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InterKnot Newsletter Bylaws Contacts. Right hand side information bar: Join us! We encourage anyone with ANY level of skill or experience who is interested in any aspect of knots and knot tying to join us. See the Membership page for more details. You must make your own reservations by phone and have a valid credit card. You will need to inform the hotel you are an IGKT member when making your reservation in order to receive the lower room rate. This room rate is available until October 2, They will allow reservations after that date on a case by case basis.

Reservations can be cancelled up to October 29, but a 24 - hour notice is needed. Other than breakfast, attendees will need to make their own eating arrangements. This provides an opportunity for members to socialize with someone you may only know by an article in Knotting Matters or the InterKnot. The hotel provides a free hot breakfast for guests at the hotel and there are numerous restaurants nearby. The hotel can provide a box lunch on Saturday, but I will need a minimum of 10 people to sign up for the box lunch.

I will have coffee, soft drinks, and water in the large meeting room Carnation Room. We have the meeting room available starting Friday evening through Saturday night. It will be used for checking in and socializing on Friday night and classes will be held in the same room on Saturday.

This should provide us with plenty of time for socializing and knot tying. The meeting room can accommodate people. There are no events scheduled for Sunday. Spill over meetings can be held in the breakfast area which has plenty of tables and seating.

Telephone number to reach me is Some photos from the event can be seen at www. Why should you come to one of these meetings? Each of us has been to a "first meeting. You will meet individuals with a wide range of skills and interests. Not all of us can tie some simple ones! The annual meetings are a chance for people to come together and learn new knots, new skills, new techniques and make some new connections. Past meetings have had attendees from all over the earth.

Young and young at heart, newcomers to knotttng and seasoned knotters. We would really like to see you there! We'll have a piece of cord there waiting for you.


International Guild of Knot Tyers

In addition to having an incredible name, Colin Byfleet boasts an impressive title: President of the International Guide of Knot Tyers. He oversees an organization that boasts roughly 1, members worldwide, its members tying Flemish Bends in France, Ground-line Hitches in Germany, and Spanish bowlines in Sweden. There are also regular meet-ups in the United States and the United Kingdom. I emailed with Byfleet to ask about guilds, knot guides, and how one might tie up Houdini. How did you get into knot tying? After a longish lapse, my wife and I met with members of a U. K and were made extremely welcome.


Talking With the President of the International Guild of Knot Tyers

Officially established in , the founding members were initially drawn together by the publication in The Times of an allegedly new knot, the Hunter's bend. Des Pawson was a retail manager for a large stationery firm based in Ipswich and also no mean knot craftsman. Geoffrey Budworth was a Metropolitan Police Inspector and knotting consultant. Des first wrote to Geoff on 8 October

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