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    Dec
    10
    Tue
    IGKT Solent Branch Meeting 10 December 2013 @ International Guild of Knot Tyers SOLENT BRANCH
    Dec 10 @ 19:00 – 22:00

    The FAREHAM SAILING & MOTOR BOAT CLUB, the club is located on the lower quay at Fareham. To get there by road from J11 M27 take the Fareham centre exit continue on to the next roundabout (market round about) – take the first exit onto the Gosport road (you will see the water on your left) at the next roundabout take the first exit keep to the left until you reach the Castle in the Air pub – turn right at the pub continue on past the car park on your left (you can use the this car park to park your car) to the Sailing Club which is the second building on your left.
    Time of Meeting – 1900 for 1930 start.

    Knot of the Day:- Moravian Star , Knot Guru Bob Pearce ( if he can still remember from the last time ) or see eHow.com

    PART ONE ;- Santa’s Hat
    Chance to tell a Seasonal or Ropy tale..
    (WiFi.The Boat Club now has WiFi, if you wish to go online for a High Tech presentation you may.)

    FESTIVE REFRESHMENTS.
    Conjured up by Robert the Tea Bosun

    No Raffle

    PART TWO ;-
    Second wind on Santa’s Hat.

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    Feb
    11
    Tue
    Branch Meeting International Guild of Knot Tyers @ IGKT Solent - Fareham
    Feb 11 @ 19:00 – 21:45

    The Solent Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers meet every Second Tuesday of even-number Months

    Time of Meeting – 1900 for 1930 start.

    Knot of the Day:- Fiador Knot aka “Theodore Knot” ABOK pg 201, see Part 2 option B for further details.

    PART ONE ;-
    SPRANG with Eddie and Pauline Bentley ( in the correct hands, these can be used as Belly Bands/ Cinches for horses.

    RAFFLE & REFRESHMENTS.
    (Don’t forget to bring a mug and a raffle prize if you can.)

    PART TWO ;-

    Option ‘A’
    ‘Brow Bands’ with Mike and Sue Waddleton. A charity ‘fund raising’ project, which Solent Branch IGKT may wish to assist in.

    Option ‘B’
    ( More horse stuff ) Argentine Head Stall with Fiador Knot. (see attached from ‘Knots for Horse-Lovers’ by Ron Edwards ISBN1875872639).

    My telephone number is 02392 601779

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    Apr
    8
    Tue
    IGKT SOLENT BRANCH meeting @ IGKT Solent Branch Meeting
    Apr 8 @ 18:00 – 21:00

    The International Guild of Knot Tyers SOLENT BRANCH meeting 8 April 2014

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    The FAREHAM SAILING & MOTOR BOAT CLUB, the club is located on the lower quay at Fareham. To get there by road from J11 M27 take the Fareham centre exit continue on to the next roundabout (market round about) – take the first exit onto the Gosport road (you will see the water on your left) at the next roundabout take the first exit keep to the left until you reach the Castle in the Air pub – turn right at the pub continue on past the car park on your left (you can use the this car park to park your car) to the Sailing Club which is the second building on your left.
    Time of Meeting – 1900 for 1930 start.

    KNOT OF THE DAY The Mooring Hitch and variations thereof, some practical thoughts from Chris.*

    PART 1 – AGM

    1. Chairman’s welcome
    2. Hon Sec’s report
    3. Hon Treasurer’s report
    4. Election of posts
    Chairman
    Hon Sec
    Hon Treas
    Deputy Hon Treas
    Solent Web Master
    Meetings Coordinator
    Branch Reporter
    5. Diary dates.
    Raffle and refreshments.
    (Don’t forget to bring a mug and a raffle prize if you can.)

    PART 2
    KUMIHIMO by Carolyn.

    * Knot-Gurus are most welcome- Please contact Ken Y when you get the urge to choose the ‘ Knot of the Day ‘ and to be the next Knot-Guru

    Chris Jenkins
    My telephone number is 02392 601779 and e-mail is ‘igktchris@btinternet.com’

    PS. If you know of any member who does not have access to the internet could you please pass on the time and location for the meeting.
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    May
    9
    Fri
    AGM of the IGKT Chatham Kent @ International Guild of Knot Tyers AGM
    May 9 @ 12:00 – May 11 @ 12:00

    The next Annual General Meeting of the IGKT will be held in the  Historic Dockyard,  Chatham, Kent, England between Friday 9th May and Sunday 11th of May 2014. the AGM and displays will be in the  Dockyard Church. The Rope Makers are giving Guild members a demonstration of the Rope Walk at 1400  on Friday 9th May. The AGM will be at 1000 on Saturday 10th of May.  The Knot Tyers Supper will be in de Museum Restaurant,  Wheelwrights on Saturday evening. The weekend will end at 1300 on the Sunday.

