IGKT at Gilbert White’s Garden

IGKT Gilbert White's Garden

It was a garden party where the theme was Victorian Games, as Knot Tyers we made it games with string. We recruted a Cat’s Cradle enthusist Ali, Ali was able to show folks a blast from the past, many Grans … Continue reading

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The Knotted Prawn

Knotted Prawn

Solent Branch on their second show of this summer season have had a good start. Priscilla turned up with a knotted Prawn from Brunei ,at the first day of the Model engineers show, just to whet our Knot Tyers appetite. … Continue reading

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Knot Tyers at Armed Forces Day Portsmouth

GKT Stall Armed Forces Day 2013

Last weekend the IGKT – Solent Branch had a stall at the Armed Forces Day in Portsmouth Dockyard. I have to say that it was a very enjoyable event. It was a glorious day and there were a lot of … Continue reading

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Knotting Tools

Knotting Tools

I love my tools!!! So what tools do you need for knot tying? Well the simple answer is two………your hands. Eventually though you find yourself picking up something to poke, prod or pull the cord into the right position. Knotting … Continue reading

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Granny Knot, Turks Head & Monkey Fist

Des Pawson's Knot Craft

During the sorting out of my father’s house I also came across the Ashley Book of Knots, this used to belonged to Rory Bell. This particular copy was actually leather bound (another skill that Rory had) Wow, I had the … Continue reading

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What Got Me Started in Knotting

Rope Bottle Opener

I thought that for my first post I would like to explain how I got into knotting. Many years ago (early 1960’s) my father was stationed in Aden. We would often go to the beach in the afternoons, as the … Continue reading

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