International Guild of Knot Tyers

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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).


2019 Spring Symposium and AGM will be over four days

(May 9th-12th) at the Nothe Fort, Weymouth, UK

Full details available soon and they will be circulated with the December Knotting Matters.

Join us for one day or all four.



2019 Autumn Symposium will be in Bremen-Vegesack, Germany

3rd-6th October. 

We will be guests of the Vegesacker Geschichtenhaus in this historic waterside city.  

The city's oldest port warehouse is a place of history theater, cabaret and photo gallery, all under one roof.  


Most meetings and events are shown in the Calendar section - do see if there's one happening near you and come along!


New Addition - we have just started to publish the book reviews from Knotting Matters (see the KM button, bottom left, or click here. We will be adding to these as they arrive with the Editors. All the reviews from the previous 35 years have now been added. Contributions are always very welcome!


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*When first logging-in to the members' area, enter your email address and password which came in the 'welcome' email. If you want to change the password during or after your first log-in, click on  the 'Manage my membership' button at the bottom of the list on the left.*

We have tried to make sure that all the data on the various pages of this site are accurate and up-to-date.  If you find errors or omissions please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to rectify things quickly.

Please help us by sending advance news of knotting events so that we can publish them and also reports/photos when the events have occurred.

We'll only be able to publicise and carry news if you all help us!

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 201711.


UK members - if you haven't returned your charity Gift Aid form, please do so. Form is downloadable on the 'News' page.



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