    We will be providing further information  in the very near future  once arrangements have been finalised with the dockyard. So please keep coming back to check the updates.

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    May
    10
    Sat
    South West Embroiderers’ Guild Regional Festival Day 2014 @ Bicton College
    May 10 @ 08:00 – 13:00

    South West Embroiderers’ Guild
    Regional Festival Day 2014
    organised and hosted by Exeter & District Branch at
    Bicton College, Nr Exeter, Devon
    Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BH
    on Saturday 10th May 2014 from 9.00am – 4.00pm

    Madeira sponsored Lecture by Maggie Grey
    and talk by Jane Hall
    Members’ Competition: ‘‘Moors’’
    Young Embroiderers’ Competition: ‘‘My Favourite Place’’
    Trade stands,, Competition,, Festival Exhibition,, Raffle,, Bag Tombola, Lucky Dip/Bags off Delight,, and plenty off shopping opportunities!!
    Traders include: Mulberry Silks, Stef Francis, Sara’s Texture Crafts, Torbay Textiles, Jan Tillet,
    Maggie Grey, Monty’s Beads, Wellhead Books, Knitweave (Jo McIntosh)

    TICKETS: £28 per person (non-refundable)
    This includes a cooked lunch & refreshments

    For further details and enquiries please contact:
    Lynn Bennett: skinnliz@sky.com or 01392 438264/07712941802
    or Teri-Anne Hornby: t.m.hornby@exetter.ac.uk 01392 424029

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    May
    24
    Sat
    Crick Boat Show @ Crick Boat Show
    May 24 @ 09:00 – May 26 @ 15:00

    We only Inlands Waterways boat show in the UK.

    This is supposed to be a fantastic day out, so if you require more information click here: Inlands Waterways boat show

    Stern Fender

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    Jun
    10
    Tue
    IGKT Solent Branch Meeting @ IGKT Solent Branch Meeting
    Jun 10 @ 19:00 – 22:00

    Part I.
    Ken sends his apologies so we need to elect a chairman for the evening.

    Admin Items.
    1. Volunteers for the Solent IGKT Events.
    2. August BBQ.
    3. Feedback on AGM.

    The June meeting will be the first with the new approach to the knot of the day as decided by Gordon so please read the following carefully.

    KNOT OF THE DAY : 

    The Knot of the Day for June is ‘The Overhand Knot which for this exercise will include the “Thumb Knot”, “Half Knot” or any other names you know it by. 

    Simple you might think, but this knot (which is known to have been tied by birds and monkeys), is the basis on which many other knots are tied in rope and cordage.
     
    Your task is to bring with you a List of as many knots as you can that either; starts with, contains, is used within or results in The Overhand Knot in any of its forms.   Prepare to be “Amazed”!
    Raffle  and Refreshments
    Don’ forget to bring a mug and a raffle prize if you can.


    PART II

     
    “Back to basics” –  tying all those knots you have on your list.  Please bring with you a length of rope about 10mm diameter, a piece of cord about 2mm diameter and a piece of cotton or whipping twine.  A limited amount of the above will be available for those who are unable to provide their own.
     
     
    ADVANCE NOTICE:
    There will be a draw – out of the hat – to select the member who will choose the “Knot of the Day” for the next 5 meetings.  For those unlucky enough to get to choose a knot, don’t worry, you will be taking part in the next draw, which will be the Part II talk, demonstration or entertainment!  If you are lucky enough to win one of these, it will be up to you to choose the topic, and either front up and do it yourself or get someone else to do it for you.  If you are unable to make the June meeting, don’t worry about missing out – Gordon will draw a ticket out of the hat for you.

    See you all in June.
    My telephone number is 02392 601779 and e-mail is ‘igktchris@btinternet.com

    PS. If you know of any member who does not have access to the internet could you please pass on the time and location for the meeting.

