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Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series - Beginner 1 with Kat and Oso

  • 21 Mar 2024
  • 11 Apr 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 21 Mar 2024, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • 28 Mar 2024, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • 4 Apr 2024, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • 11 Apr 2024, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • Studio Friction Main Room
  • 1


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Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

Beginner 1

This course is the right place to start.

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


  • When: Thursdays 7:00pm-9:00pm. March 21st, 28th, April 4th & 11th
  • 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) although rope will be available to purchase from the studio during your first class.


    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


    Kathryn/shorty_kat (she/her)

    Kathryn has been a member of the Denver rope community since 2021. Initially captivated by Shibari’s blend of beauty and pain, she has fallen in love with the technical depth and artistry rope offers. She began her journey as a bottom, with a fondness for Futomomo inversions. In 2022, Kathryn decided to delve deeper into Shibari by learning to tie. Since then, she has dedicated herself to honing her skills as a rigger through meticulous attention to detail. Kathryn has a love for flowy, sensual, sweet ties with a dash of meanness sprinkled on top for spice.

    Oso (he/him)

    Oso has been a part of the denver rope community since early 2022. Originally intrigued by the shapes he saw, Oso fell in love with the intimacy, challenge, risk, and connection associated with Shibari. Oso identifies as a switch but still has a strong passion for bottoming. He loves challenging ties with single point hangs, pain, and twisty torsions. Through rope and self expression, Oso believes that everyone has the opportunity to create something beautiful and cultivate community growth.

    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 March 7, 2024

      Studio Friction

      740 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204

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