RopeLab XXXIII: Poisonwell

at The Columbus Space

February’s workshop focuses on fundamentals for all levels: Rope Handling, Flow and Function. 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, February 25th, 2-6pm

(Doors at 1:45pm)

See FetLife Event Page to RSVP.

Quick Facts:

  • Date & Time: Sunday, February 25th 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 Bio:  Poisonwell

Poisonwell has been a student of rope for the last several years, and has had the opportunity to learn from some amazing people along the way. He is always learning, evolving and pushing himself to get better and refine his skills. He enjoys the connection, versatility and beauty of rope. He also enjoys immersing himself in the details and subtle nuances that can make a good tie even better. He firmly believes in being safe, mitigating risks and tying responsibly. He is always looking forward to learning new things, meeting new people and sharing with others.


Rope Handling, Flow, and Function

This class is a collection of key concepts and fundamentals that can be used to tie more effectively and efficiently. The class is broken into 3 sections, with each building on the next. The first section focuses on moving rope and applying rope, while maintaining connection with the rope bottom. The second section focuses on frictions, and how to create and apply them effectively. The third section is a free tie where participants use the skills and concepts from the first sections of the class to tie their rope bottom. No specific patterns will be taught in this class.

Rope 101/102

Following poisonwell’s workshop, 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

Rope 101

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.

Rope 102

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.

More info:

For info on event & photography rules, what to wear, coming without a partner, etc., see this sticky.

For rope resources & tutorials, see this. For info on what kind of rope to use, see this.

If you are new to RopeLab, rope, or kink, read this.

Are you looking for a partner? Click here.

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Yours truly,

DireWo1fl3gato, & wiwolverine