International Guild of Knot Tyers

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2020 Spring Symposium and AGM

The UK Northwest Branch of IGKT

invite you to "Ferry Cross the Mersey"

April 30th - 3rd May 2020

in New Brighton and Liverpool.

37248 new brighton beach new brighton 01liverpool

Booking Form

To manually fill-in, please 


For computer filling-in, please 

Provisional Programme

Thursday 30th April

Self-guided visits to Liverpool. Evening meeting-place TBA

Friday 1st May

Talks, demonstrations (TBA) and setting-up in the Floral Pavilion

Evening get-together in West Cheshire Sailing Club

Saturday 2nd May

Exhibition in the Floral Pavilion


Knot-Tyers Supper

Sunday 3rd May

10:00 AGM in the Floral Pavilion

How to get here 

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Travel Directions

Finding us: New Brighton is on the northeast tip of the Wirral peninsula in northwest England. It is directly across the River Mersey from the city of Liverpool.


Access: by car – M53 motorway then A554 to New Brighton CH45 2JS.

                  Parking is usually free or very inexpensive

    by rail – to Liverpool Lime Street and then Wirral Line (underground) to New Brighton station

    by air – to London and then Liverpool by rail as above


Accommodation: 3 hotels within easy walking distance

Travelodge Wallasey New Brighton

Marine Point, King's Parade, Wallasey CH45 2PB•0871 984 6476

The New Brighton Hotel Bar and Lounge

93 Victoria Rd, Wallasey CH45 2JB•0151 638 3568

Albion Guest House

41 Albion St, Wallasey CH45 9LE•0151 639 7144

Motorhomes park free along the sea front


Wirral Country Park: Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Station Rd, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HN Tel: 01342 327 490

Grange Farm Certificated Location, Caravan and Motorhome Club

Little Storeton Lane, Storeton, Bebington, CH63 6HR Tel: 0151 608 2007

Arrowe Brook Farm Certificated Site: Camping & Caravanning Club

Arrowebrook Lane, Greasby, Wirral, CH49 3NZ Tel: 0151 6771615


Visits within easy reach: Trains every 15 minutes

            Liverpool: Royal Albert Dock and Maritime Museum, Harbour tours, Cathedral, Museum of Liverpool etc.


Contact Ian Rogers for more info on attractions etc.

+44(0) 1606 590 729 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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World Knot-Tying Day - December 18th 2019

Second Annual World Knot Tying Day - December 18th

What is it?

The members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) are promoting 18 December, the birth date of Clifford W. Ashley, as the second annual World Knot Tying Day. World Knot Tying Day is designed to publicize knot tying and to raise awareness of how knots are important tools in our lives. Knots can be very useful or decorative, as well as therapeutic to tie.

How can I take part?

People all over the world are being encouraged to participate in World Knot Tying Day, by taking a photo of themselves tying a knot or teaching someone a new knot and posting it to a social media platform using the hashtag #WorldKnotTyingDay.

See below for downloadable materials - Poster and Car-window notices - in French German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as English. Press Releases in French and English

Why Clifford Ashley?

The Ashley Book of Knots is an encyclopaedia of knots written and illustrated by the American Clifford W. Ashley. First published in 1944, it was the culmination of over 11 years of work. The book contains 3854 numbered entries and an estimated 7000 illustrations. The entries include knot instructions, uses, and some histories, categorized by type or function. It remains one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots.



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Erik Franklin's 'Kamut' - Pictures in String


of Erik Franklin's litte fun book. It will stimulate, frustrate or amuse you - or all three!


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