Museum in Geelong, situated 200 metres from the water front in the centre of the city.


During the meeting - Photographic ExhibitioNational Wool Museum Geelongn

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

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

Details later.


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


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.


*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 202102.


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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