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Mystic Knotworks

The Beaudoin family, also known as Mystic Knotworks has been the source for nautical knots throughout New England for over 50 years. Nautical knotwork tradition since 1957, the source for the original sailor bracelet as well as accessories for your home, wedding and events.  It all started with Matt’s grandfather Alton Beaudoin who founded “Beaudoin’s Rope Locker.” At 7 years old Matt started helping out to earn an allowace and eventually apprenticed with his grandfather for over 15 yrs.  Matt originally followed a degree in Engineering and pursued the path of working in the corporate world.  After some time he decided to go back to his roots and in 2009 relauched the knot business as “Mystic Knotworks”.

Fast forward to today where they employ 14 staff members and have used SBA assistance through the Southeastern CT SCORE Chapter as well as the SBDC.  They are currently also being assisted by the PTAC to help them get into the federal contracting program.

The artistry continues to evolve through Matt, Jill and ChristaThey have been recognized with a mention during the American Made Summit in 2014 with an honorable mention for heritage arts.  Martha Stewart, who hosted and curated the event, chose us as one of 4 heritage artisans from over 6,000 other worthy choices.  The combination of traditional technique along with a respectful combination of colors speaks to the modern nautical design sense. They are part of the local community here  and are woven into the tapestry of Mystic.  They pride themselves on saying “All knots tied right here in Connecticut from American cord."  This small business is a wonderful example of what “Made in America” is all about!

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