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International Guild of Knot Tyers

International Guild of Knot Tyers
Type educational non-profit
Focus knots and knotting techniques
Area served Global
Key people President Colin Byfleet
Vice Prof. Vaughan Jones FRS

The International Guild of Knot Tyers (or IGKT) is a world-wide association for people with an interest in knots and knot tying. Officially established in 1982, the founding members were initially drawn together by the 1978 publication in The Times of an allegedly new knot, the Hunter's bend.[1]

The goals of the organization are to promote research and act as a source of reference and consultation on knots and knotting, preserve traditional techniques and promote an interest in the public, among others.[2] Unlike a traditional guild no level of expertise is required for membership, only an interest in knotting.[3]

Members of the Guild assisted with revisions and corrections to The Ashley Book of Knots in 1991.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ Budworth, Geoffrey (2002), Much Ado About Knotting: A History of the International Guild of Knot Tyers (2nd ed.), Needham Market, UK: Gipping Press, p. 5,  
  2. ^ "IGKT Homepage: Extract of the Objectives of the IGKT". International Guild of Knot Tyers. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Guild Membership". International Guild of Knot Tyers. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ Budworth, Geoffrey (Autumn 1991). "Amending Ashley". Knotting Matters (London: International Guild of Knot Tyers) (37): 26.  
  5. ^ Ashley, Clifford W. (1993) [1944], The Ashley Book of Knots, New York: Doubleday, p.  

External links

  • Official website of the International Guild of Knot Tyers
  • Video documentary on the history of the IGKT

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