International Guild of Knot Tyers

Knot Rhymes and Reasons by Geoffrey Budworth

Knot Rhymes and Reasons by Geoffrey Budworth

IGKT 2002 ISBN 9780951550632

This entertaining booklet contains a miscellany of facts and limericks, nicely blended with jokes. Some of the thoughts stimulated by the mixture are serious, others startling. (Should we for instance, include gorillas as honorary members of the IGKT?) The text is intricately constructed as any Celtic interlace, and never boring. In addition to being ‘a good read’ the author writes about knots in a way that should capture the interest of the uninitiated. Demonstrators manning Guild stands will find useful snippets with which to amuse the public, and the book itself may induce people to find out more about knots - or even join the IGKT. Once again, Geoffrey Budworth has conjured up a new facet of the subject - a fantastical tour through the peripheral aspects of knotting.

Europa Chang-Dawson