International Guild of Knot Tyers

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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