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    Jun
    27
    Fri
    Armed Forces Day @ TBC
    Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day

    The International Guild of Knot Tyers will be attending this event. Please come back soon for more details on the event.

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    Jun
    28
    Sat
    Rally & Canal Festival Braunston Marina @ Rally & Canal Festival
    Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day

    This is the 12th of our hugely popular working narrowboats rally – the UK’s largest! Well over 80 historic boats gather and take part in parades with commentary – stirring stuff!

    There is a real ale beer tent, exhibitors, traders & waterways artists, an open air Songs of Praise church service on Sunday, live music from bands & groups, Morris dancing, fast food,  a theatrical presentation

    – in fact FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY –

    Admittance is FREE but if you bring your car there is a parking fee of £10.

    ALL profits go to canal & local causes.

    This year’s Programme of Events has yet to be finalised but last year’s programme is shown below to give you an idea of the entertainments and activities that will be on offer..

    We hope to see you.

    We welcome all historic boats, traders & exhibitors –
    to avoid disappointment please contact Libby for application details NOW at libby@braunstonmarina.co.uk or telephone 01788 891373

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    Jul
    26
    Sat
    IGKT at Model Engineers Show @ IGKT at Model Engineers Show
    Jul 26 @ 07:30 – Jul 27 @ 17:00

    Each year the IGKT attend the Model Engineers Show to display decorative and working knots.

    This is a great day for all the family.

    Please come back for more information.

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    Jul
    30
    Wed
    IGKT Display on HMS Victory @ IGKT Display on HMS Victory
    Jul 30 all-day

    Every year the International Guild of Knot Tyers have a display of knot-work on the lower gun-deck of HMS Victory.

    The IGKT not only display practical and working knots, but they also have knotting demonstrations and workshops.

    The IGKT are on the Victory on the last Wednesday of July and every Wednesday in August.

    Here is a link to last years event IGKT on HMS Victory

    HMS Victory

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    Aug
    2
    Sat
    Gilbert White House with IGKT @ Gilbert White House with IGKT
    Aug 2 @ 09:30 – Aug 3 @ 15:30

    This is a lovely day out at the house and gardens of Gilbert White. The IGKT have a stand here where practical and decorative knots are displayed. You can also learn how to tie different knots.

    Please have a look at IGKT at Gilbert White’s Garden for more information on the event.

    IGKT Games

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    Aug
    6
    Wed
    IGKT Display on HMS Victory @ IGKT Display on HMS Victory
    Aug 6 all-day

    Every year the International Guild of Knot Tyers have a display of knot-work on the lower gun-deck of HMS Victory.

    The IGKT not only display practical and working knots, but they also have knotting demonstrations and workshops.

    The IGKT are on the Victory on the last Wednesday of July and every Wednesday in August.

    Here is a link to last years event IGKT on HMS Victory

    HMS Victory

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    Aug
    12
    Tue
    IGKT Solent Branch BBQ @ IGKT Solent Branch BBQ
    Aug 12 @ 18:00 – 21:00

    This is a very popular event where there is good food, banter and quite often am impromptu performance by Bob!!

    Here is a link to the last IGKT BBQ

    If you are planning to attend this event, please do contact us first so that food etc. can be organised.

    Rope Games

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    Aug
    13
    Wed
    IGKT Display on HMS Victory @ IGKT Display on HMS Victory
    Aug 13 all-day

    Every year the International Guild of Knot Tyers have a display of knot-work on the lower gun-deck of HMS Victory.

    The IGKT not only display practical and working knots, but they also have knotting demonstrations and workshops.

    The IGKT are on the Victory on the last Wednesday of July and every Wednesday in August.

    Here is a link to last years event IGKT on HMS Victory

    HMS Victory

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    Aug
    14
    Thu
    Tall Ship Pelican MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS Required @ Tall Ship Pelican MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS Required
    Aug 14 @ 12:09 – Aug 15 @ 13:09

    This event may be of interest to some knot tyers:

    TS Pellican has two maintenance periods coming up in the lovely coastal port Weymouth, they are currently looking for willing volunteers. During the maintenance period accommodation and meals will be provided. Are you free 14th – 15th August, and/or 18th – 23rd August? Please get in touch. 01305 858274 or email Becky: sales@adventureundersail.com

    This is a great opportunity to learn all about the less glamorous side of a sailing ship. I also understand that part of the maintenance will involve rope-work. They are also looking for one volunteer to polish the ships bell!

