Ceci’s Ultimate Rope Geekery Weekend Course

11dec(dec 11)11:0012(dec 12)18:30Ceci’s Ultimate Rope Geekery Weekend CourseLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent Over11:00 - 18:30 (12) FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari,ritual

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized


11 (Saturday) 11:00 - 12 (Sunday) 18:30 CET



Event Details

Frictions are the building blocks of any tie, be it a pattern or just freestyle. They make the structure and safety of a tie.

This workshop is part of a weekend deep dive into all things friction, knots, and tension. You can choose to visit only the workshop on Saturday or Sunday.


Event Details

Date & Time:  November 20 + 21, 2021, 11 am-6.30pm

Format: workshop


Language: English

What to Bring:  ropes, snacks, comfortable clothes, and socks

Solo or Partnered: partnered, price is per pair


Saturday: Frictions and Fundamentals for Floor Play + Rope Practice Lab

In this workshop, we will dive deep into the frictions for tying on the floor. We will practice using counter tension, the direction changer/half hitch, and the munter hitch. It’s all about drills and
understanding why things work the way they do! The content includes two knots for the single column tie and discussing the functional properties of each. We will also learn how to make an in-line single-column tie. Many of Ceci’s students in Helsinki have attended this workshop several times during different points of their tying journey. Challenge yourself and come check out what it’s all about!

The Rope Practice Lab is your opportunity to practice your tying skills while having someone there to help you out. We start with a starting circle, where everyone shares what they want to work on during the lab. After that, it’s practice time. Ceci walks around the room helping you with your specific questions. They offer feedback, possible solutions to problems, co-creation, technical assistance, and support if you want to try something on the upper limits of your skills.


Minimum Knowledge Level: You can make some kind of single-column tie. No physical requirements for participants. Exercises are done in pairs. There will be possibilities for switching roles or simultaneous tying.


What Ceci will teach

– Frictions for suspendable structures
–  Frictions for suspension lines
–  Tension
–  Suspension safety


Sunday: Frictions and Fundamentals for Suspension

In this workshop, we will learn the basic frictions used for suspension-worthy structures (munter hitch variations, X-friction, L-friction, half-moon) and suspension lines (munter hitch, flag friction, half hitch, yuki knot, slip knot). We will also learn about rope tension for suspension of different kinds of bodies. We practice suspending off a ring, carabiners, and bamboo. The workshop includes fundamentals of suspension safety. It is possible to stay on the floor or only do partial suspension in this workshop.

Minimum Knowledge Level: Solid understanding of the fundamentals for the floor (single and double column ties, ladder, half hitch, munter hitch). Understanding of own and partner’s limits and capability to make informed negotiated decisions. No physical requirements for participants. Exercises are done in pairs, please find a partner in advance. There will not be possibilities
for switching during exercises, but there’s content that both can practice at the same time.


What Ceci will teach

– Frictions for suspendable structures
–  Frictions for suspension lines
–  Tension
–  Suspension safety


Safety Concept

You need to bring proof of vaccination or proof that you are “genesen” (official proof of having had Covid-19 within the last 6 months) in order to be let inside.

Hand disinfectant provided in multiple places. All surfaces are disinfected and will be disinfected in between use.

Space is limited to give more space for everyone.

We frequently air the space and also use fans for more circulation.

You must wear a mask at all times.


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid,

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgment to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.

photo: EmiHurts


Ceci Ferox (they/them)

Ceci Ferox is a Berlin-based sex therapist, kink activist, and rope teacher originally from Finland. Safer spaces and empowerment through quality education are important for them.

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