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).
2017 Symposium and AGM will be held in South Molton, Devon, UK May 4/7. Info to download is now in the 'News' section. Agenda etc. in the Member News section.
2017 Autumn 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.
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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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 201612.
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 Neef
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
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.
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
Friday, 14th July 2017
Arrival, accommodation and setup. Public entry from 12:00 AM.
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.
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
The coast near our 2017 Spring Symposium location in South Molton - we don't guarantee the weather!
The meeting will take place at two venues, The Coaching Inn and, less than 100 metres 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.
IGKT Spring Symposium, May 4th-7th 2017 ‒ South Molton, Devon UK
|Thurs 4th||11.00||Meet for travel to river crossing, Maritime Museum & SS Freshspring||The Coaching Inn South Molton||
Must be booked in advance – (£5.00)
see booking form
|21.00 onwards||Return from tour – back to
|The Coaching Inn|
|Fri 5th||10.00||Talk – Tobacco Storage in the Royal Navy – Ken Yalden (UK)||The Coaching Inn|
|10.45||Talk – Turk’s Heads from my perspective – Jim Caswell (Australia)||The Coaching Inn|
|11.30||Talk – Worn Out & Thrown Away: Rope-yarn mats from Appledore and around the World - Des Pawson (UK)||The Coaching Inn|
|14.00||Talk – Forensic knotting & other things – Mike Lucas (UK)||The Coaching Inn|
|15.00 – 18.00||Exhibitors setting-up||The Guildhall South Molton|
|18.00 onwards||Informal gathering for all||The Coaching Inn|
|Sat 6th||09.00 - 10.00||Exhibitors setting up||The Guildhall|
|10.00 – 16.30||Exhibition OPEN||The Guildhall|
|13.00-14.30||LUNCH||The Guildhall||Must be booked in advance (£4.00)|
|14.30||Talk – Worn Out & Thrown Away: Rope-yarn mats from Appledore and around the World - Des Pawson (UK)||The Guildhall|
|15.45||Talk – Tobacco Storage in the Royal Navy – Ken Yalden (UK)||The Guildhall|
|17.00||Exhibition Closes||The Guildhall|
|19.00 for 19.30||Knot Tyers’ Supper||The Coaching Inn||Must be booked in advance (£17.00)|
|Sun 7th||10.00||Annual General Meeting IGKT||The Guildhall|
|12.00 -13.30||LUNCH||The Guildhall||Must be booked in advance – (free)|
|Take down exhibition||The Guildhall|
|14.00||Close of meeting – Safe Home||The Guildhall|