This is the snowman we shared on Instagram back in November that caused the waves.
Made by stacking and stitching three monkey fists together along with a turkshead beret for a hat and buttons and a nose of cord. Because the bottom ball is made on a ping pong ball, he's light enough to hang from almost any tree (just in case C.Brown orders one)
The snowman stands a towering 4 1/2" but only weighs two ounces. He'll look great on any tree either seaside or inland. A great winter reminder of warmer days of coasts, beaches, or boating.
We are sharing these online in either red or royal blue hats and scarves. We hand make the snowman, so we can only create limited batches.
We love making these snowman, so I hope you can share pictures on your tree with us on Instagram to help us ensure they end up in good homes.
Manila makes the iconic Nautical Wreath in Mystic, CT. Nearly as popular as the evergreen, the woven sailor wreath makes the shoreline Christmas decoration complete.
This rustic manila wreath is made with 1/2" manila rope and is about 17" across. Leave it hanging all year long; you can keep it plain or dress it up for the holidays.
This wreath is unadorned. Be creative and decorate it however you choose, or leave it undecorated for a more rustic look.
We make these with or without frame. We recommend the frame if the wreath will be exposed to dampness, but the frame isn't necessary hanging indoors or set directly on a table top as a centerpiece.
A growing tradition is to decorate with local or seasonal finds..or just attach your favorite shells.
A nautical home isn't complete without our knotted bowl. We weave our knot mat pattern, tighten it up and shape it into a bowl!
Mystic Knotwork is the best and most complete source of nautical sailor knot bracelets, woven knot decorations for your home. Here is your source for the special touches for nautical wedding accent pieces as well.
The first and oldest knot shop in the United States, Mystic Knotwork created the nautical style bracelet that has grown in popularity and been adopted by fashion styles through the years. Starting in the coastal and nautical worlds, our work was adopted by the hippie movement of the 60's, surged during the macrame craze of the 70's. We have to admit to playing with neon colors in the 80's, and the style continues on as giving a sense of authenticity and nostalgia all the way through. We are especially grateful for the last decade and the turn to American Made and high quality personal style.
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.
Mystic Knotwork nautical style has a style all it's own. We joke that trends find us every 5 or 6 years, but the coastal community all over the country stays. Seaside style needs knots. Fashion and decorating trends come and go. We won't chase those trends, we just make the essential elements of fashion and home decoration to let you show your most authentic self.
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.