“Ever heard someone say ‘Well, just add more rope!’ when speaking of tying larger people? That’s all well and good, but it matters greatly *where and how* that extra rope is added. Size does not determine what makes a good rope bottom, or what one is able to do in rope! We’ll talk about ways to address differences both on the floor and in the air, as well as extensive discussion on bottoming skills regardless of size.
Materials: Rope (3-10 ~30ft lengths recommended)
Skills needed: Single column tie proficiency (any), active communication, general body awareness
Often, the rope marketed for use in bondage is soft and silky smooth. While it’s great for sensual play, this rope isn’t very intimidating! In this class, we’ll take a walk on the other side of the tracks – using the raw, rough, scratchy, and harsh rope that your mother warned you about. We’ll compare the pros and cons of different rope types and show how they can transform once-innocent ties into something a little more torturous. Whether you hate the soft stuff, are looking for a way to add some punishment to your bondage, or are just scratching the itch to try something new, you’ll find plenty of new ideas!
People who tie often need to practice their tying more often than a willing partner is available. People who enjoy being in rope, can find it useful a foundational knowledge of how rope is tied and may want to be in rope more often than someone who ties is available. In this class A Stitch of Trouble will teach and break down ties that can be done on oneself that will help improve rope handling, and tie endurance.
Format: unpartnered tie-along
Materials: At least 2 pieces of rope, solid braid or twist, any natural or synthetic fiber, 25 to 30ft in length