Making things more difficult for yourself will force you to tie differently and develop new skills. This can be funny or frustrating, it all depends on your attitude! You can even combine sabotage ideas to make your life even more miserable.

The goal of this week is to challenge ourselves with different obstacles and observe how this changes how we tie.

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Day 239: Terrible Rope – Use a really unpleasant rope to tie with. This can be an untreated rope or made with a terrible material. Sabotage your rope, add knots along its length, tie something annoying at the end such as a bell, a weight or even a magnet.

Day 240: Changing Medium – Try using different materials to recreate your favorite tie, belts, scarves, towels, etc. Which one is the most fun to use?

Day 241: Gloves – Get some gloves and try tying with them on. Thin training gloves, huge winter mittens, you decide your difficulty level. This is an excellent practice when you prepare for some northern outdoor winter bondage.

Day 242: Blindfolded – Do you know a pattern really well? Time to test this out, measure the time it takes tying it normally, take a picture. Now put a blindfold on and measure how much time it takes you without seeing anything, compare with the pictures once finished. Will you go for form or speed?

Day 243: Tying Tied Up – Can you still tie if your range of movement is retrained? Tie those hands together and see what happens! What when the hands are tied to the body? What happens when fingers are trapped as well?

Day 244: Obstacles – Put objects around you, a chair, a fragile vase, something tall like a standing chandelier, any object that your rope is likely to get trapped in. Tie and get your rope management in check so the rope doesn’t get tangled.

Day 245: Tight Spaces – Pick a very small space. Lock yourself in a wardrobe, get under the table or self-tie in a box. Try keeping a good flow while very close to your partner.

Inspirations and Resources


Inspirations and Resources

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Credit: Banner, knotted rope R/P: Ebi McKnotty – Changing medium M: AlexK7 R/P: Ebi McKnotty