Mystic Knotwork The Workshop on Cottrell St Mystic, CT
Mystic Knotwork on 25 Cottrell Street Mystic, CT 06355
This is the knotting workshop at the center of Mystic Knotwork. The knot shop is directly across from the Mystic Park with on street parking. While open to the public, expect a bit more 'grit and charm' than our retail shop on Holmes Street.
Our historic building, built in 1832 for Charles Mallory to use as a repair shop for rigging and sails. More a patch and stitch shop than a true sail loft. The workers in this shop 150 years ago would recognize all of our knots and most of our fibers. You can see our building through the ages here on the Connecticut History Illustrated Page
This is where the big door mats are made. We have a dedicated 'manila room' where we use approximately 7,000 pounds of manila a year to make the iconic natural doormats. We have another 5,000 pounds of our cotton cord that we make into the classic nautical sailor bracelet, woven coasters, monkeyfist keychains, and nearly countless other designs.
Out back, we ship to all 50 states every week and supply gift shops throughout the United States. If you can't find our work locally, please share us with your favorite shops in town