    Pelican Ships Bell

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    Aug
    18
    Mon
    Tall Ship Pelican MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS Required @ Tall Ship Pelican MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS Required
    Aug 18 @ 12:09 – Aug 23 @ 13:09

    This event may be of interest to some knot tyers:

    TS Pellican has two maintenance periods coming up in the lovely coastal port Weymouth, they are currently looking for willing volunteers. During the maintenance period accommodation and meals will be provided. Are you free 14th – 15th August, and/or 18th – 23rd August? Please get in touch. 01305 858274 or email Becky: sales@adventureundersail.com

    This is a great opportunity to learn all about the less glamorous side of a sailing ship. I also understand that part of the maintenance will involve rope-work. They are also looking for one volunteer to polish the ships bell.

    Pelican Ships Bell

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    Aug
    20
    Wed
    IGKT Display on HMS Victory @ IGKT Display on HMS Victory
    Aug 20 all-day

    Every year the International Guild of Knot Tyers have a display of knot-work on the lower gun-deck of HMS Victory.

    The IGKT not only display practical and working knots, but they also have knotting demonstrations and workshops.

    The IGKT are on the Victory on the last Wednesday of July and every Wednesday in August.

    Here is a link to last years event IGKT on HMS Victory

    HMS Victory

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    Aug
    27
    Wed
    IGKT Display on HMS Victory @ IGKT Display on HMS Victory
    Aug 27 all-day

    Every year the International Guild of Knot Tyers have a display of knot-work on the lower gun-deck of HMS Victory.

    The IGKT not only display practical and working knots, but they also have knotting demonstrations and workshops.

    The IGKT are on the Victory on the last Wednesday of July and every Wednesday in August.

    Here is a link to last years event IGKT on HMS Victory

    HMS Victory

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    Sep
    6
    Sat
    IGKT & Maritime Festival – Weymouth Old Harbour @ IGKT & Maritime Festival - Weymouth Old Harbour
    Sep 6 – Sep 7 all-day

    This will be updated on a regular basis as we get closer to the event!

    We have Gypsy Moth IV visiting, the boat building academy of Lyme Regis and lobster pot demos etc etc

    The aim is to showcase Dorset’s maritime heritage in a 2 day festival based around the lovely 18C old harbour in Weymouth.  As well as Gipsy Moth IV and I am negotiating with colleagues in Granville to see if the tall ship Marite is able to visit.  I also want to show the level of excellence today with displays from the Boat Building Academy, a figurehead carver and rope maker  through to boats from Sunseeker and Beneteau. There will be displays in the harbour, gig races and an “Underwater” section with a diving tank on the quayside.  This will ail be supported by food stalls and shanty music.

    1. AIM

    To develop a unique festival within the event calendar that celebrates Dorset’s maritime heritage and provides a platform for the local marine related businesses to showcase their products and services. The festival is designed to have popular appeal so that footfall and incremental spend within the town is also increased over the weekend.

    2. DATES     6th & 7th September 2014

    3. TIMES      Saturday 6.09.14  – 11am – 6pm       Sunday 7.09.14    – 11am – 5pm

    4. LOCATIONS

    The main festival site will be along Custom House Quay & Trinity Road with viewing areas on the cargo stage and along Cove Row.

    Locations of some of the sections will depend on where the boats relating to them can be moored.

    5. PROVISIONAL CONTENT

    UNDERWATER SECTION

    • The Shipwreck Project – displays of equipment on board ‘Coastal Guardian’ 16mt survey vessel
    • Historical Diving Society – use of a mobile dive tank on the quayside as a centre piece of this section to demonstrate equipment and skills
    • Wreck to Reef Project
    • Weymouth Sub Aqua Club
    • Old Harbour Dive Centre
    • Lunar Society – – torpedo display

    SAILING & ANGLING SECTION

    Gypsy Moth IV is the focus of this section with visitors able to go on board. Trips can also be organised as part of sponsorship packages.

    • On the same pontoon 2-hour taster sessions will be available for visitors wanting to have a go and experience sailing for the first time.
    • On the quayside displays from the National Sailing Academy are proposed with Olympic category boats on display supported by their event and training programmes.
    • KTK Prime Yachts will be displaying their Beneteau boats with one on shore and 2 / 3 in the water
    • Stands from the charter boat industry, yacht chandlers angling societies and fishing tackle outlets.

