Self Tying! For Science!

15feb18:1522:15Self Tying! For Science!CegregiaVirtual Event18:15 - 22:15 FacilitatorCegregia (she/her)CategoryDay 1,Queerope 2023


(Wednesday) 18:15 - 22:15 CET





Event Details

I’m sure you’ve heard this before. “The best way to learn about your body in rope is to lab with a tying partner.” It’s meant to be helpful advice. But if you don’t have a tying partner, then what are you supposed to do?

Let’s escape the conundrum. In this class, we’ll explore practical ways to discover crucial information about your preferences without needing help from anybody else. You’ll leave with tons of information to share with your future tying partners (and you might also discover that it’s really fun to tie with yourself!).

This class is geared towards suspension, but I’ll offer progressive exercises that start on the ground.



Format: workshop

Minimum Knowledge Level: The theory in this class is suitable for all levels.

If you’d like to tie along, you should know how to tie a single-column tie, a half hitch, and a munter hitch. If you’re interested in adding the element of suspension into your exploration, you should also know how to tie a secure upline.

What to Bring: Bring 6-8 ropes to tie along. If you’d like to experiment with suspension, please have a secure hard point available. If you don’t have access to a hard point but would like to flirt with gravity, bring a heavy object that can be attached to a harness (eg. rock, dumbbell, stack of books).

Solo or Partnered: solo

Class recording: yes

This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event.



Cegregia (she/her)

Hi, I'm CJ! I'm a tall, fat, muppety human who's been doing this ropey thing since 2017. I tie, am tied, and self tie, with a particular specialization in dubious suspensions for the sake of science. The word "can't" makes me deeply suspicious. As such, I'm compelled to find the adaptations and modifications that make suspensions possible for all bodies. Curiosity and collaboration make my world go round, and I'll *absolutely* help you make your weirdest rope dreams into reality.

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