What are the Best Groups on Facebook for Knots
In my previous post, I mentioned some of the benefits of joining the IGKT. When I first started out, there was very limited information and photos on, especially decorative knotwork. However, since those early days, I have found that Facebook can be a very useful place to not only see wonderful works of knotting art, but also a great place to interact and ask specific knot related questions.
Another good thing about using Facebook, it also allow you to find suppliers of quality cordage near you. Not only that, there are a number of groups where knotting tools and rope-making machines can also be found.
Facebook Groups for Knotters
This list of Knotting Facebook groups is in no particular order, it is just some of the groups that I am aware of. If I have missed any, then please do let me know and I will add them to this list:
IGKT Solent Branch-UK on Facebook
Yes, the Solent Branch of the IGKT does have a Facebook group. It does currently have about 500 members, and covers decorative knot, practical knots and local events. IGKT Solent.
Marlinspike Sailor’s Guild on Facebook
This is a superb group with about 30,000 members and not only covers knots, splices and decorative knotwork, but also seamanship topics from, rigging, tools, sailing, navigation, knots decorative and practical, you will not only see excellent knotwork, but also a great place to ask nautical questions. Marlinspike Sailor’s Guild.
Nautical Fancywork. on Facebook
This group has about 6,000 members and is a great place to view wonderful decorative knot work and related tools. Each time you log onto that page, you will see something knotting related that will make you want to create something else. Nautical Fancywork.
Ropeworks Group on Facebook
This group is run by Mikko Snellman and within the group you will also see, rope making videos, knotting projects, leather work, knot boards and also the odd tool, some of which can be purchased. This group has about 17,000 members. Ropeworks Group.
Rope Cord Tools Supplies on Facebook
This group has just over 2,000 members and is more of a trading post for, quality cordage, knotting tools, leather cord, with the odd bit of decorative knotwork thrown in. So, wherever you are in the world, this could be the place to find a supplier near you. Rope Cord Tools Supplies.
L’ANTICA ARTE MARINARA on Facebook
This group is a private group, so you will need to join to see some of the superb knotwork that people have created. There are even some silver jewellery items that have a knotting theme. I personally am always amazed by the standard of work within this group. This group has just over 1.800 members (I am surprised there are not more?) and this group is a must join. L’ANTICA ARTE MARINARA.
Knothing But Spikes on Facebook
This group is another one of those trading posts, but this time it is dedicated to knotting spikes, as we all love a good tool to work with. So if you are looking for your own marlin spike, then maybe this would be a good place to see who makes them near you. This group has 1,500 members. Knothing But Spikes.
Rope makers on Facebook
This group is as the title says, a group dedicated to rope makers. So if you want to see some fine examples of rope makers, or perhaps interested finding out where you can purchase one, then another good group to be a member of. This group has just over 1,500 members. Rope makers.
Facebook Knotting Groups Conclusion
I am personally a member of all the above groups, even though I don’t make my own cordage , it is always interesting to see who does. If you love your knots, or even if you just love looking at knots, tools etc, then do join these Facebook groups. you will be inspired by some of the work that you see!