Announcement Since 1957, Mystic Knotwork is the source for American Made nautical knots for your nautical wedding, seaside home, and classic nautical fashion accessories. All American Cotton, custom made cord tied by a family with a 60 year tradition sets us apart. Favorite us here and follow us on Instagram for updates.
Since 1957, Mystic Knotwork is the source for American Made nautical knots for your nautical wedding, seaside home, and classic nautical fashion accessories. All American Cotton, custom made cord tied by a family with a 60 year tradition sets us apart. Favorite us here and follow us on Instagram for updates.
- All 222
- Nautical Wedding 35
- Coasters & Napkin Rings 34
- Nautical Home Dec 21
- Solid Sailor Bracelets 32
- Cotton Striped Bracelets 24
- Barrettes and Necklaces 12
- Shackles and Wraps 9
- Adjustable Knots 24
- Nautical Keychains 31
Nautical Knots for your Nautical Wedding, decorating style, and coastal fashion
Mystic Knotwork has been the source for nautical wedding knots, nautical decorations, and of course the iconic sailor bracelet we've been making for over 50 years.
We have stayed with the traditions started by my grandfather back in the 1930s and when he opened to serve the public in 1957.
Our commitment to excellence caught the eye of Martha Stewart in 2013 which led her to sharing our story in a 3 page article in the May 2013 issue of Living. After watching us continue to grow and stick to our American Made commitment, she further recognized us as 1 of only 4 artisans worthy of an Honorable Mention for Heritage crafts in the 2014 American Made Summit (of 6,000 entrants). This recognition has deepened our commitment to the best quality in both our work and materials possible.
We are glad that we've been featured in:
Martha Stewart Living
Style Me Pretty
The Bridal Guide
The Resident (local paper)
The Westerly Sun (local paper)
The Mystic River Press (cover article, local paper)
..plus numerous blogs and online buying guides.
(if you see us mentioned online, please let us know so we can share on social media)
Etsy and the internet in general is key to our success. Please take your time in our shop and explore the designs that have made Mystic Knotwork and it's precedent Beaudoin's Rope Locker so famous.
Matt and Jill of Mystic Knotwork continue the 60 year family tradition by creating sailor bracelets and other knotwork gifts for nautical and boutique shops. As specialty retailers return to American made quality, his customer base has grown to include wedding planners, maritime gift shops across the country, and some of the best known museums in New England.
Alton Beaudoin, Matt's grandfather started the business across from the Mystic Seaport back in the 1950's and continued it as hobby until his retirement from Electric Boat in 1972. From 1972 through almost 1999 Alton developed his hobby into a true business selling his fancy knots to people all over the world. Even today people from Europe and North America still speak fondly of him. Matt started his career in 1978 as a way to earn allowance and pay for college. In 1996, as his grandfather was scaling back his business; he passed along a portion of it for Matt to develop. He worked it as a hobby off and on until 2008 when the economy turned. As a result of pressure from his Fortune 500 corporate employer, Matt took the plunge and began selling online. By the beginning of 2009, he developed a strong enough market to allow him to cut loose the ties from corporate America and hitch himself to his own ability to navigate his way through this stormy economy.
Because Matt was having too much fun knot working, Jill decided to help Matt knot work, and keep his rudder amidship by leaving her career in health care in 2012. Since our business has continued its strong growth, Christa started coming over to help out as well, and in 2014, Haley Smith offered to help a few hours per week.
Owner, Knot Tyer In Chief
I started tying knots for my grandfather's business back before 1978 and after a brief (10 year) stint in corporate America, I returned to the trade that served my grandfather well. I grew up in Mystic, CT and live aboard our sailboat there.
Owner, Maker, Admiral
Jill bosses Matt around and makes sure he spends more time tying knots than he does talking about rope. When not knotworking in her shop, she's living aboard her Gulfstar 37 sailboat and teaching Betsy Mongrel to bellydance.
Christa is our daughter started helping her mom prepare orders in 2013. Over the Spring of 2014, she's started contributing her own style. When not helping our her parents, Christa is a semi-pro cheerleader for the Connecticut Gamblers.
Haley is a fellow artisan rescued from the Velvet Mill where she is expert in pottery and clay sculpture. She is pursuing her masters of fine arts and teaching certification. We are grateful for her help and eye for detail with our knots.
Betsy Mongrel welcomes guests when they visit our retail shop. Her commitment to customer service is only exceeded by her commitment to interpretive dance. She is developing her marketing skills and is as effective as a monkey with a typewriter.
When you are looking for the hero of our team, Josh comes immediately to mind. While the rest of us stretch ourselves to make better and better knots, Josh has the responsibility to check and complete the last step. He is THE FINISHER.
Rachael is new to our team after moving back home to Mystic. She quickly learned the ropes and ties our wreaths and mats with growing expertise in ropewomanship.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)