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General => Chit Chat => Topic started by: Frayed Knot Arts on July 24, 2009, 05:29:02 PM

Title: New Bedford in October
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on July 24, 2009, 05:29:02 PM
(Positive replies only, please!)

Who among us intends to attend the impending IGKT-NAB "half-yearly" meeting at New Bedford, Ma on
Saturday and Sunday (Oct 10-11) at the Whaling Museum?

Arriving Friday?

Arriving earlier?

I will be in the area mid-Friday thru Monday AM.
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: Fairlead on July 24, 2009, 09:00:16 PM
There will be 4 of us from the Solent Branch arriving Wednesday 7th + one other.
We will be there until at least Monday morning when we are planning to head for Mystic Seaport before returning to the UK on Wednesday 14th

Gordon
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: dfred on July 31, 2009, 09:11:22 PM
Made my hotel reservations a few days ago, tentatively there Wed-Sun.

I'm definitely planning to attend the New England Rope tour Thu, but not sure whether my schedule will permit me to arrive in time for the Boston/USS Constitution trip Wed.

Looking forward to meeting folks!

Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: SS369 on August 30, 2009, 03:09:59 PM
Does anyone have any updated info on the schedule of events for the New Bedford meeting? The IGKT-NAB site is lacking.

Thanks

Scott
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: roundturn on September 02, 2009, 03:19:07 AM
I'll be there Friday afternoon through Sunday.

Marty
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: squarerigger on September 02, 2009, 08:09:20 AM
For information on the October meeting (I think it is open to all IGKT and not just NAB, so perhaps the title needs some work?) please refer to the magazine, Knotting Matters.  It has all the up-to-date information to be made known at the time of going to press.

Lindsey
Editor, KM
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: mysticknotwork on September 09, 2009, 03:08:37 AM
I intend to go.  I have one of my grandfather's knotboard to bring as well as a couple other pieces of his for 'show and tell.'  Given that 1 piece is about 100# and about 4' x 4', I'll need help getting it out of the van.  Also, where are the majority of us staying?  I'd like to get a room in the same area....

btw, I was on the fence, but Keith Hudson can be blamed for pushing me over the edge and getting me to go.....

Matt Beaudoin
www.mysticknotwork.com
(using facebook.com/mysticknotwork as my primary picture repository)
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: Dan_Lehman on September 09, 2009, 09:39:55 PM
I will be in the area mid-Friday thru Monday AM.

And apparently you will be in the area in September, coincident with some
commercial-fishing festival?  Any chance of making contacts w/those folks
for IGKT knotters to see how some current, real-live cordage use transpires?
-- as opposed to the museum tours showing (curators' guesses at) historical
usage.  New Beford still boasts an active, significant commercial-fishing
industry.

 ;)

Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: mysticknotwork on September 09, 2009, 11:06:56 PM
Lindsey, my best excuse is:  my dog at my homework....for those that mislaid the newsletter...is there a broad thumbnail somewhere we can look at..thanks,Matt

For information on the October meeting (I think it is open to all IGKT and not just NAB, so perhaps the title needs some work?) please refer to the magazine, Knotting Matters.  It has all the up-to-date information to be made known at the time of going to press.

Lindsey
Editor, KM

Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: CPO on September 27, 2009, 05:15:23 PM
I will be attending.  Arriving Friday afternoon and returning to Florida Monday morning.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Gordon, let us get together for a pint or the closest thing we can find.  Cheers,
Jim Wolf
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: dewildeman on October 01, 2009, 02:58:11 AM
I should be getting into New Bedford late Wednesday afternoon, early evening.  Looking forward to meeting old and new friends.
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: mysticknotwork on October 03, 2009, 04:28:58 AM
I should be arriving at the hotel late Friday night and staying through Sunday evening.  I am bringing my wife.  Should I make her sit in the car, or can she sit in as long as she doesn't learn our secret handshake...  (she doesn't think she's welcome)
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: dewildeman on October 03, 2009, 10:19:36 AM
I should be arriving at the hotel late Friday night and staying through Sunday evening.  I am bringing my wife.  Should I make her sit in the car, or can she sit in as long as she doesn't learn our secret handshake...  (she doesn't think she's welcome)

Not all the spouses are knot tyers, my wife is bringing a quilting project and I am sure some of the wives will be up for a shopping trip.   ;D
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: mysticknotwork on October 04, 2009, 02:16:02 PM
she's actually my right hand 'man' when it comes to knotwork.  She does macrame and is.......The Finisher :)

Another question, when can we drop off our display items (my grandfather's knot board specifically) on Saturday AM, or will there be late hours on Friday for setup?

