Sat, Aug 28 | Upline

Intro to Rope Bondage Weekend Workshop with Miss Acacia

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Intro to Rope Bondage Weekend Workshop with Miss Acacia

Time & Location

Aug 28, 11:30 AM – Aug 29, 5:00 PM
Upline, 1 Hartford Square Suite 215, New Britain, CT 06052, USA

About the Event

This weekend-long intensive will give you everything you need to get started with your rope journey. Consisting of five mini-classes with plenty of individual attention and time to practice, this workshop is geared towards those new to rope as well as those looking to brush up on their skills.

Note that space for this event is very limited: only 16 tickets are being offered The cost is $75/person for the full weekend. You may take this workshop as a tying pair or as a self-tier. Self-tiers will be able to follow all of the material with the exception the chest harness, which will require modifications to self-tie. If you would like to attend but are unable to due to cost, please get in touch with us immediately to see what options are available.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

The following precautions will be in place for this event:

  • Masks will be mandatory inside the building at all times except when eating or drinking.
  • Our capacity (guests, staff, and presenters included) will be capped at 20 people.
  • Events will only be held when every person present has signed a vaccination waiver statement.

The vaccination waiver text will be as follows: "I, [scene name], hereby affirm that I have received my final dose of an FDA-approved or FDA emergency use authorized COVID-19 vaccine 14 days or more prior to today's date of [today's date]. I understand and agree that if the information provided here is inaccurate or false that I will be automatically and permanently banned from all of Upline's physical and virtual spaces with no appeals process available to me."

REQUIREMENTS

This workshop is suitable for people of all levels. You will need to bring 6 full size (7-8 meters) hanks of 5-6mm (or 1/4inch) synthetic or natural fiber rope, while half and quarter lengths are recommended. You should also bring your own safety shears, something to help you stay hydrated, and a snack of choice for you and your partner (Upline as always will have waters, sodas, and snacks available). Additionally, you might want to bring a yoga mat, a blanket, or both, as we'll be spending a fair amount of time sitting on the floor. Notebook and writing implements are recommended to help you take notes. If you have any questions about rope selection or anything else, please get in touch with us or Miss Acacia directly.

SCHEDULE

The workshop will span Saturday and Sunday. Doors will open at 11:30am and the workshop proper will start at noon sharp. We will take one or two snack breaks and the instruction portion will wrap up at 5pm. We will break for dinner and then 7:30pm-10pm the space will be available to workshop attendees for practice on Saturday night.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED

The workshop will consist of up to five classes covering a variety of topics:

  • Frictions and Knots. Whether you’re ready to move beyond single column classes, looking for a better understanding of what you’re tying, or want a refresher course... this class is for you. Frictions and knots serve many purposes and some fit certain needs better than others. In this class we will explore the purpose and function of many of the frictions and knots we use in our ties, including half hitches, munters, full turns, L-frictions and half moons. A basic, single column class is recommended prior to this class. There is no suspension of any kind in this class.
  • Playing with Tension. Tension is an ongoing skill that requires practice. This class uses a hip harness and a hishi chest harness to not only give you something to practice but demonstrate the importance of good tension.
  • Starting Pretty. Everyone loves the beautiful aesthetics of rope, be it for photos or for private, and this class is the perfect place to start learning. We begin with a simple chest harness, which helps to teach some basic knots and frictions, followed by a mermaid tie, which becomes a lesson in tension. Both these ties can be done by anyone and are easy to add personal variations to. These ties don’t require any prior rope experience. No mandatory single column needed to make these beautiful creations and both ties are suitable for female and male bottoms or even as a self-tie. No rope, no problem- extra rope will be provided. Suitable for all levels. The harnesses taught in this class are not intended for suspension.
  • Futos - Clean and Dirty. Learn what it takes to build a futomomo; from the fundamentals to how to make it safe for suspension. Learn two styles and why each would be used.
  • Thigh Harness. Why do we tie the things we tie? In this class, let’s forget about patterns. Instead, we’ll start by asking what we want our thigh harnesses to do once we suspend. Depending on what the class wants their harnesses to do, we’ll figure out what components we want to include and start building our harnesses. Recommended – “Fundamentals – Frictions and Knots.” Participants wanting to load the harnesses should also have solid up-line management skills.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Miss Acacia has been creating art in rope bondage and suspension since 2014. With a preference for symmetry and a focus on detail, her goal is to create a tie that works for her bottom’s body while still showcasing the beauty of rope. Starting with self-suspension, she progressed to suspending others with an understanding of both sides of the suspension experience. She continues to focus on the fundamentals no matter how far her rope journey takes her, because she wants to understand the how and the why behind the structure of each tie. Once she feels she understands the purpose of each part, she is able to use them to transition and contort her bottom with the right ties for that sequence. She is frequently brainstorming with fellow rope enthusiasts to improve harnesses and make the most sustainable ties for her bottoms. In teaching, she focuses on making sure that bottoms and tops both grasp what the rope should look and feel like. She teaches for understanding of how each part and pattern works instead of memorizing patterns so that her students are better equipped to continue their education.

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