    TRADITIONAL CRAFTS & SKILLS SECTION

    • This section is built around the work of the Boat Building Academy at Lyme Regis where their experts teach the widest range of hands-on boat building courses in the world.
    • Other crafts being planned include lobster pot making, rope splicing and sail making.
    • Mark Anderson from Sandworld will create a small sand sculpture during the festival and supervise a ‘Have a Go’ area for families to test their skills.

    SEAFOOD & SHANTY MUSIC SECTION

    • Weymouth is an important working harbour landing 43 tons of sea bass and up to 722 tons of whelks annually. The local seafood industry will be well represented in this section with a range of stalls from Portland crab and oysters to scallops and line caught sea bass. Picnic tables will be provided around a small stage so visitors can enjoy the food and listen to a programme of local shanty bands.

    EVENTS & DEMONSTRATIONS

    • Jet lev display by Aquatic Jet Packs of Poole – subject to approval by harbourmaster.
    • RNLI rescue display
    • Gig Racing
    • Parade of Sail

    TASTER SESSIONS

    • Visitors will also be able to pre book taster sessions in sailing, fishing, short cruises and white water experiences. Operators are being approached to offer festival discounts over the weekend for features and PR on their businesses in promotional material.

    RELATED ACTIVITIES UNDER DISCUSSION

    • Street theatre – Captain Jack Sparrow (Jonty Depp)
    • Marine Art – Cove Gallery
    • Smuggling exhibition – Weymouth Museum
    • Percy the Seahorse – A giant sculpture taking 10 children to operate will tour the festival site – Percy was commissioned by Weymouth Sealife Centre to highlight the plight of seahorses globally and was used in the
    • Possible display of the “Exbury Egg” – a giant wooden egg used by the artist to live in on the Exbury estuary for 271 days where it floated up and down on the tide.

    This will be updated on a regular basis as we get closer to the event!

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    Oct
    3
    Fri
    The IGKT Half Yearly Meeting @ IGKT Half Yearly Meeting
    Oct 3 @ 12:00 – Oct 5 @ 17:00

    The IGKT Half Yearly Meeting will be taking place on this date. Please come back for more details on this event.

    So far we have the following information:

    IGKT Half Yearly Meeting

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    Oct
    14
    Tue
    The International Guild of Knot Tyers SOLENT BRANCH meeting @ The International Guild of Knot Tyers SOLENT BRANCH meeting
    Oct 14 @ 19:00 – 22:00
    The International Guild of Knot Tyers SOLENT BRANCH meeting 14 October 2014
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    The FAREHAM SAILING & MOTOR BOAT CLUB, the club is located on the lower quay at Fareham. To get there by road from J11 M27 take the Fareham centre exit continue on to the next roundabout (market round about) – take the first exit onto the Gosport road (you will see the water on your left) at the next roundabout take the first exit keep to the left until you reach the Castle in the Air pub – turn right at the pub continue on past the car park on your left (you can use the this car park to park your car) to the Sailing Club which is the second building on your left.

    Time of Meeting – 1900 for 1930 start.

    PART I.

    Admin Items. – Please bring your diaries.

    1.  Date for talk to Solent Branch of Wood Carvers in 2015
    2. Feedback from Half-yearly meetings.
    3. Brief review of year.

    Knot of the Day – The Star Knot (Diana)
    Some scanned diagrams for the knot are attached.

    Star Knot

    Star Knot

    Raffle  and Refreshments
    Don’t forget to bring a mug and a raffle prize if you can.

    PART II.

    Topic – The Sailor’s Cross Knot (Carolyn)


    See you all in October
    My telephone number is 02392 601779 and e-mail is ‘igktchris@btinternet.com


    PS. If you know of any member who does not have access to the internet could you please pass on the time and location for the meeting.
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    Dec
    9
    Tue
    The International Guild of Knot Tyers SOLENT BRANCH meeting @ IGKT Solent
    Dec 9 @ 19:00 – 21:30
    The International Guild of Knot Tyers SOLENT BRANCH meeting 9 December 2014
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    The FAREHAM SAILING & MOTOR BOAT CLUB, the club is located on the lower quay at Fareham. To get there by road from J11 M27 take the Fareham centre exit continue on to the next roundabout (market round about) – take the first exit onto the Gosport road (you will see the water on your left) at the next roundabout take the first exit keep to the left until you reach the Castle in the Air pub – turn right at the pub continue on past the car park on your left (you can use the this car park to park your car) to the Sailing Club which is the second building on your left.

