International Guild of Knot Tyers

Knotty Potty and other Pithy Poems for Knotting Devotees

Knotty Potty and other Pithy Poems for Knotting Devotees by ‘Jennifer Wren’, edited by Geoffrey Budworth

The knot-tying poetess and Guild doyenne ‘Jennifer Wren’ will be unable to attend the IGKT Silver Jubilee celebrations at Fareham in Hampshire, England; and so it has been my job and joy to collect, and collate, then print and bind at my own expense, more than 50 of her verses on the art, craft, science and philosophy of knots. They range from rhyming couplets and four-line clerihews to lengthier pieces (even a rope-work rap), tackling subjects as diverse as bondage, knot-boards, macramé and wire splicing. Some are fanciful, and a few provocative, but all were written to amuse and delight knotting devotees, especially IGKT members. Because, as she once said; `There are real poets, mere rhymesters and doggerel McGonagalls. You can call me what you like, but someone has to celebrate the offbeat diversity of knotting.’

G.B.