UK Local Branches

International Guild of Knot Tyers

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


Some details about UK Local Branches

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).

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Unfortunately this branch ceased to exist in early 2024. We hope it may be re-started in the future.

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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.