    Time of Meeting – 1900 for 1930 start.

    PART I.

    Admin Items.
    Chairman’s comments.

    Knot of the Day – Blake’s Hitch (Chris J)Santa’s Hat – seasonal contributions.

    Raffle  and Refreshments
    Don’t forget to bring a mug and a raffle prize if you can.

    PART II.
    Topic – The Matthew Walker Knot (Bob)



    See you all in December.
    My telephone number is 02392 601779 and e-mail is ‘igktchris@btinternet.com


    PS. If you know of any member who does not have access to the internet could you please pass on the time and location for the meeting.
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    Sep
    5
    Sat
    Waterfest Weymouth @ Waterfest
    Sep 5 @ 11:00 – Sep 6 @ 17:00

    WaterFest Weymouth

    Yes it is that time of year again, and the Solent Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers will be attending WaterFest in Weymouth.

    If last year is anything to go by, it will be another fun packed event for all the family. Take a look at our WaterFest Blog Post for more about last years event.

    Here are some of the things that went on last year:

    Of course the IGKT will be there displaying a wide selection of knotted work; so do come and have a chat and learn how to tie a knot.

    Admire Le Marite will also be there, so do go on-board and have look round.

    Sailing Ship Marite

    You can also learn to make a lobster pot.

    Lobster Pot Maker

    For further information and lots more to see, visit the WaterFest Website

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Oct
    14
    Wed
    Dorset Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. Inaugural Meeting. @ Royal Dorset Yacht Club with IGKT
    Oct 14 @ 19:30 – 21:00

    Making Kringle Mat (6) CWe have now confirmed that the first meeting will take place:

    Wednesday the 14th October.
    Royal Dorset Yacht Club.  11 Custom House Quay, Weymouth, DT4 8BG.
    Timings. start 19:30, end sometime after 21:00. (that’s about 7 to 9 pm for normal people).
    (hopefully) a small buffet will be laid on.
    Richard Hopkins (Bristol Branch) will be on the door to greet you with a sticker and a smile.
    Parking. There are 6 car parks within walking distance and (as far as I know) they are free after 18:00 (6 pm)

    The meeting will be informal with the main aim of:

    1.  Introducing The International Guild of Knot Tyers.  Ken Yalden, who is the Chairman of Trustees, founder member of the Guild and Chairman of the Solent Branch will speak on the history and structure on the Guild.
    2.  Agreeing the frequency of meetings. e.g.  the first Wednesday in even numbered months.
    3.  Discussing what we want to learn and how we are going to achieve it. Sources and books on Knots. Apps and Internet.
    4.  Agreeing that, at some time in the future, we will need to elect officers for the Branch, discuss finances if needed, a website if needed, stand hardware and volunteers to man it etc.  We are extremely fortunate in that Peter Goldstone, a founder member having previously held several Guild Officer positions, has agreed to be our Secretary.
    Note:  Look at the Solent Branch website, which is a mine of information, and, in particular, at the Weymouth Waterfest article on the Blog page.
    Also have a look at www.igkt.net which is the main website where you will find more details on the Guild and membership information.
    Looking forward to seeing you on the 14th October.
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    Oct
    20
    Tue
    IGKT Solent Branch Meeting @ Fareham Sailing & Motorboat Club
    Oct 20 @ 19:00 – 21:00

    The International Guild of Knot Tyers SOLENT BRANCH meeting 20 October 2015 (Note Date changed from usual Tuesday due to clash with Rotterdam meeting)

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    The FAREHAM SAILING & MOTOR BOAT CLUB, the club is located on the lower quay at Fareham. To get there by road from J11 M27 take the Fareham centre exit continue on to the next roundabout (market round about) – take the first exit onto the Gosport road (you will see the water on your left) at the next roundabout take the first exit keep to the left until you reach the Castle in the Air pub – turn right at the pub continue on past the car park on your left (you can use the this car park to park your car) to the Sailing Club which is the second building on your left.

    Time of Meeting – 1900 for 1930 start.

    PART I.
    Chairman’s comments.
    Admin Item – AGM – review progress to date and things still to do.

