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About the IGKT-NAB and the IGKT



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We encourage anyone with ANY level of skill or experience who is interested in any aspect of knots and knot tying to join us. We offer a joint membership in the IGKT-NAB AND the IGKT for one low price. See the Membership page for more details.
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Who and what are the IGKT-NAB and the IGKT?

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 one thousand 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, etc.

The IGKT Mission: The Mission of the Guild is: To promote the art, craft and science of knotting, its study and practice To undertake research into all aspects of knotting To establish an authoritative body for consulting purposes.

The IGKT Mission:

The Mission of the Guild is:
To promote the art, craft and science of knotting, its study and practice
To undertake research into all aspects of knotting
To establish an authoritative body for consulting purposes.