To put it in perspective. Dwight Eisenhower is President, Elvis Presley bought Graceland, and Mystic Knotwork made the news. The year is 1957 and the countries first decorative knot shop was already open to the public. Artisans traveled from all around the world to learn knot tying from my grandfather and he and my grandmother created the style that is still popular in coastal villages all around the United States.
Our knots all have stories behind them, both histories of use aboard ships of the sea, but equally odd stories about how the ideas moved into the nautical world. As a teaser: in 2006, a sale of 25 dog toys was our entry into the Nautical Wedding market...the rest of the story is on this site somewhere, enjoy your visit, and please support American Made knot tyers working from our 180 year old building in Historic Downtown Mystic, CT.