at The Columbus Space
alice_the_wolfe and WilliamBlake are first time RopeLab presenters and we can’t wait to have them!
Two workshops will be offered in April. The first focuses on isolating your partner’s arms before starting a tie, an essential skill for all riggers, and rough body play. The second workshop will build off the first with a suspendable, tengu-position body harness.
Rope 101/102 will be offered after the workshops, time permitting.
As always RopeLab will be UPL: Unconference, Play & open rope 'n Lab time! Use the time in a way that is best for you!
Sunday, April 22nd, 2-6pm
(Doors at 1:45pm)
Date & Time: Sunday, April 22nd from 2-6pm. Doors open at 1:45pm.
Location: The Columbus Space 180 Outerbelt St, Columbus, OH 43213
Cost: $10. Must have state issued ID and must be 19 years old to enter. Tickets will be available at the door, or save time and buy online (see left).
Dress: Nude or not, anything goes, but dress vanilla until you get in the main room. Please use a barrier to sit on (like a blanket or towel) if you are nude.
Bring: ID and rope/gear, water, personal snack (like energy bars), snacks to share (brownies, pie, snacks), blankets, towels, yoga mats, carabineers/rings, and other kinky toys.
Don't bring: Humans under 19, bad attitudes, private investigators, weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs.
Presenter Bios: alice_the_wolfe & WilliamBlake
Alice Wolfe is a trans femme rope top currently based in the MidWest. She likes chaotic rope, vegan pizza, and beating people with billy clubs. She believes that intentional body handling can intensify the power exchange and sadism involved in rope bondage.
Billy is a rope enthusiast and power bottom active in the Midwest since 2011. They are an advocate for inclusive bottoming education, and enjoy masochism, emotional vulnerability, and queering the rope scene.
Together they make a fuzzy kind of rainbow thing that provides perspective from both sides of the slash.
Gimme That Arm
This is a class about how to effectively isolate your partner’s arm in order to start a tie. It borrows techniques from grappling and clinching in order to manipulate your partner's body. The goal is to tie a single column around the wrist that can be used to start a variety of ties on your partner. These techniques involve rough body play and ground rope, and we will be drilling them in class . We believe you can never have enough tricks up your sleeve to engage with your partner and have effective, interesting scenes from the very start. Our tengu karada starts with techniques from this class. Prerequisites are ability to tie a non-collapsing single column.
This unique tie is a diamond-pattern, suspendable, tengu-position body harness. It has been extensively developed to ease tension on the arms, lessen worry of nerve-damage, be adaptable to many different body types, and be suitable for dynamic suspension. Some basic knowledge of single columns, hojo cuffs, various frictions, and keeping tension will be required to be successful with this tie. This is a chest-loading harness so be ready for some moderate breath play when loaded!
Following the workshops, we will be offering our intro classes to those interested. RopeLab’s Rope 101 and/or Rope 102 curriculum will be offered depending on the needs of the group. time permitting
To get anywhere in rope as a top or bottom, you must master the fundamentals. This workshop is meant to be taken more than once so that you can create a solid foundation for more advanced techniques. You should have this stuff down before moving on to the 102 workshops. The workshop typically covers Rope Kits, Rope Handling Basics, Basic Chest Harnesses, Munter Hitches, Single-column ties, and a basic Futomomo pattern.
While mastering the fundamentals should be a lifelong pursuit, this workshop will build upon and expand on the skills learned in Rope 101 to help take you to the next level. This workshop typically covers a review of the Rope 101 fundamentals followed by joining rope, a two-rope chest harness, the Somerville Bowline Single and Two Column, and some free-form practice drills.
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