RopeLab XXXII: knot_head
at The Columbus Space
2018 is here and RopeLab has a lot of exciting things planned,
so get ready! To start the year off right, knot_head will be
paying us a visit for an extended RopeLab.
January’s workshops will include three segments: Bedroom
Bondage, Introduction to Predicament Play, and Wearing all
the hats. Rope 101/102 will be offered after the workshops if there is time.
As always RopeLab will be UPL: Unconference, Play & open rope 'n Lab time! Use the time in a way that is best for you!
knot_head is offering private rope instruction and photoshoots while he is in Columbus. Send him a Fet message to schedule.
Sunday, January 28th, 2-7pm
(Doors at 1:45pm)
See FetLife Event Page to RSVP.
Date & Time: Sunday, January 28th from 2-7pm. 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 above).
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.
Although he began with Japanese style rope, he quickly gravitated to the strict, clean, efficient, Western style of riggers like Matt Williams, Jay Edwards, Lew Rubens and Claire Adams. For him it IS about the simple, strict, positional bondage, and “what happens once she’s tied." Challenging predicaments are his favorite.
In the past few years he caught the photography bug and loves showing kinksters how easy it can be to get a quality shot with their gear, in almost any setting.
101-201 skill level. Single and double limb with any material, including nylon. Building positions, some basic solutions, and rope lengths. Pretty basic stuff. And a very basic safe-ish neck rope intro for sex!
Introduction to Predicament Play
Please bring YOUR ideas, and toys to construct and work on your evil ideas. Coming right out of bedroom ties, we'll demo a few fun, basic ideas, including using nipple clamps, neck ropes & Hitachi / Arcanas. Then we'll tie along a couple more advanced as a group. Finally, we'll have lab time and I'll circulate to help you try one of the earlier demo ideas, or help you tweak your own creation.
Wearing all the hats
We'll set up and shoot a fun scenario that could be a scene, performance or private sexy time. I will address the challenges of lighting and rigging for play all by yourself. These tips will help whether you're using your phone and natural light, or a bunch of photography gear and playing in a studio.
Following knot_head’s 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 201 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.
For info on event & photography rules, what to wear, coming without a partner, etc., see this sticky.
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