2013 AGM and Knotting Symposium
The 2013 AGM and Knotting Symposium (Gathering of Knot Tyers) is to be in Long Beach, CA, USA aboard the Queen Mary. The event will take place from Thursday, May 9, 2013 to Sunday, May 12, 2013 and will include knot tyers from all round the world. What is there of interest for you? Chinese knotting and split-ply working demonstrations, net-making, rope-making (using recycled materials), frame covering, leather braiding, kumihimo and more besides. Join your fellow knot tyers in a convocation of extraordinary scope.
aboard the Queen Mary
Thursday, May 9 - Sunday, May 12
Long Beach, California
The meeting on the QM is all systems go! Rooms have been reserved, requiring only that you book through their web-site at http://www.queenmary.com OR, you may wish to telephone at (877) 342-0742.
The rate has been negotiated at $149 per double room per night starting on Thursday, May 9, 2013 and ending with checkout on Sunday, May 12, 2013 and BE SURE to ask for “IGKT Knotting Symposium” or you will not get this low rate! Don’t forget – this is the Queen Mary Hotel – on the ship – how romantic is that!
Contact Lindsey Philpott email@example.com for more details.
The Fall 2012 IGKT-NAB Meeting was held in Springfield, IL on October 19 and 20th.
We had a great time and if you weren't there, we missed you! Please consider attending future events!
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IGKT-NAB and the IGKT-NAB Knot in the Middle Chapter 2011 Meeting
A Joint 2011 Half Yearly Guild Meeting, Bi-Annual NAB Meeting, Quarterly Guild Meeting was held in October 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Our host hotel was the Embassy Suites Indianapolis - North
A HUGE thanks to Rusty Helms and his crew for making it a GREAT time for all!
Some photos from the event
We had attendees from all over the continental US, Alaska, and even the UK. The well-structured class schedule kept us all moving around often which enabled us to meet and work with a good variety of knotters.
Fall 2010 Special MINI NAB
A MINI NAB took place on the 3-4-5th of December 2010.
At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, Maryland
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IGKT and IGKT-NAB Combined meeting in New Bedford, Mass, October 2009
MANY members and visitors attended the event and had the usual grand time of tying knots, sharing skills and techniques and geeting to know many new people.
Activities included the traditional Membership Dinner, as well as visits to R&W Rope Warehouse, the Ashley Farm and Mystic Seaport, Old Plymouth Rope & Cordage Company Museum, Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower Tour and the USS Constitution in Boston.
Of course, time was spent at the tables greeting the public that had come to see the displays. The membership meeting was held in the Museum’s Auditorium.
The IGKT-NAB Executive Board wishes to thank the IGKT Board for having their Half-Yearly Meeting in New Bedford, a thanks to Bob Dollar for the time spent putting this successful event together, a special thanks to the Whaling Museum for allowing us to use their facility, to R & W Rope Warehouse and Rob for hosting the Knot Tyers once again.
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What is the International Guild of Knot Tyers?
A Registered Educational Charity, The International Guild of
Knot Tyers was founded, with twenty-five members, in April 1982,
as an association of folks with interests in knots and knotting
techniques of all kinds. In succeeding years the Guild has grown
beyond all expectation and we now have over six hundred members
worldwide. Our membership includes all sorts of people, university
professors, surgeons, sailors, scouts, magicians, farmers, miners
and accountants, to name just a few, and they live in places as
far apart as Tasmania, the Faeroe Islands, Japan and the U.S.A.
We keep in touch with each other by correspondence, of course,
by holding regular meetings and exhibitions at both international
and local levels and also by means of our quarterly magazine, "KNOTTING
MATTERS", which is a mine of information, useful and obscure, on
anything related to knotting. The Guild also publishes manuals,
wall charts and postcards and sells its own ties and badges.
Members vary widely in their knowledge of the subject, some being
interested novices, while others are experts in particular specialties,
but everyone acknowledges that they have much to learn from each
other and a continuous informal exchange of information and ideas
is probably the Guild's most enjoyable characteristic.
What is the IGKT-NAB? The purpose of the IGKT-NAB is to
serve as the North American branch of the International Guild of
Knot Tyers (IGKT). The purpose of which is to promote the art, craft,
and science of knotting, its study and practice, and to facilitate
communications among all North American members and between the
IGKT-NAB and IGKT.
Membership in the IGKT-NAB is be
open to any IGKT member interested in the purposes of the IGKT-NAB.
Members who live in North America may be enrolled simultaneously
in IGKT and IGKT-NAB. Members of the IGKT may become members of
the IGKT-NAB on payment of the IGKT-NAB membership dues, or renewing
their IGKT membership through the IGKT-NAB. Membership dues will
be set for dual membership in IGKT & IGKT-NAB that covers membership
in both the parent and branch organization.
IGKT membership through the IGKT-NAB makes it easier to join and
renew membership without worry about conversion of US Dollars to
British Pounds, which hopefully expands membership in the IGKT.
The IGKT-NAB publishes the "InterKnot" a periodic newsletter. The
"InterKnot" includes information on events, specialties, and suppliers
of rope and cordage, and publishing articles submitted by members.
The IGKT-NAB provides a central contact point for members within
the United States for problems with addresses, telephone numbers,
The IGKT Mission:
The Mission of the Guild is:
To promote the art, craft and science of knotting, its study and
To undertake research into all aspects of knotting
To establish an authoritative body for consulting purposes.
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