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Regular Meeting  (check the calendar)
Second Tuesday each Month
7:00 PM -9:00 PM

LA Maritime Institute
73 Berth
Building "G"
San Pedro, CA 90731





Who We Are

The International Guild of Knot Tyers, IGKT for short, is an educational craft group with an interest in every aspect of knots and knotting. This organization was founded in 1982 with the declared objective of “the advancement of the study and practice of the art, craft and science of knotting, past and present.”

The Pacific Americas Branch, a chapter of the IGKT, was formed in Southern California, in January 1997 to bring a local focus for knotters in the Western U.S., Canada and Alaska. We are affiliated with the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro, California and we keep in touch with a Branch newsletter called Knot News. Our membership has grown to some 60 plus members spread over many of the western states as well as some in the east. We even have a members from England, France, Australia!

CBS news aired a piece on the IGKT on May 17, 2009. Click to Watch now

What We Do

We tie knots! And lots of them. We teach scout troops, yacht clubs, groups, and individuals; We give demonstrations at public events; Our members provided expertise including acting as expert witnesses;. Members have access to an extensive library of books; We share with each other and the public.


What You Can Do

Come to one of our meetings. Come visit us at a public event. Become a member. Access our on-line information. Contact the secretary to find out more or to find an expert. If this sounds interesting to you, please feel free to contact us. We hope to hear from you soon.



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