About the artists

 

Susuwatari (pronouns He/Him)  has been studying the art of Shibari/Kinbaku (Japanese Rope Bondage) for over 10 years. His passion for the art has led him to attend many rope-centric conventions, private lessons and intensive workshops. He has traveled all over the world, especially Taiwan and Japan to study with the Japanese Masters. He has been assisting the Dungeon Experience as a rope artist at Exxxotica for the last few years and has been invited to work with several of their exhibitors and featured stars. When he isn’t performing his art, he is using his photography studio, Kinbaku Studio, to capture the art in photos and offering rope classes so that others can learn his art.

Lady Lyonene (pronouns She/Her) has been bottoming for the art of Japanese Rope Bondage for 6 years and tying/self tying for 5. Along with Susuwatari, she has attended many rope-centric conventions, private lessons and intensives. She has been a member of several rope bottom groups and attended classes specifically geared to being a better rope bottom. She has also been assisting the Dungeon Experience at the Exxxotica Expos for the last few years. When she isn’t performing or teaching rope, she co-owns and manages Kinbaku Studio, makes low temp wax play candles and also sell their own brand of jute rope and other fetish items.

 Together, their focus is on body positive, consensual rope, making Rope Bondage a fun and enjoyable experience for all. They have adopted and hold themselves accountable to the Kink Educators Code of Conduct.

 

Some of the Classes they offer

This is a brief list of classes we offer and can be customized based on the event, student need and time constraints. Classes that have multiple skill level options will be noted. While all are welcome to learn from us, some of the classes may have skill requirements due to safety concerns.

2019 Class List - Partial List

  • Rope 101 - Introduction to Rope Bondage

  • The Art of the Hishi (Beginner to Advanced levels)

  • Breaking down and understanding the Hip Harness

  • Simple ties to make your masochist happy (Beginner level)

  • Hurt so good: Sadistic ties and Partial Suspensions (Intermediate to Advanced levels)

  • “So, you want to play” (aka The Art of Negotiations from the Top and the Bottom view)

  • “Hey, your rope’s on fire” (a rope and wax play class)

  • Wax Play and safety

  • The Art of Burning Rope

  • Suspensions with Bigger Bottoms

  • Body Positive {rope} Bondage - Upper Body

  • Body Positive {rope} Bondage - Lower Body

  • Rope Bondage for Humiliation (Beginner to Advanced Levels)

  • Rope Bondage for Web Cam Models

  • Rope Care