Workshop: Rope Bondage Primer with DutchZ

When:
April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-04-24T19:00:00-05:00
2017-04-24T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Early to Bed
5044 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
USA
Cost:
$20 in advance, $25 the day of. Paired, student, and low income pricing available!
Contact:
Early to Bed
773-271-1219

Rope Bondage Primer with DutchZ

Monday, April 24th at 7:00pm – 9:00pm

From soft and sensual to tight and demanding, there’s hardly an item the shop more flexible than a length of rope.

With some simple knots, rope restricts a person’s movement, positions them just so, even sends the mind wandering.   Beautiful woven patterns trace and decorate the body’s curves like custom-fit clothing.  At its most intimate, rope is a superconductor for transmission of energy between partners.   It can free us from our earthly bond and send the human form into the air using only a few basic techniques and a some physics.

If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toe into rope play – or if you’ve dipped your toe and you’re ready for something more, this is the workshop for you.

The workshop includes hands-on sampling of different types of rope, a discussion on acquiring and caring for rope, and a brief historical look at the sensual use of rope around the world. We’ll explore the conversation with our partners about rope bondage, what we might do while bound, and the dialog necessary throughout a session. We’ll also highlight what it takes to be safe: review and reduction of risks, obtaining and preserving consent, and the basic checkpoints for a sensible approach.

Attending with a partner is encouraged, but not necessary!

Bio: 

DutchZ has been a fan of bondage and dominance since his college lab partner brought a length of stretchy rubber hose over for a “study session” in the 90’s. The stumbling and research began. This coincided with the proliferation of social networks – revealing there were plenty of like-minded folks ready to exchange ideas and techniques! Over the last decade, Dutch has engaged photography, an old hobby, as both a creative medium and development tool for his practice of shibari and kinbaku-inspired rope bondage.   From his rope studio in Rogers Park, he continues to work, play, and discover in pursuit of his 10,000 hours. Dutch is #1794 at LRA Chicago. Find him on FL as DutchZ. #2495446 at MM. See some of his work at dutchz.com.

 

 


Reservations are required. Feel free to email us at outreach@early2bed.com with any questions. Workshops are held at Early to Bed, 5044 N. Clark St. in Chicago and are open to persons of all gender identities and orientations, unless otherwise noted. Transpeople are always welcome.

Single tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Paired tickets are $35 in advance or $45 the day of the event. Book your reservation in advance or bring a friend or a partner to take advantage of the savings! We also have reduced fees available for students and low income folks. To take advantage of that offer, please give us a call at 773-271-1219.

Workshop schedule is subject to change. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so 48 hours ahead of time for a refund. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the class start time we are unable to refund your fee.

Don’t forget to select the “IN STORE PICK UP” option at the bottom of the shipping drop down menu when checking out so you don’t get charged for shipping!