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Studio Friction Rope Intensive: Start Here: Foundations of Rope Bondage

  • 14 Aug 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Studio Friction Main Room
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  • price is for two people / tying pair

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Studio Friction Rope Intensive

Start Here: Foundations of Rope

COST per Tying Pair: WRAPPED Members - $80  | Tied Members - $60| Bound Members - $40

If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. Learn more by clicking here.

Are you new to rope, interested, & excited to jump in? But you don't have time to commit 4 weeks of rope classes? Then this is the intensive for you with lots of great content in just 1 day.


  • When: Sunday, August 14th from 10-5pm. Morning session from 10-1pm. Lunch from 1-2pm. Afternoon session from 3-5pm.
  • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
  • Course price is per tying pair. You must provide your own partner
  • You must provide your own rope (2 to 4 lengths of ~30 feet). Rope is available to purchase from the studio during your first class.


    This intensive will orient you to the Studio Friction space and get you started on your rope journey. There will be six hours of tying and plenty of time to answer any burning questions to jump start your rope bondage experience.

    The morning session (10am-1pm) will cover discussion & tying.

    • Consent
    • Negotiation & safety
    • Vetting Potential Partners
    • Studio/venue Etiquette
    • Setting a scene
    • Rope types
    The afternoon session (2-5pm) will cover practical tying.
    • Beginner rope patterns & foundational techniques
    • Single & Double Column
    • Bunny ears
    • Reverse tension chest harness
    • Basic spiral Futomomo
    • First rope of a 3 rope TK
    This series is meant to give you the basics to step into using rope bondage at home safely, as well as be able to learn other floor-based topics in outside classes. Please note that both a partner and rope are required. Rope can be purchased at the studio, as needed.

    No experience is necessary to take this class.

    Note: Must test out of Beginner 1 with an SF instructor to sign up for Beginner 2.

      Equipment: 4 to 6 - 30' lengths of rope


      Avid (they/them)

      Avid ties others, ties themself, and gets tied by others. They've been learning rope since 2015 and have been involved in the public community since 2018. A passionate educator by trade, Avid is excited to facilitate experiences and education for folx who are newer to the wide world of rope.

      SwitchText (he/him)

      Switchtext is a designer and a co-founder and creative director of Studio Friction. He is more interested in sensations and understanding the elements of rope bondage than mastering someone’s specific pattern. Switchtext has been tying for 16 years. He has learned so much in that time and enjoys knowing he has so much more to learn.

      Important event information:

      • A partner is required for all curriculum courses.
      • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status.
      • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
      • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
      • Masks are not required with proof of vaccination as long as Denver community level remains medium to low. If Denver's level goes back up to high - we will require masks for all members, per CDC recommendation. Masks are always required for unvaccinated individuals.
      • Registration & payment required in advance.
      • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
      • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact with extenuating circumstances)
      • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.

      Studio Friction

      740 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204

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