International Guild of Knot Tyers

The Knot Scene by Geoffrey Budworth

The Knot Scene by Geoffrey Budworth

IGKT 2004

Any new member to the IGKT, and indeed other members of the Guild should obtain a copy of this book. Completing a trilogy of works, the other two being Knot Rhymes and Reasons, and Knotlore 2, Geoffrey delves into terms used in knot books and a range of jargon that has grown up among members of the IGKT over the years. To the newcomer, terms such as 'stand', 'wend', 'flyping', 'butane whippings' and the 'Origami method' often quoted in conversation or in the pages of Knotting Matters must leave them totally confused. Geoffrey explains them all in his simple and often humorous style, starting at A for Ashley and finishing at Z for Z-laid, with numerous cross-references along the way. While this small 44-page publication will not teach you how to tie knots, it will allow you to hold your own in conversation with other knot tyers and follow many of the more esoteric terms in use.

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