International Guild of Knot Tyers

For meeting details (venue, time etc) please see the Branch Details page and also the CALENDAR



East Anglian Branch

The East Anglian Branch decided in September 1997 to meet twice a year, and our usual venue is at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket - a good mid-point for members from as far afield as North Norfolk and Essex. We normally have one or two speakers on subjects of their choice, a refreshment break and then a general chat session. At past meetings we have had talks from: Ken Higgs (braiding and decorative ropework); Brian Walsh (lashings and their applications); Europa Chang (Chinese amulet knots); Brian Field (the regular knot tree).

Surrey Branch

We were the first county in the UK to have its own Branch of the Guild and we meet six times a year in the Guildford area. We have both speakers and practical sessions, plus Christmas and Summer social gatherings. We welcome anybody who is interested in knots, from somebody who has just discovered knotting, to the professional user who would like to know more. We can also provide a speaker to any other groups who have an interest, or would like to learn about knots and knotting.

West Country Knotters

This branch covers the City of Bristol and the Counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire although we have members from further afield. We generally meet on the last Saturday of the odd months, at Woodhouse Park Scout Activity Centre, Fernhill, Almondsbury Bristol BS32 4LX.This is a convenient location for all of our twenty or so members on the A38 with a bus stop nearby and close to the M4 and M5.

Anyone with an interest in knots is welcome to join us. The annual subscription is £7 - payable at the July meeting. We try to get a guest speaker for most meetings or have a theme for members to develop in a friendly, relaxed and helpful atmosphere. During the year we make several appearances at various events and enjoy meeting the public and spreading news on knots & the Guild.

Yorkshire Branch

The main objective of the Yorkshire Branch is to show that knotting can be fun, and this is better when it is shared.

The Branch is regularly out with its display board at Canal Festivals. We put on displays in museums and support requests at other venues. We have a number of members who are very active in Scouting, from teaching basic knotting to Leadership training and Pioneering (building rafts, towers and bridges). Our meetings are twice yearly, in March and November at a Leeds Scout Headquarters. Please see the Calendar for details of these branch meetings and also several other events at which branch members meet up and fly the knotting flag.


New Zealand Chapter

The New Zealand Chapter was formed in 1991 but is currently in abeyance and in need of an organiser.

Mid-Atlantic Region of the North American Branch (NAB) 

Not currently functioning.

Southern Ontario Knot Tyers

The Southern Ontario Knot Tyers is the first official IGKT branch in Canada. Officially recognized by the Guild in July, 2012, we meet on the second Sunday of every month. Located in Hamilton Ontario, we welcome all persons (at any level) who are interested in knot tying. For further information, please visit our website or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..