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  • March 14, 2023 2 min read

    Through The Years, Our Knot Tyers

    We have a lot of tyers that work in the shop on a daily basis and others who work at home. Keeping the inventory up is always a challenge between the two shops in Mystic and for our website orders. Our artisans mostly come from an art or craft background bringing with them much enthusiasm for creativity.
    Our snowmen and Santas were developed during idle conversation in the shop while tying. First the snowman then the next year the Santa was created. Pretty sure there is an angel still in the works!
    The giant shamrock started as a singular creative project. It has now finessed into let's make a bunch and decorate the lighthouse at the Holmes St. shop in celebration of the Irish Parade. Hopefully the wind will stop blowing so we can hang them.
    making santas and snowmen Mystic Knotwork
    Santa and snowman frenzy
    making wreaths Mystic Knotworkfinishing a wreath Mystic Knotwork
    Lobster pot wreaths, indoor or outdoor use
    Josh, the master manila maker, takes on the giant shamrock challenge
    Jill, sitting among her buoy friends, also makes a lot of macramé items available in our 2 shops in Mystic. Her macramé buoys hung on the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree along with other artisan's buoys. I love this photo!
    Everyone tries their hand(s) tying the plant hangers, choosing colors and their own patterns. These are available in both Mystic shops.
    Our door mats come in 4 sizes, some people even hang them on the wall.
    Giant custom tugboat fender, what a project!
    Tying letters for our Knotwork window sign
    Finishing sailor bracelets and whipping the whale tail bracelets
    Some Halloween fun and our pumpkin creation
    Complete with fake fangs, Megan holds a custom Halloween basket
    Dawn, Halloween ready, totally color coordinated and matching the coasters in progress
    knot tyers at work Mystic Knotwork
    Holiday line up, Santa beards, Santas, snowmen, trivets and ornaments
    Boutonnieres for weddings
    Custom anchor 
    Jill makes a giant star Mystic Knotwork
    Most amazing of all, Jill's macramé star
    In the Cottrell St. shop
    Tying the heart necklace
    Braiding the adjustable bracelets
    The stripe bracelets are so popular
    making door stops Mystic Knotwork
    The manila room, tying a door stop
    two tyers making this large rope mat, Mystic Knotwork
    Mat making goes a lot faster with two
    making bracelets mystic knotwork
    Adjustable bracelets in the works
    making a grommet wreath Mystic Knotwork
    The beautiful grommet wreath
    artisan at work Mystic Knotworktying tree ornaments Mystic Knotwork
    Custom work and finishing tree ornaments in the shop
    making a woven manila rope bowl Mystic Knotwork
    Woven bowls, a fine art
    Manila wreaths and yes we have tee shirts
    making the 7' sennett wreath Mystic Knotwork
    The now famous wreath, 7 feet wide, hangs on the Mystic Bridge
    Lots of work but lots of fun!
    Cynthia's first giant shamrock was worth the effort
    finishing a giant shamrock Mystic Knotwork
    Shamrock fun!
    artisan with giant shamrock Mystic Knotwork
    Next generation, working on her first wreath!

     

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