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Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series - Beginner 1 with Avid & Dami

  • 21 Feb 2023
  • 21 Mar 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • 21 Feb 2023, 8:00 PM 10:00 PM (MST)
  • 28 Feb 2023, 8:00 PM 10:00 PM (MST)
  • 14 Mar 2023, 8:00 PM 10:00 PM (MDT)
  • 21 Mar 2023, 8:00 PM 10:00 PM (MDT)
  • Studio Friction Main Room
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Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

Beginner 1

with Avid and Dami

This course is the right place to start.

It is perfect if you are brand new to rope, interested, & excited to jump in!


  • When: Tuesdays 8-10pm. Feb 21-Mar 21 (please note Mar 7 is skipped due to another event) 
  • 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. Costs: Bound members = $100, Tied members = $125, Wrapped members = $150.
You must provide your own rope

(2 to 4 lengths of ~ 30 feet) We will have treated Jute (8m long 6mm diam) for sale at the studio for $25 each

A few other places to look are:

Toronto Kinbaku Salon -

Anatomie Rope Shop -


My Nawashi (untreated)

Rope - Hemp:

Twisted Monk

Class Description:

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.

By the end of the Beginner 1 series, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the benefits and drawbacks to various types of rope
  2. Perform at least three different types of rope safety checks in appropriate situations
  3. Confidently negotiate with new and existing partners
  4. Seek and respect consent for sexual and non-sexual play activities
  5. Tie a Somerville Bowline single column tie that will not collapse
  6. Tie a reverse tension chest harness with appropriate tension
  7. Tie a double-column that won’t collapse
  8. Tie a bunny ears armbinder 
  9. Gain an initial understanding of shoulder mobility 
  10. Tie a spiral futomomo
  11. Understand the purpose and function of frictions
  12. Gain an initial understanding of a 2-rope TK


2 to 4 - 30' lengths of rope


Avid (they/them)

Avid ties others, ties themself, and gets ties 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 or rope.

Dami (she/her)

My name is Dami or D_lil_Seahorse on Fetlife.  I use she/her pronouns.  I am a Queer, Greysexual, Polyamorous, Switch.  I have been an active member of the kink community for over six years, starting off in the Cheyenne, Wyoming area and then more active in the Denver metro.  I have been practicing rope for over five years in both partnered and self suspension.  I volunteer at Studio Friction and Voodoo Leatherworks as well as host the Thornton Munch.

Important Information:

  • 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.
  • 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 the first class (contact with extenuating circumstances.) 
  • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
  • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.

*** NEW*** Studio Friction Curriculum Grants

To minimize the inequities and financial barriers to rope bondage education, and to increase engagement and participation of a diversity of participants, Studio Friction is able to offer one Tuition Grant per 3-course succession of Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Intermediate 1. This is a 3 course, 3 month series with the goal to educate students from their very first single column knot to their first suspension.

A Wrapped membership - providing discounted access to other Studio Friction events - is included for all grantees. This is a limited opportunity of 6 to 10 grants per year based on Studio Friction curriculum program scheduling availability.    

If you would like to apply for a Studio Friction Curriculum Tuition Grant, please read through the Studio Friction Curriculum Course Grant - Qualifications and Application Process. From that page you will find the link to apply.  

Applications for this session due by February 14, 2023

    Studio Friction

    740 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204

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