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).
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.
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 the Benjamin Perry boathouse in Bristol Docks. This is a convenient central location for all of our twenty or so members and close to the motorways in all directions.
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.
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.
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.