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    I grew up tying knots.

    My grandfather, Alton Beaudoin, opened our family knot shop in 1957 out of his house in Old Mystic, Connecticut. In 1996 he handed the business down to me and I continued catering to the faithful customers that I had known my whole life.

    Collaborating on a knot work project

    In 2008 I left my corporate job after nine years to follow my passion and turn my grandfather's dream into a reality. I changed the name from Beaudoin's Rope Locker to Mystic Knotwork, as it is known today, and I launched the business online.

    We worked for eight years to rebuild the business from my house, through the Velvet Mill in Stonington, Connecticut, to opening to the public in Mystic. Our team expanded from my family to include artisans from diverse creative backgrounds. In early 2015, we found our 

    Nautical Door Mats

    workshop, a destination originally used for sail and rigging repair over 100 years ago and in Historic Downtown Mystic. When you step into the shop overlooking the Mystic River, you will see constant creation of the handmade knots in our store, as well as museum quality works that make up a part of my family's history.

    Thank you for letting us do what we love,

    Matt Beaudoin
    Mystic Knotwork
    25 Cottrell St Mystic, CT 06355

    Rachael Tying a KnotJulia and her door mats
    Jill working on Nautical WreathsMatt at a historic demonstration

    Mystic Knotwork Store FrontChrista Tying Knots

    Haley and Christa Tying Knots

    Want to know more about our nautical heritage?Alton Beaudoin Founder of Mystic Knotwork