    KNOT OF THE DAY – Magnus Hitch (Dick)

    Raffle  and Refreshments
    Don’t forget to bring a mug and a raffle prize if you can.

    PART II.

    TOPIC – Sailing on the LORD NELSON.  (Diana)


    PS. If you know of any member who does not have access to the internet could you please pass on the time and location for the meeting.

     

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    Jan
    13
    Wed
    IGKT Dorset Branch Meeting @ Royal Dorset Yacht Club with IGKT
    Jan 13 @ 19:00 – 21:00

    The next meeting will be held at The Royal Dorset watch Club, Weymouth

     on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13th AT 1900 FOR A 19:30 START.

    Food and drinks will be available to purchase from Clint, the facilities Catering Manager.

    The Minutes of the last meeting is attached as a PDF file which I believe you can all read, and is copied below.

    International Guild of Knot Tyers – Dorset Branch

    Minutes of 3rd meeting held on 9th December 2015.

    The meeting was held in the Royal Dorset Yacht Club.

    NOTE THAT FUTURE ALL MEETINGS WILL BE AT THE ROYAL DORSET YACHT CLUB, 11 CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY WEYMOUTH DT4 8BG ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED

    Apologies were received from:- Matt Chivers, Martin Davies, Allen Dicker, Nicky/Harry Maynard, Barbara Stanley, Met Wallace, Stewart White.

    We reviewed the minutes of the 11/11/15 2nd meeting on the TS Pelican.

    Matters arising were:-

    Subs, Organising Committee & Guild Membership

    Subsequent discussion was as follows:-

    Subs – 50p per meeting as previously agreed. One fee would be paid for couples with no charge for school/college members.

    Public Liability Insurance – Covered by RDYC when on their premises. Need to pursue requirements when at outside events.

    CRBs (Criminal Records Branch) & present equivalents – useful to know if any attendees are holders & whether ‘transferable’.

    Suggestions for future meetings & training – Bell Ropes (esp the ending feature), ‘Simple’ Decorative Knots, Long Turk’s Heads, Tool Handle Covering Knots, General awareness & ability to tie ‘Simple’ knots

    Sticky Name Labels would continue for identifying attendees.

    We still need to identify disposal of accumulated funds should the branch cease activity.

    (Ed Note: deposit with Head Office Treasurer?)

    Please inform Mike or myself if any of you have recently sent off application forms for membership in order to keep our records up to date.

    General Activity:-

    Peter showed examples of the ‘Surrey Six’ & related knots & distributed instruction sheets. A discussion again followed on bowlines, methods of tying & variants.

    We finished with a fun quiz on Christmas songs & carols (didn’t sing them, thankfully!)

    Future Meetings:-

    As previously mentioned, Members are requested to further learn the Surrey Six & the contents of the ‘Knots & Splices’ booklet. We will continue to practice these and also develop methods to produce ‘simple’ Turk’s Heads.

    We also mentioned a “Dorset 12”; 6 more knots to add on to the Surrey 6 (if we wish to include those).

    Our format agenda for future meetings will be:

    Apologies for absence Discussion on previous meeting minutes Matters Arising Planned Activity, Talk etc There will be a refreshment break approx. halfway through the meeting

    Meetings will start at 19:30 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (arrive from c19:00), finishing by 21:00

    A Reminder – OUR NEXT MEETING IS WED JAN 13th AT 1900 FOR A 19:30 START

    Programme activity ‘TOUCHY-FEELY’, some challenges on knot recognition & tying knots in unusual conditions!

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    May
    3
    Tue
    Knotting 4 All @ Fareham Sailing & Motorboat Club
    May 3 – May 5 all-day

    The International Guild of Knot Tyers

    34th AGM & Conference

    A

    Knot Craft Spectacular

    In

    FAREHAM

    If you are interest in practical or decorative knots, then this is the event to visit!

    If you browse the pictures and blog posts on this web site you will see many examples of what will be on display at this event.

    If there is a certain knot that you want to learn how to tie, then why not come along and have a lesson.

    So do come along and see knotting in action, touch the finished articles and watch knotting demonstrations.

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    May
    6
    Fri
    Knotting 4 All @ Ferneham Hall
    May 6 – May 8 all-day

    The International Guild of Knot Tyers

     

    34th AGM & Conference

     

    A

    Knot Craft Spectacular

    In

    FAREHAM

    If you are interest in practical or decorative knots, then this is the event to visit!