Thanks
Matt
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: Sweeney on October 04, 2009, 04:53:16 PM
The main website has the latest details for the meeting in the Diary - http://www.igkt.net/pdf/NewBedfordOct2009.pdf (http://www.igkt.net/pdf/NewBedfordOct2009.pdf) - though I am not sure it completely answers the last question.

Barry
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: mysticknotwork on October 12, 2009, 03:14:27 AM
Thank you Bob and the rest of the guild for a great time and a warm welcome.  Des, I especially appreciate your inspiration and advice.

  Vince, I wish you could be there, but I know we will see each other soon enough.  In the meantime, I found a link to the local article on the meeting. 

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091010/NEWS/910100334 (http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091010/NEWS/910100334)
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: SS369 on October 14, 2009, 07:57:33 PM
And now that the New Bedford meeting has come and gone, leaving wonderful memories, new friends and faces to go with some older friends, there is a question in my mind.

It is: What would be the etiquette of posting some of the pictures of the meeting that include the faces of some of the members and possibly some public in them.

Not all names are known of course, so contact is out the porthole and even some will be unremembered (alas the foibles of age).
So does anyone or everyone have an opinion on this?

SS

Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: squarerigger on October 14, 2009, 08:23:45 PM
A great meeting of the minds and a warm welcome by the staff and members of the Museum also.  I would definitely echo Matt and Scott's sentiments - thank you one and all!

Lindsey
PS  My two cents on photos?  Publish and be damned!
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: mysticknotwork on October 14, 2009, 10:17:29 PM
And now that the New Bedford meeting has come and gone, leaving wonderful memories, new friends and faces to go with some older friends, there is a question in my mind.

It is: What would be the etiquette of posting some of the pictures of the meeting that include the faces of some of the members and possibly some public in them.

SS



Lindsey, "PS  My two cents on photos?  Publish and be damned!"


I would really appreciate a series of mugshots... or baseball cards.  Right now, thinking back on the weekend, I see and overwhelming force of nice faces, new approaches, expert opinions, and a culture that I am driven towards.  As to names...I am embarassed to realize that I only recall a small handful of name/face pairs.  Having a list of felons with their pictures and crimes would go a long way.. For example:  Lorren's work in microscopic goldsmithing should really be considered proof of insanity..

I also got a serious to do list from a number of people.  One wanted me to work on publishing rights and scans of newspaper articles.  I do not for the life of me recall who.  I also think I promised to send sample bracelets to someone's friends giftshop...but again, don't remember who...God, I'm getting old :)

I would like to have a membership list with pictures and areas of interest included.  Heck, if Facebook is a viable conduit, I'd take a break from my turksheads to post any pictures emailed to me ......just an idea..... but I am ok with Lindsey's opinion being our direction.

I fear that only interracting with people at most every 6 months makes it hard to develop a culture.
Matt
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: SS369 on October 15, 2009, 02:04:03 PM
Taking the bold step and ready to fair the winds.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22820681@N03/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22820681@N03/)

If anyone has a comment or needs a larger version of the shared photo's, please send me a pm.

SS
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: mysticknotwork on October 16, 2009, 01:15:48 AM
since I'm not the first, I decided to jump off the bridge with SS:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysticknotwork/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mysticknotwork/)



We just started Flickr last night.. its mostly a Jill thing...
Matt
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: skyout on October 16, 2009, 02:27:29 AM
Great photos Scott and Matt! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. They are so many nice pieces of knot work all in one place, very inspirational. It looks like all were having a great time, too. Thanks again!
Title: Re: New Bedford in October
Post by: squarerigger on October 16, 2009, 03:53:05 AM
Have a look at http://www.igktpab.org/igkt_galleries.html (http://www.igktpab.org/igkt_galleries.html) on the Pacific Americas Branch web-site and click on Events on the left margin for even more photographs!   ;D  Nice work Matt and Scott - thanks so much!

SR