    If you browse the pictures and blog posts on this web site you will see many examples of what will be on display at this event.

    If there is a certain knot that you want to learn how to tie, then why not come along and have a lesson.

    So do come along and see knotting in action, touch the finished articles and watch knotting demonstrations.

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    Jul
    2
    Sat
    NAS Maritime Archaeology Course: Knots, Bends and Hitches
    Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day

    Course Aims and Objectives:

    Lizard BullseyeParticipants will be able to transfer the theory of knot tying to ‘hands on skills’, ranging from basic knot tying, to an elevated level of applied practical rope work. Which will then pass muster of the most ‘jaundiced’ of boatswains.

    During the course, participants will gain the ability to identify knots, bends and hitches, with the aim of making a ‘lizard bullseye’ over the course of a weekend. Incorporating making a ‘soft eye’, seizing’s, round and flat, apply a serving, plus tie a sailmakers whipping.

    By the end of the weekend participants will understand the difference between hand tight and hauled tight. They will also learn, while in a workshop scenario, to understand the findings of rope remains discovered in wet site archaeology and to use correct knot terminology.

    For all the information about this course visit our Blog Post: NAS Maritime Archaeology Course: Knots, Bends and Hitches 2nd-3rd July 2016

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    Jan
    1
    Mon
    Shep Woolley & Friends Charity Event @ Barley Mow
    Jan 1 @ 12:30 – 16:00

    Have a bit of a sing song with and a knees-up Shep Shep Woolley at the Barley Mow (Southsea) in aid of the Portsmouth and Southsea Homeless!

    Shep Woolley

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    Feb
    26
    Mon
    Cubs Evening @ Cubs Evening
    Feb 26 @ 18:00 – 19:30
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    Mar
    14
    Wed
    Cubs Evening @ Cubs Evening
    Mar 14 @ 18:00 – 19:30
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    May
    9
    Wed
    IGKT Spring Symposium and AGM – Knotting Event @ Loughborough Town Hall
    May 9 @ 10:51 – May 12 @ 11:51
    IGKT Spring Symposium and AGM - Knotting Event @ Loughborough Town Hall | England | United Kingdom

    IGKT Spring Symposium and AGM

    10th – 13th May 2018, Loughborough, UK
    Exhibition & Meeting Venue
    Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough LE11 3EB
    Proposed timetable:
    Wednesday 9th May
    Evening get-together
    The Hop Loft at “The Swan in the Rushes”,
    21 The Rushes, Loughborough LE11 5BE
    Thursday 10th May
    Morning and afternoon visits to John Taylor & Co, Bell Foundry (£10)
    Freehold St, Leicestershire, Loughborough LE11 1AN
    Each visit allows a maximum of 35 participants.
    For bell-ringers, the afternoon visit will allow ringing in the Bell Tower
    early booking is essential for this, so please add note to your booking
    form if you would like to ring. Minimum 6 experienced ringers.
    Visit to the Loughborough Carillon
    From 11.30am £1 – turn up and pay at the door.
    Visit the historical displays downstairs (free) and conducted tour of the
    carillon (stairs to climb).
    Friday 11th May
    Talks and demonstrations in the Town Hall.
    Saturday 12th May
    09:00 onwards, Main Exhibition in the Town Hall.
    Open to public from 10:00 – 16:00.
    Raffle 16:30
    Knot Tyers supper at The Hop Loft at “The Swan in the Rushes”,
    21 The Rushes, Loughborough LE11 5BE.
    Cost about £10 plus drinks. Vegetarian option available.
    Sunday 13th May
    10:00 AGM in the Town Hall.
    Catering arrangements for times not noted above are to be confirmed.
    Getting to Loughborough
    Easy access from main roads, M1, A6, A46
    Trains from London (St Pancras), Birmingham New Street, Birmingham
    International Airport, East Midlands Airport etc.
    National Express Buses
    Accommodation
    Several hotels, B&B, AirBnb
    eg
    Premier Inn Southfields Road, Loughborough LE11 9SA – most
    convenient.
    Travelodge Bridge Street, Loughborough, LE11 1NQ
    www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk › Leicestershire
    Camping www.ukcampsite.co.uk
    Canal Boats Canal basin in centre of the town

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